Laura Smith

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Registered Member MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome to my page, you've taken the first step towards change and I appreciate this can be a daunting step to make. I believe finding the right counsellor for you is of the utmost importance as is working at your own pace, where you can explore your current situation and the choices open to you.

Together we can start your journey where you are able to be heard which is important, I aim to create an environment where you feel both safe and supported.

I work within a humanistic way which means that I come from a place of believing that any issues you are currently facing can affect your whole existence. I work in a way that respects your freedom and choice and focuses on how you are feeling in the here and now, whilst also understanding that the past and future are a part of your existence.

I offer One to One and Couples counselling sessions in my therapy room at home in my garden, which is quiet and tranquil.

I have experience of working with clients either short term or long term so together we will find which method suits your personal needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Couples Counselling

Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Working

Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling (Bath Spa University)

Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)

Other Training includes

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
Human Trafficking- Certificate of completion
Paediatric first Aid
Awareness of Child abuse and Neglect - Core V4
Attended A Freedom Programme Workshop
Engaging Motivation and Starting to Change Behaviour Public Health Workshop
Basic Substance Use Awareness and Adults Workshop
Working with LGBT Young People Training
Domestic Abuse training
MARAC Training

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 - £80.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free session of 25 minutes to meet me, and me to meet you in person or we can speak on the phone.

Having decided to work together, further sessions for individuals will be £50 for a 50 minute session. £55 for an online sessions unless agreed otherwise. 

Supervision fee - £45 for 45 minutes, £60 for one hour, £80 for an hour and a half.

Couples Counselling £65 per hour. 

All sessions are payable one week in advance with a 48 hour cancellation policy in place. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Day and Evening appointments available, contact me for more details. 

Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms



In person

Certificate in clinical supervision including online and telephone.

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Laura Smith
Laura Smith