Laura Smith. BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered.
Hello and welcome to my profile. You are reading this because you have made the first very brave step of finding a counsellor in your time of need. I know how scary this is as I have been in your shoes so what I would like to say is well done!
Although I can not fix you I can and will be there for you whilst you unravel whatever thoughts and emotions you may be experiencing. I am an integrated counsellor, which means I work with different theoretical approaches and use the ones I feel will best benefit you. At the core of my work I am very person centred, which means I believe that you have the potential and ability to make the right choices for yourself and I will empower you to do that.
I will always listen to whatever you want to say, you will have a safe, calm, non-judgemental space to talk about anything at all.
Thank you for reading my profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons in counselling.
FD in counselling
Diploma in counselling
I have trained in:
- Person centred
- Play Therapy
- Suicide prevention (ASIST)
- Loss and bereavement
- The Fast Trauma Cure (Rewind Technique)
I have worked at the Butterwick Hospice as a bereavement counsellor. I have my own private practice and deal with various issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, recovery from emotional abuse, relationship problems, low self-esteem to name a few. I also have experience working with people who are receiving end of life care and dealing with life limiting illnesses.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions available: Monday-Friday 9.00am-6.30pm.
Fees from £45.00
Student counsellor reduced rate.
I offer one to one counselling either face to face or via telephone. Home visits can be arranged.