Laura Smith. BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered.

Laura Smith. BA (Hons) Counselling, BACP Registered.




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About me

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
  • CBT
  • 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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Sessions available: Monday-Friday 9.00am-6.30pm.

Fees from £45.00

Student counsellor reduced rate.

Further information

I offer one to one counselling either face to face or via telephone. Home visits can be arranged.

Maps & Directions

Darlington, DL1
Durham, DL16

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme