Who are Poole Therapies & Associates?

We are a professional group of counsellors offering counselling, coaching & mental health service, offering Face-to-Face, Telephone and Online support, through various mediums such as Zoom and Teams.

We offer a full range of mental health and counselling and coaching support, for individuals who are in either their own country or in a foreign country worldwide.

This allows them to explore their issues and concerns in a safe, caring and confidential space, as well as learning individual coping strategies where needed

All services are available to individuals, companies and organisations.


Laura Clifford-Jones established Poole Therapies & Associates in 2019 to provide high quality and accessible counselling, coaching and mental health services on behalf of the Anvil Group International (UK), enabling them to fulfil various mental health contracts for a number of international companies and universities.

In our 1st (2019), as the In-house counselling service for Anvil Group International (UK), we took 107 Mental Health/Counselling referrals this equates to over 700 counselling sessions completed.

So our 2nd year (2020) a strange one for all due to COVID stopping travel and working abroad, we at PTA were able to support 100+ client equating to over 885 counselling sessions completed.




I am immensely indebted to Laura Clifford Jones for providing a professional, client’s problem-centered focus and approach to counselling. Laura had been wonderful throughout the sessions with her keen listening and reflective problem solving based on my needs. I feel like living a new life after having been through therapy from her. I highly recommend her services for the future. Although this was the first-ever psychological help I sought and had trust issues. But right after the first few sessions, I was deeply satisfied to share everything and got phenomenal service from Laura. Many times I tried to be dependent on her but she was wonderful in handling my issues and enabling me to stand on my own and get the power to keep going in life smoothly. I wish I had approached these services earlier. Overall, I would give Laura 100/100 for all her support and patience keeping in view my needs. I once again really appreciate Laura for being such a huge support that gave me the courage to face life with a smiling face. Thanks

Fulbright PHD Reseracher Alumni

It was so refreshing to have a counsellor who really understood my issues, my frustrations, being able to access this service via Skype has really supported my ability to accept and move on from my trauma. Thank you for being there.

Fulbright Alumni

Thank you again, in earnest, for hearing and supporting me over the past months. I couldn't have done it without your help.

Fulbright Researcher

I can't thank Laura enough for all the support and psycho-education during our Skyped counselling sessions these past 6 months. 

You have helped me reframe parts of my experiences and reclaim my own personal story.

Thank you again


Fulbright Researcher

Neil is an extremely skilled therapist. He listens attentively and asks insightful questions. I learned so much from our 10 sessions together, he empowered me to set healthy boundaries in my life. Because of his approach, I now have a greater awareness and perspective I can make decisions that best serve my needs. I always felt respected and understood, it was clear that Neil cared for me as his client. I appreciate all of his help.

Fulbright Alumni


My experience with Poole Therapies & Associates has been absolutely stellar. I believe my counselor to be the perfect balance of compassionate, patient, and professional. I had spoken with 3 or 4 counselors over the last 7 years before meeting with him for the first time, and this is the first one that I’ve found to be truly helpful. We’ve been meeting regularly now for about 6 months, and it’s the first time I feel that therapy is truly working for me. Because of my unique circumstances, I really appreciate the convenience of meeting online and am so incredibly grateful to have found such a knowledgeable and skilled individual to help me navigate my first committed experience with counseling.

Fulbright Alumni


Our ethos is to provide a professional and supportive service, this is why we believe passionately that counselling should be available to everyone no matter where in the world they may be, this is the reason why we work with Organisations and International Companies to provide mental health and counselling support around the world.

We also offer these services to individuals to ensure they too can access professional counselling and coaching support.

Our counsellors/coaches work to the ethical standards of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, have the appropriate qualifications, professional indemnity insurance as well as being registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) adhering to UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018

Our counsellors and coaches are specialised in many areas such as:



Cultural issues and diversity


Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating

Educational issues


Imposter Syndrome

Leadership & Management

Life Issues

Loss and bereavement

Low self-esteem


Rape and Sexual Assault

Relationship breakdown (personal/professional)




Teaching Expectations


Work related stress

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