Laura Clifford-Jones
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Laura Clifford-Jones

MBACP (Accred) ACTO, Dip. Coun. SAC Dip. CBT, Cert. YP Couns

Location: Poole, Dorset

Mobile: +44 (0) 7496 741450


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Laura has extensive knowledge & experience in all aspects of counselling, coaching, education & training business, leadership & management. Laura is specialised in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) Anxiety, Complex Trauma, Eating Disorders, Introversion, Leadership & Management, Personality Psychology, Rape & Sexual Trauma, Self-harm, Neurodiversity (including Autistic Spectrum) & Young People (11+)

In 2012 Laura started her Counselling, Coaching, and Mental Health training and became a qualified counsellor and coach in July 2016, since then she has continued her training to extend her knowledge, skills, and expertise. Before becoming a counsellor/coach.

Laura started her career in administration and accounts for a number of local and national companies, later she decided to move her career into childcare and progressed to become a Pre-school Manager and owner of her own Childcare Business, this led her becoming an Early Years Tutor & Assessor.

Laura now works with various training providers as a tutor/trainer and assessor in connection with counselling, mental health, and leadership/management qualifications and courses, as well as running her own counselling private practice.

Laura works as a Pluralistic Counsellor & Coach and is a member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), her philosophy is everyone should be treated with respect, unconditional positive regards and have the autonomy to decide how to live their lives with this in mind

Laura will work with you to find the best way in helping you to work through your issues by combing all the skills and tools from different theoretical approaches including Person Centred, CBT, NLP, Solution Focused, Gestalt.

Qualifications & Membership:

MBACP (Accred) Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

L5 Dip. (Distinction). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

L5 Cert. Counselling Young People

Cert. in Understanding Autism

Cert. Life Coaching Studies

Dip. Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Dip. NLP Life Skills Coaching

LCGI. Working with Children & Young People

Diploma in Child Development & Psychology

L4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)

Professional courses attended:

Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders

Practitioner Skills for the Management of Obesity

Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

L3 Safeguarding Issues

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Two to Tango - Relationships

L3 Assessor Awards (D32/D33/A1)

My Counselling/Coaching Experience

Founder & Counselling Lead of Poole Therapies & Associates – we provide high quality and accessible counselling 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.

Private Practise - Counsellor/Coach & Mentor – Adults/Young People, all life issues, transitions and worries.

Skills & Learning Poole – Tutor/Assessor & Trainer – Teaching and Assessing various level 2 & 3 qualifications such as Mental Health Awareness, Autism Awareness, Dyslexia & other Learning Difficulties, Children & Young Peoples Mental Health Awareness to name a few.

Hadland Care Group, TOPS Day Nurseries, Aspire Training Team – Staff Welfare Counsellor - General counselling/coaching including work issues. Assessor/trainer in Leadership & Management, Level 2 Counselling Skills.

Addaction – Family & Young Person’s Counsellor – supporting young people and families dealing drug and alcohol addiction within the family.

Angelo European Chiropractor College (AECC) University – Visiting Counsellor – Counselling & Mental Health support to university students.

Dorset Rape Crisis Support Centre (now STARS) – Counsellor – counselling survivors of childhood sexual abuse, rape survivor’s, pre-trail therapy and sexual assault. Males/Females and Young People.

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