Laura works in an inclusive, holistic whole-person approach and specializes in working with Neurodiversity, Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, LGBTQ++, and Trauma Therapy including Sexual Assault, Rape, Historic Sexual Trauma/Abuse, Childhood Trauma, and those who identify as Introverted.

 

Laura works collaboratively as she feels that different individuals are helped in different ways, she will engage with you in collaborative dialogue and shared decision-making to maximize your involvement within your therapy. For example, she will engage with your strengths and cultural resources, as well as your preferences as to what helps and doesn’t help you.

 

Laura has extensive personal and professional experience living with and working with Neurodivetisty and Eating Disorders, she was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 9 years old and has a late diagnosis of Autistic traits, and is Introverted.  Laura uses my neuro-differences to make a stronger and unique connection with clients. Laura has also recovered from an Eating Disorder ( A-typical Bulimia Nervosa)."

 

Laura started her Counselling, Coaching, and Mental Health training in 2012 and became a qualified counsellor and coach in July 2016, since then she has continued her training to extend her knowledge, skills, and expertise and in 2022 become an EMDR  Trauma Therapist, in 2023 gained my diploma in Neuro-diversity and Eating Disorders as well as becoming a Silver LBGT Champion.

 

Laura is a forever learner and shares this knowledge with her clients through psycho-education, solution-focused, and exploration of what her clients need to work on.

 

Laura is a qualified tutor and assessor in leadership, and management working with leaders and managers to support their teams, understanding how a team works and individual needs within the team.

 

Laura started her career in administration and accounts for several local and national companies, later she decided to move her career into childcare and progressed to become a preschool manager and owner of her own Childcare Business, which led her to become an Early Years Tutor & Assessor

 

Laura is trained to work with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Anxiety, Complex Trauma, Eating Disorders, Introversion, Leadership & Management, Personality Psychology, Rape & Sexual Trauma, Self-harm, Neurodiversity, Young People (11+), LGBTQ+, and EMDR

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Qualifications & Professional Courses

L6 Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

Extended Cert. in Online & Telephone Supervision

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

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

L5 Cert. Counselling Young People

Cert. in Understanding Autism

Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Issues (Children, Young People & Adults)

Cert. Life Coaching Studies

Dip. Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Dip. NLP Life Skills Coaching

LCGI. Working with Children & Young People

Diploma in Child Development & Psychology

L3 Safeguarding Children & Adults

Cert. in Online & Telephone Counselling

EMDR Therapist

LGBT Champion

Sexualised Trauma & Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Working with Dissociative Survivors - A Coping Mechanism for childhood trauma

Narcissitic Injuries, Neglect & Relational Trauma

Pre-Trail Therapy

Practitioner for Eating Disorders

Masterclass Neurodiversity in Eating Disorders

Practitioner for the Management of Obesity

Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders

ARFID: An introduction to Diagnosis & Management

Gut health: How your microbiome shapes your health & wellbeing

Counselling & Supervision 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 - Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor & EMDR Therapist – Supervision for Qualified and Trainee Counsellors, Counselling for Trainee Counsellors & Adults/Young People for all life issues, transitions and worries.

TOPS Day Nurseries – Staff Welfare Counsellor & Coach - General counselling/coaching including work issues.

Addaction (now WITH YOU) – 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.

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.

Aspire Training Team Ltd. - Course Lead & Tutor – Leadership & Management & Team Leading.

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