Laura Clifford-Jones
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Laura stated I offer clinical supervision, counselling & psychotherapy and am an EMDR Therapist. I work within the Pluralistic model which means I work on the basis that different individuals are helped in different ways, as a Pluralistic supervisor & counsellor I will engage with you in collaborative dialogue and shared decision-making to maximise your involvement within your own therapy. For example, I will engage with your strengths and cultural resources, as well as your own preferences as to what helps and doesn’t help you as an individual.


more about me...... 

Like so many other people I too have had to deal with life’s up’s and down’s to a greater or lesser degree over years, sometimes the situations caused me to revert back to my now old coping strategies, such as General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), an Eating Disorder, Self-Sabotage and closing down by shutting my family and the world out, with support these coping strategies have now been changed.


In 2012 I started my Counselling, Coaching, and Mental Health training and became a qualified counsellor and coach in July 2016, since then I have continued my training to extend my knowledge, skills, and expertise and in 2022 become an EMDR Therapist. I am also a qualified, mental health and leadership and management tutor/trainer and assessor.


I 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 Pre-school Manager and owner of her own Childcare Business, which led her to become an Early Years Tutor & Assessor.


I work with all client issues; however, I do have several specialisms that interlink; namely, eating disorders, neurodiversity (Autism/ADHD), LGBTQ+, sexual abuse & trauma, and young people.


I am also 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


Laura's private practice can be found at:


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.

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 (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.

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