Hello and Welcome to my website.
My name is Laura Smart and I am a qualified counsellor, consultant, recovery coach and trainer providing private one-to-one counselling, coaching, group work, training and retreats with people from a multitude of backgrounds.
I work as an integrative counsellor who offers empathy and compassion in a non-judgemental and safe environment who works in a client centred way. I am trained and influenced by several approaches to counselling such as person-centred, gestalt, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy).
I also incorporate mindfulness and emotional and energetic release therapy and teachings when working with grief and trauma and in other areas that you may be feeling stuck. I use the 12-Steps and Smart recovery techniques, as well as other practices, whilst working with addiction(s) and coaching clients in recovery.
The areas I work with include:
- addictions (substance abuse and alcoholism, internet, social media, gambling, shopping, relationships, sex, work)
- stress, anxiety, depression and general mental health and well being
- anger management
- grief and loss
- abuse (sexual, emotional, physical, spiritual)
- trauma and dissociation
- couples counselling and relationship difficulties
- healing and reclaiming your Inner Child
- Sober coach/addiction recovery coaching
I work with a diverse range of clients, long and short-term; including people in recovery from alcohol and drugs and other addictions, codependency and relationship problems, mental health and emotional well-being issues and unresolved childhood experiences now resulting in unhealthy behaviours and patterns that are painful ,destructive and affecting the present.
Alongside my practice in London I also work in a rehabilitation treatment centre in Costa Blanca, Spain and facilitate therapeutic retreats in the UK, Spain and Italy.
Please contact me for further details or to arrange a consultation using the contact section.