Hello and Welcome to my website.
My name is Laura Smart and I am a qualified counsellor, consultant and trainer providing private one-to-one counselling, group work and training with adults, young people and professionals from a multitude of backgrounds, organisations and institutions.
I offer counselling, group work and a wide range of workshops and training sessions that are engaging, educational and tailored to meet required needs.
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 am familiar with the 12-steps when working with addiction(s).
The areas I work with include:
- addictions (substance abuse and alcoholism, internet, social media, gambling, shopping, relationships, sex, work)
- stress, anxiety and depression
- mental health and emotional resilience
- trauma and dissociation
- young people and adolescence
- couples counselling and relationship difficulties
- peer mentoring and supervision
- bullying and cyber-bullying
- technology and e-safety
I work with a diverse range of clients, long and short-term; including professionals in education, charity and corporate settings, clients in recovery from alcohol and drugs and other addictions, young people in schools, colleges and community setting whose lives may be being affected by bullying, addictions, mental health and emotional well-being issues and behavioural problems and couples experiencing relationship problems.
You can view the current list of workshops and trainings I deliver along with my availability in the workshops page. Please contact me for further details or to arrange a consultation using the contact section.