Lara Smith

Lara Smith

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07787 555168

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Therapist - Hove

Hove BN3
07787 555168
Sessions from £40.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello my name is Lara. I am a fully qualified and experienced trauma-informed, integrative counsellor.

Deciding you want to start counselling and making that first contact with a counsellor may not be easy. And staying with the therapy as you uncover or face painful truths and/or explore difficult experiences can feel overwhelming at times, but I truly believe it's worth it.

We all face difficulties as life can be challenging. Having someone who can offer you that time and that space to help us deal with difficulties in a safe non-judgemental way.

You may feel stuck, struggling to cope with things from the past or you might be struggling with something in your life happening now. Sometimes we need someone who is outside of the situation, who will really listen to our concerns and work with us to help sort things out, so that you feel better. 

Practice description

I work as an integrative counsellor. This means that I can combine ideas and insight, draw from different counselling theories in order to tailor sessions that will best support you.

My professional background consists of working with women who have experienced trauma, counselling in local charities for drug and alcohol addiction, couples counselling, and bereavement counselling. I also run trauma groups for women to provide a greater understanding of trauma and how trauma impacts the body.

I work with a wide range of issues including and especially trauma, anxiety, depression and bereavement. 

My first session

Initial 20-minute telephone or online consultations are free.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self-harm, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy


Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited