Laura Smart MBACP
Director of Services
Laura is a qualified and experienced Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/ Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (CBT/ REBT) Practitioner. A keen enthusiast of using and incorporating technology to assist in the therapeutic journey, Laura is excited to expand the VR clinics services across the UK and Europe.
Laura has been involved in creating various innovative digital services and wellbeing programmes for over a decade. Having previously worked as the Head of CyberMentors, Head of BeatBullying Programmes and the Head of MindFull at the award winning charity The BB Group. Overseeing the delivery, training and operations of three pioneering digital services which revolutionised the way young people could access information, support and counselling regarding their wellbeing and mental health, via the use of technology, in real time.
Laura has also spent many years working as a counsellor and group facilitator in various addiction settings including RAPt, Tower Hamlets Community Alcohol Team and Step 1 Recovery Centre, in Spain. Her passion is to help those affected by addictions and poor mental health to recover, improve resilience and reach their full potential