Laura Gosling

Laura Gosling

Student counsellor/ recovery worker

Qualifications and experience

CPCAB Counselling Level 4 Diploma – Counselling Theory and Skills Level 3 – Counselling Skills Level 2 – Children’s care learning and development Level 3

Working with addiction

I always had an interest in working with addiction having seen first-hand the impact it can have on families and loved ones. I started studying counselling in 2019 with the specific aim of becoming an addiction counsellor. I am a naturally caring person and like to help people. The knowledge and skills I have acquired through my training has made me even more passionate about helping others. It is amazing to see a person transform, and for families to come together again. Through my studying I am currently completing my 100 hours of counselling, from this I have gained knowledge around anxiety, self esteem and depression.

Working at the lighthouse

I started working at The Lighthouse 2019. During my time I have learnt so much about addiction and recovery. Working at The Lighthouse has given me the opportunity to be part of an innovative team where we empower our clients to find a new way to live. I am currently working within the therapeutic team as a student counsellor, shadowing groups, undertaking workshops and learning more about the therapeutic process, and how important this is for our clients. I am working towards being a fully qualified counsellor, in my last year of studying.

Hobbies and interests

In my personal time I like to see family and friends. I enjoy playing tennis regularly as part of my self- care.