S.M.D Counselling & Psychotherapy Services S Docker Senior Accred M.BACP

S.M.D Counselling & Psychotherapy Services S Docker Senior Accred  M.BACP


Suite 2 - 1 Bailey Street
NP20 4DL

Direct line : 07709084611 / 07709084611

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Suite 2 - 1 Bailey Street
NP20 4DL

Direct line : 07709084611 / 07709084611

About me

We have many years' experience working in the field of therapy working for many Organizations such as the NHS, large insurance companies and working privately.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Postgraduate Certificate In Counselling Person Centred

Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision

Attained at University of Wales, Newport

Snr. Accred M.B.A.C.P
(British Association Of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Senior Accredited Supervisor

Membership of
United Kingdom Register of Counsellors / Psychotherapists

Counselling Children and Young People

Employee Assistance Programme

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

S.M.D Counselling Services can provide Counselling / Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Counselling is a helping process involving a confidential talking relationship between a client (or clients) and the counsellor.

"The overall aim of counselling is to provide an opportunity for the client to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. The term counselling includes work with individuals, pairs or groups of people. The objectives of particular counselling relationships will vary according to the clients needs. Counselling may be concerned with developmental issues, addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insight and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict or improving relationships with others.
The counsellors role is to facilitate the clients work in ways which respect the clients values, personal resources and capacity for self-determination.


Our 'cognitive processes' are our thoughts which include our ideas, mental images, beliefs and attitudes. Cognitive therapy is based on the principle that certain ways of thinking can trigger, or 'fuel', certain health problems. For example, anxiety, depression, phobias, etc, but there are others including physical problems. The therapist helps you to understand your current thought patterns. In particular, to identify any harmful, unhelpful, and 'false' ideas or thoughts which you have that can trigger your health problem, or make it worse. The aim is then to change your ways of thinking to avoid these ideas. Also, to help your thought patterns to be more realistic and helpful.

Most courses of CBT last for several weeks. It is common to have 10-15 sessions, but a course of CBT can be longer or shorter, depending on the nature and severity of the condition. In some situations CBT sessions can be done by telephone.

CBT has been shown in clinical trials to help ease symptoms of various health problems. For example, research studies have shown that a course of CBT is just as effective as medication in treating depression and certain anxiety disorders. There may be long-term benefits of CBT as the techniques to combat these problems can be used for the rest of your life to help to keep symptoms away. So, for example, depression or anxiety are less likely to recur in the future. There is good research evidence too to show that CBT can help to improve symptoms of some physical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

What is the difference between CBT and other talking treatments?
CBT is one type of psychotherapy . Unlike other types of psychotherapy it does not involve 'talking freely', or dwell on events in your past to gain insight into your emotional state of mind. It is not a 'lie on the couch and tell all' type of therapy.

CBT tends to deal with the 'here and now' - how your current thoughts and behaviours are affecting you now. It recognises that events in your past have shaped the way that you currently think and behave. In particular, thought patterns and behaviours learned in childhood, However, CBT does not dwell on the past, but aims to find solutions to how to change your current thoughts and behaviours so that you can function better in the future.

(British Association of Counselling Code of Ethics and Practice)

How will your counselling begin?
The initial meeting is called an assessment appointment this provides an opportunity to explore what it is that brings you for counselling

Comments and Suggestions
I very much hope that you will find your personal counselling through S.M.D Counselling Services a helpful and rewarding experience. I welcome evaluative comments about the service, whether they are of a positive or negative kind.

   Counselling / Psychotherapy / Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
S.M.D Counselling Services can also offer Supervision to Therapists in all Healing Professions I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision attained at University of Wales, Newport.

Welcome to contact us by post or telephone or email.

S.M.D Counselling & Psychotherapy

1 Bailey Street Newport NP204DL

Direct line : 07709084611

Main office available for a radius of 50 miles of Newport


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Please contact me for full price list:

S. M .D

Direct line : 07709084611

Email smd@smdcounselling.com

GP & Company Referrals Welcome

Private practice in Newport ,Cardiff, Chepstow-Caldicot,Lydney

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Further information

Snr.Accred Member B.A.C.P
UK.R.C.P - E.A.P.s
Insurance Details Towergate

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF14
Newport, NP20 4DL

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


8am -8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

Supervision is offered at SMD Counselling Services.

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