Anne Smart BSc (Hons), MBPsS, Reg.MBACP

Anne Smart BSc (Hons), MBPsS, Reg.MBACP

Islington
London
N1

07582 907220

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Islington
London
N1

07582 907220

About me

Admitting the need for a counsellor can seem daunting. However, there are times when it helps to have someone outside our immediate circle to talk to and make sense of thoughts, feelings and/or circumstances that may be causing distress.

As a professional counsellor and psychotherapist I will listen to you carefully to discern the key areas of concern, work with you to enable understanding and consider with you ways to bring about change.

I am committed to continued personal and professional development through regular supervision and additional training.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I work in accordance with their Ethical Framework.

Location

I practice in Islington, N1 less than five minutes from Highbury and Islington Tube and bus stops on the following routes 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277.

Client testimonials

'A breath of fresh air, a place where you can talk openly and freely about your thoughts and feelings. A calm comfortable place where you can release any harboured feelings without any fear of judgment. Then leave feeling lighter than when you came.' (Accountant)

'Anne walked with me on part of my journey to freedom, over a period of eighteen months. She is an incredibly skilled compassionate and patient therapist.' (Midwife)

'A very nice calming personality. She makes you feel safe, valued and is very empathetic. You won't feel rushed to talk, you can talk in your own time. She doesn't offer advice, but reflects your thoughts and reads them back to you. Going to get counselling has been one of the best things I could do for myself.  I'm forever grateful for this wonderful, important experience.' (Unemployed)

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a registered nurse and specialised in intensive care. Then became a relief Ward Sister at the Royal London Hospital. During this time I observed the attention paid to healing the body but little, if any, focus on healing the mind for those who suffered very traumatic experiences. This sparked my interest in psychology and talking therapies.

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling

I have worked in a number of agencies offering both long and short term counselling. I currently work as a professional therapeutic counsellor in private practice and in an NHS funded agency.
I have experience working with

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Problems at work
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of confidence
  • Bereavement
  • Loss
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Life crisis

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a particular interest in specific learning difficulties, often called dyslexia, and the potential impact on mental health and well being.

Fees

£50 per 50 minute counselling session.

Maps & Directions

Islington, N1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No

Availability

some daytime and evening availability

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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