Barb Smith Registered MBACP Counsellor, Supervisor and Counselling Trainer
07901 837 040
I believe that everyone has the capacity to be fulfilled, content and to achieve their full potential.
However, sometimes current events, past experiences, or the decisions we make can have unexpected consequences.
There are many reasons people consider coming to therapy including anxiety, depression or low confidence. Others may be experiencing relationship difficulties, or wish to more fully understand themselves and why they think, feel and behave as they do.
The services I offer are tailored to meet your unique circumstances, style and pace.
The aim of my therapeutic work is to support you in:
- fully understanding what your current issues are,
- identifying what you would like instead,
- planning how to make this happen,
- making the changes,
- living a happier and more fulfilled life.
I provide a professional and confidential counselling service and have been working in psychological wellbeing for over 10 years.
The therapy I provide is effective with a wide range of issues. My core training covered Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic models. This offers a unique depth and breadth of theory, yet provides easy to understand ways to explore and identify a plan for change through a personalised, confidential and professional service. I have also taken additional training in Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples which is a well proven, gentle and compassionate therapy with high rates of success for positive outcomes.
As a Registered Member of the BACP and the BABCP, my practice is informed by their Ethical Frameworks and Professional Guidelines.
To maintain and develop my practice I receive regular supervision, receive personal therapy and regularly attend continuing professional development events.
In addition to my counselling & therapy practice, I also supervise other counsellors and train students in counselling towards the well recognised CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
If you wish to go ahead and make an initial appointment with me, I recommend a very brief phone call first, when we can exchange address and contact details and I can answer any questions you may have to help you decide if I'm the therapist for you.
Whilst we may not be able to change what's happened, we can change the impact it has on us now.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
ICEFT Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy
Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
Award in Education and Training
Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the BABCP
I work within their guidelines of ethical professional conduct, am fully insured and have a current enhanced DBS check.
My room has wheelchair access, is calm, completely private and overlooks a small garden.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience in many areas of difficulty including trauma, bereavement, loss, rape and sexual abuse, caring, relationships, family issues, anxiety, depression, worry, historical issues and many others. Please feel free to phone to discuss whether counselling would be right for you at this time.
The first half hour of the initial session is free, without any obligation to continue.
Individual sessions; £35.00 per 60 minute session
Couples counselling; £50.00 per 90 minute session
I also offer counselling supervision at £40 for 1.5 hours (concessions for counsellors in training).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm. Before making a firm booking, however, it is helpful to have a very short phone call to get a better feel of the sort of counselling that I offer.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an integrative counsellor, the strands of my model are Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT.View supervision profile