Barb Smith MBACP / BABCP Counsellor, Supervisor and Counselling Trainer
07901 837 040
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Based in West Kirby on the Wirral, I provide counselling to clients and supervision to other counsellors throughout Wirral and Merseyside. I offer a safe and confidential space in which to explore what has been troubling you without fear of judgement or criticism. My training covers a broad variety of approaches to counselling and I draw on the strategies that I consider most suited to your needs.
My role is to support you and help you to help yourself. I won't make you say anything, tell you how or what to feel but I will be there for whatever you want to share with me. I will respect your privacy, dignity, autonomy and confidentiality at all times.
Anyone can find themselves going through a tough time; your life can be turned upside down by sudden changes or events, or you can feel gradually overwhelmed. Counselling can provide a confidential place to help you make sense of whatever is troubling you. Understanding what lies behind overwhelming thoughts and feelings can be helpful in strengthening self awareness and enable change to take place.
The work can be short or long term and I have worked with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, stress and anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, trauma, abuse, difficult life decisions, procrastination, or just general feelings of dis-ease and low self worth.
I have had many years experience working for Counselling charities in the North West as well as running a private practice where I offer both individual and couples counselling, for which I have had specialist EFT training (Emotionally Focussed Therapy for couples). This has been proven over many years to be highly effective.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the BABCP. As a Tutor of Counselling students, I welcome students on their exciting journey of self discovery.
Weekday and evening sessions are available from my comfortable consulting room. Please contact me for a free no obligation telephone or email discussion about whether I am the right person to help you. I will normally pick up messages and emails within 24 hours.
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
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
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.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
The first half hour of the initial session is free, without any obligation to continue. If you then wish to continue for the full hour, the fee is £17.50.
Subsequent sessions; £35.00 per 60 minute session
Counselling supervision; £40.00 per 90 minute session
Couples counselling; £50.00 per 90 minute session
I accept PayPal payments for email, Skype or telephone sessions
Concessions are available upon request
I also offer counselling supervision at £40 for 1.5 hours (concessions for counsellors in training).
I co-run a training school called Making Changes Counselling and Training under the CPCAB Awarding Body where we offer integrative counselling training at Levels 2, 3 and the Diploma Level 4.
You can find us at: www.making-changes.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm. I can offer flexible hours where necessary.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an integrative counsellor, the strands of my model are Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT.View supervision profile