Barb Smith MBACP / BABCP Counsellor, Supervisor and trainer
07901 837 040
Whatever brought you here today, I am 100% committed to offering you counselling, tailored to your specific needs and am passionate about the changes that therapy can bring. Times when we are feeling particularly stuck or overwhelmed can leave us feeling distracted, disconnected and less capable, less creative and less present. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to counselling so whether your goal is to achieve greater self awareness, build stronger personal relationships, heal past wounds or feel better about yourself, talking it through in a safe, therapeutic place can help.
Counselling can change lives. The counselling relationship offers a unique form of listening and support that friends and family can sometimes find difficult to give. It can help you find a more fulfilling, satisfying way to live, to improve your existing relationships and help you cultivate new, rewarding ones.
I work with individuals and couples struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, trauma, self-doubt, major life changes or low self belief.
So whatever your current or past difficulty; anxiety, relationships, depression, trauma, loss, bereavement or self esteem, now may be the right time to make changes. I work with individuals or couples for short or long term counselling. There are no strings attached to the number of sessions, therapy is always at your pace and for as long as you feel it is helping. The best way to determine if we will work well together, is to meet in person and I invite you to contact me to set up a free 30 minute consultation.
I have had many years experience working with 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) that has been proven over many years to be highly effective.
As a lifelong learner, I continue to pursue training opportunities to increase my understanding of how we all 'tick' and to keep up to date with new findings. If you have questions or are ready to set up an appointment, please feel free to call or email me and I'll be happy to speak with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
ICEFT Emotionally Focussed Couples Therapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Award in Education and Training
Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
I work within their guidelines of ethical professional conduct, am fully insured and have a current enhanced DBS check for my voluntary work.
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
I offer the first half hour free and without any obligation to continue
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 can 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.mccounsellingservices.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Friday between 10am and 7pm. However 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