Hi! My name is Helen Martin-Smith. I am a fully qualified counsellor and my experience lies in working with adults (18+).
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I work from different approaches and theories in order to respond to what you bring to our sessions. We all experience life in different ways, and for this reason I feel it is important to work with your individuality in a way that suits you.
I aim to offer you a safe space where you feel able to trust and talk freely, without judgement or criticism, where we can work together with whatever issues you bring in order to gain more understanding of your feelings and actions.
Counselling can give you the opportunity to pause, breathe, reflect, and be heard. It also gives the chance for you to hear yourself, an interesting aspect that can bring about self awareness and understanding. This opportunity can be very rare in todays hectic and chaotic world.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
I offer one-to-one counselling in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, and Bristol. The amount of sessions you can have is open ended giving you the freedom to explore your issues without restriction.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an FdSc in counselling from the University of Gloucestershire.
I have broad experience of working with issues such as:
- Low mood
- Relationship issues
- Pregnancy problems
- Life changes
- Sexual identity
- Low confidence/self esteem.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
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I offer an initial consultation at £25.
Fee - per session £40.
All sessions last one hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client