Pete Smith MBACP (Accred)

Pete Smith MBACP (Accred)

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About me

Life can sometimes deal us some difficult hands; depression, anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder/GAD), low self esteem, relationship issues, addiction, self harm, workplace stress, illness and life transitions such as redundancy or retirement plus many more. It can be difficult to know where to turn when we are faced with these issues which is why talking to someone who is trained to help can be helpful.

My aim is to work collaboratively with you so that we can determine what the issues are and how they can be addressed.

I can help you to explore and to express how you are feeling. Sometimes just this process can be highly effective. Often it is useful to explore how past experiences have shaped how we are today. Other times I may use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help address self limiting or thought patterns or ways of behaving which are doing damage.

I am a BACP accredited counsellor qualified since 2005.  I am happy to work either open ended (as many sessions as you feel you would like) of more short term if you prefer. I offer face to face counselling with adults over 16 years of age. Please see my main web site for further details.

I specialise in working with depression and anxiety, addiction, anger and working with the highly sensitive person (HSP).

Training, qualifications & experience

MBACP (Accred) Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010)

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (2005)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (2003)

Certificate in Counselling Theory (2002)

Mediation and Mindfulness
I am trained in CBT by the prestigious Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy

I am an experienced therapist with a background gained in a variety of settings:

  - Primary Care (GP Surgery) where I worked extensively with patients suffering from anxiety, depression, low self esteem, bereavement and health related issues.

- Drug and Alcohol dependency service

- Employee Assistance Program (EAP) where I work with workplace related issues such as stress

  - Private practice where I work with all of the above plus many other issues such as anger and relationships

- Sixth Form College where I have worked with self harm and other issues related to
   this sometimes difficult stage of life

I have been CRB (Police) checked

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in depression & anxiety, anger, alcohol addiction and working with highly sensitive persons (HSP)


Initial session - £15
Day time (untill 5pm) - £40
Evening (after 5pm) - £45

I offer a special rate of £35 for student counsellors
Discounts sometimes available - please enquire

Further information

If you would like to arrange an initial (low cost) session where we can meet one another and discuss what you would like to work on then please phone me on:

   07712 778 710

Please note that you may have to leave me a message but I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Alternatively you can email me on:

or use the email facility on

Maps & Directions

Alton, GU34

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Week days (except Thursdays) and some evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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