Ryan Smith MBACP (Accred) UKRCP
Middleton St. George
I am an experienced and accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and work with adults on a short and long term basis. Certain counselling styles suit some people more than others, so I draw from a range of approaches to provide the right support for you.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred), this ensures my practice is not only of a high standard but both ethical and professional at all times.
I am a grounded, intuitive and compassionate person, and can help you to work through your issues in a safe and effective way to enable you to gain a new perspective on past and current issues whilst gaining tools to cope with the future. I am respectful of you at all times and the issues you bring to our sessions together. It is always my intention that you feel able to share with me and feel listened to without judgement, whilst experiencing being valued and affirmed.
I use the best techniques from several models of counselling including humanistic, solution focused, CBT and NLP and this enables me to work in a flexible way and therefore be adaptable so that each individual client benefits from every counselling session.
Having previously worked with Cruse Bereavement Care and Mind I have gained extensive experience in both these key areas. This coupled with my counselling work in private practice and ongoing counselling for various Employee Assistance Programmes and other corporate organisations has led me to successfully work with both male and female clients of all ages presenting with a diverse range of issues. I am very adaptable and open to working in whatever way is appropriate to you as my client.
I am very solution focused in my practice and can work with you to explore practical methods to cope with the every day stresses you face in relationships or situations, at home or at work, to ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from your time and financial investment during your counselling sessions in the shortest possible time.
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Training, qualifications & experience
BACP (Accred) UKRCP
Diploma in Counselling
Neuro Linguistic Programming (N.L.P) Master Practitioner
Neuro Linguistic Programming (N.L.P Practitioner
Emotional Freedom Technique (E.F.T) Practitioner
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
C & G 7407 Teacher Training Certificate
Certificate in Life Coaching
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T)
I have gained extensive experience in my work with Cruse Bereavement Care, Mind, private practice and ongoing work with various Employee Assistance Programmes and other corporate organisations.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
My fees are:
£40 per 1 hour session
Sessions are available week days and evenings.
Appointments are available in Middleton.St.George (just 2 miles from Morton Park, Darlington) and Billingham (only 1 mile from the A19). Both venues are easily accessible by car and have ample free onsite parking and are ideally located to allow me to reach clients right across the Durham Tees Valley area.
If you would like to talk in a safe, pressure free environment which will allow you time to explore your choices in a non-judgemental and understanding manner then I would be happy to hear from you, either by email or telephone.
'Taking the first step can be challenging, yet once taken can open many doors’
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
08.30 - 19.00 Monday - Friday. 09.30 - 11.30am Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|