Sally Turberville Smith MBACP Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor
271A Willesden Lane
Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
2 Warwick Crescent
I am a qualified individual and couples Counsellor/Psychotherapist who has been working in private practice for 5 years. Prior to that I set up, managed and worked in my own health and beauty studio as a Nutritionist and Beauty Therapist. I also run therapy groups, creative workshops and psycho-educational groups where the focus is on a specific area such as interpersonal relationships, weight loss or stress management.
I am interested in our psychological and spiritual unfolding and believe that we often become unwell in body mind or soul when we no longer feel we are on the path that best serves our personal growth. I offer you a caring, warm, supportive presence which helps you feel 'seen' understood and listened to as you tell your story and explore your thoughts and feelings. Many of our problems may be rooted in how we relate to ourselves and other people. Very often when we feel 'stuck' anxious or depressed we are limiting ourselves in some way, 'beating up on ourselves' or not treating ourselves with the compassion and loving care we deserve. As a therapist I can help you look at yourself and what you are struggling with from different angles which can feel liberating as you come to realise that there might be a new way of seeing a person or situation as well as inspiring you to have the courage to try doing something differently.
What brings one to therapy?
We can decide to seek therapy for many reasons. Often we have known for sometime that a certain area of our lives is not working or that something that happened to us in the past is perhaps holding us back. However we put off seeking help feeling we should be able to work things out alone and remain 'stuck' in self-defeating behaviours or in jobs or relationships that are ultimately unfulfilling.
Relationship anxiety is something I help many of my clients with. It may be connected to a past or present trauma, a lack of confidence in yourself and your abilities or overwhelm due to difficult circumstances or life changing transitions such as illness, loss, bereavement or divorce.
Other typical areas I work with in my practice include addictions, eating disorders, depression and work place stress. As a couples counsellor I also see couples who are unhappy and have resorted to blaming each other for their distress. My role then is to facilitate understanding and help the couple create a positive shift in their relationship dynamic that renews and deepens their loving and erotic connection.
How I work
I work with you as an individual which means that my approach will be guided by your personality, your needs and what brings you to therapy. As an integrative transpersonal therapist I am interested in helping you discover more about your 'gifts' and uniqueness and our work together may, if this is an area that appeals to you, help you gain greater access to your intuition and your heart's desire through the power of dreams, visualisations and creative 'play'.
What to expect when we first meet
Initially I will have a conversation with you on the phone and take some basic details about you. We will then arrange to meet and during the first session I will endeavour to get a sense of you and how I may be able to help you. This is also an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable with me and ask any questions you may have about my training or orientation. I offer both short term and long term therapy. Short term therapy is beneficial if you want to focus on a specific problem in your life or you have recently experienced a traumatic life event such as a bereavement, illness, divorce or job loss. Longer term therapy may be better suited to you if you feel that you are struggling with more 'deep seated' emotional issues from your past. Ultimately however we work creatively together to provide meaningful solutions to what you are struggling with in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy from the CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education)
Certificate in couples training from Revision 2006/7
Nutritionist Dip (ION)
Beauty Therapist (CIBTAC)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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£50 for individuals and £65 for couples at my home practice in Willesden Green.
£55 for individuals at the CCPE. I do not see couples at the CCPE.
Sessions are 55 minutes for individuals and 75 minutes for couples and are normally arranged at an agreed set time and day each week.
I also offer a limited number of low-cost sessions at £35.
Please call me if you feel that talking would help you and you would like to meet me.
Please leave your name and contact details and I will do my best to contact you as soon as I am available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Saturday day time. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
Types of client