Trevor Lyon-Smith MBACP
Image Wellbeing Clinic
David Lloyd Leisure
The Old Fire Station
There are many reasons why people seek the support of a therapist. Maybe you are experiencing problems in your life at work, home or in relationships, and you do not fully understand why. Perhaps you have been through early trauma or traumatic experiences that are having difficulty coming to terms with. You may have been bereaved, separated, divorced or are struggling to find fulfilling relationships in your life. You may have financial problems, debt or addiction. You may also be experiencing anxiety, stress and depression which is adversley affecting your daily life.
Sharing experiences, difficulties and feelings with someone who is not connected to your life and is non-judgemental can help you make sense of what has happened or is happening. Therapy is a creative and healing process but can also stir up painful feelings - I aim to be facilitative and respectful at all times but therapy also involves being challenged at times.
There are many different sorts of approaches offered by therapists which can be confusing for clients. I am an integrative therapist which means I tailor therapy sessions for the individual client as each person will need something different. I believe in accepting the person as they are and that everyone has the capacity within themselves to heal their own life - I am not there to give advice or tell you what to do. Being integrative, I draw upon many different psychological theories and approaches. At the heart of my work is the belief in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and that through this the client will have different experiences of relating with others which leads to positive shifts, over time in their lives.
I offer an initial assessment to understand your current difficulties and to talk through together what sort of help you are looking for. After the assessment we discuss whether you are happy to continue and start therapy or whether you would like to find support elsewhere – it may be that we are not suitable to work together or that you require a different kind of support that I am unable to offer.
If we agree to begin therapy, then a therapeutic contract is made, setting out the expected duration of the therapy, where and when we will meet, and the cost.
Therapy can be short-term or long-term – I will discuss with you what is appropriate for your circumstances as everyone has different needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy - Warwick University
Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have experience of working with adults, children and young people
Alongside my private practice with adults and children I work as a children's home inspector and as an advocate for children and young people. I am an independent panel member of an adoption agency
Previous experience includes:
Counsellor for Mind working with adults presenting with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-harming, physical and sexual abuse, relationship and family issues, divorce and bereavement
Counsellor for the NHS working with young people presenting with a wide range of problems including, bereavement, self-harming, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, abuse, suicidal ideation, relationship and family issues and substance abuse.
Counsellor for a cancer charity, working with suffers and their partners. I have counselled people with terminal illness and chronic health issues. I have worked with the partners of people with chronic and life limiting illness.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£45.00 per 50 minute session
The Image Wellbeing Clinic is discretely located on the first floor above David Lloyds.There is plenty of free parking within the centre.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available daytime, evenings and weekends from 7a.m to 8 p.m
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|