Pat Smith - Adv.Dip. In Counselling
With over twenty years experience I offer individual, couples and relationship counselling from my private practice in Horsham.
Afternoon and evening sessions are available and I will endeavour to arrange an appointment with you within one week of your initial enquiry.
I offer both long term and short term therapy in a warm, nurturing, safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment in which you will be able to develop a greater understanding about yourself so that you can make any changes necessary to fulfil your potential.
A good relationship between the client and the therapist is essential for promoting trust, confidence, a sense of wellbeing and growth and that is why a commitment to further sessions is only made at the end of the first session.
My approach is integrative and person centred and I tailor the work to each individuals requirement.
I look forward to helping and supporting you with the problems that you are currently facing.
Free easy access parking is available.
The following list shows a variety of problems that I deal with. It includes couples counselling, relationship counselling, affairs and feelings of betrayal, separation and divorce, family breakdown and child related relationships, sexual and physical abuse and personal development.
Numerous other issues might include bereavement, loneliness, stress, anxiety, sadness, depression, low self esteem and low self confidence, eating disorders, self harm, abuse and bullying, addictions, sexual problems and obsessive compulsive disorder and phobias, work related issues and communication skills.
Training, qualifications & experience
1996 Certificate in Counselling Skills
1999 Advanced Diploma in Counselling
2001 Art Therapy Certificate
I worked at Guildcare in Worthing from 1996-1998 and at Offington Counselling Service in Worthing from 1997-2005. During this time I opened my own private practice in Horsham in 2000.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
One hour sessions cost:-
£45 for individuals
£55 for couples