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About me

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 last for a full hour. 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

My qualifications:

1996 Certificate in Counselling Skills
1999 Advanced Diploma in Counselling
2001 Art Therapy Certificate

My experience:

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.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Panic attacks

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


One hour sessions cost:-

£45 for individuals

£55 for couples


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Afternoons and evenings Monday to Friday

Full one hour sessions

FaceTime and telephone counselling

RH13 6DS

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Free easy access parking by entrance door when face to face visiting returns.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Pat Smith - Adv.Dip. In Counselling

Pat Smith - Adv.Dip. In Counselling