Patsy Smith MBACP (Accred)
I have worked both in an NHS setting and with private clients, so the people I see come from all backgrounds and bring many varied issues to counselling.
Sometimes there may not be an obvious reason why you are anxious or depressed, but you know that with more insight things could be better. Or you might be troubled by a behavioural problem, a relationship imbalance, issues concerning work or illness, or a bereavement.
I work alongside clients to explore issues together, so that once we have more knowledge about the problem, we can begin to look at ways to make any changes you decide on.
I work psychodynamically or use a cognitive behavioural approach, depending on the person and/or issues.
I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling, and a post-qualifying certificate in CBT skills.
I regularly attend courses and workshops to ensure I am up to date with current techniques and research.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My fee is £45 per hourly session, with concessions for student counsellors. I can extend sessions to 1.5 hours on request.
I am based centrally in Maidstone, with easy parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice room and facilities are on the ground floor and there is free parking in the street outside.
Monday to Thursday, sessions beginning 10.00 - 5.00
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|