David Smith

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MBACP (Snr. Accred)
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London, SE12 9JL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with an established practice in south London.

The foundation of my approach is to listen to you and help you express yourself in a non judgemental environment. This expression can encourage clarity, release any negative feelings that may have been in place and together we can challenge any unrealistic perceptions.

Our work together is then developed to provide you with a better understanding of yourself and your influences. From this you have the potential to sense why you have found yourself in difficulty. This personal understanding has the potential to encourage movement at a deeper level and provide the change that you seek.

A significant aspect of my work as a therapist is that I relate to and work with my clients. I interact with them to allow them to be themselves, yet also challenge and empower them to put in place this change.

Working with a counsellor is a very personal experience and one of the major influences in the success of the work is the interaction between client, counsellor and the environment. So if that works there is a reasonable chance that the work will be beneficial.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Twenty years plus experience working in private practice
  • Working with wide range of presenting issues
  • Experienced in working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Clinical Supervisor working with fellow practioners
  • Employee Assistant Programme referrals
  • Referrals from organisations and the NHS
  • Member of BACP panel in the auditing of CPD presentations

Training and Qualifications

  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals)
  • BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Certificate in Life Coaching

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Individual -     £60 per 50 minute session
Supervision -  £60 on a fortnightly basis. Sessions 60 minutes

Woodyates Road, Lee, London, SE12 9JL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms



In person

I am a BACP senior accredited supervisor and a BACP senior accredited counsellor/psychotherapist.

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David Smith
David Smith