Will Smither MA MBACP (Accred) and Counselling Supervisor
I am an experienced and fully qualified BACP accredited counsellor and counselling supervisor offering short term counselling and long term psychotherpy in Salisbury and Newbury.
We all experience times in our lives when we find things difficult to cope with. The first step in asking for help can feel daunting, but talking to someone can really help, you don't have to struggle alone. If you are at this point in your life then I am pleased that you have found me.
Each unique relationship that I have with my clients is extremely important to me. I offer a safe, compassionate and confidential space where you can feel valued, heard and understood. A space where you can grow, discover your true potential and learn to live your life more fully.
Together we can explore the changes you wish to make and move towards a greater acceptance of yourself and an embracing of your full potential. My approach is integrative meaning that I draw on a number of different models of counselling. My training has combined a study of both humanistic, psychodynamic and mindfulness-based approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.
I have a long standing and deep interest in the practice of mindfulness. This informs the way I endeavour to live my life and the way I conduct my work as a counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of the BACP and have worked in a number of counselling settings. My established private practice is based in Salisbury and Newbury. I am also one of the founder members of Salisbury Counselling and Psychotherapy and of Mindfulness Practice with my colleague Geraldine Breakwell.
I have worked as a Senior Counsellor at the University of Winchester and i provide counselling supervision to other professionals. I hold an MA in mindfulness based psychotherapeutic practice, an advanced diploma in psychodynamic counselling, an advanced diploma and post graduate certificate in counselling supervision and have undertaken further training in integrative and humanistic psychotherapy. I have also worked and trained as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse. More recently I have studied at Bangor University, where I have completed a thorough training in mindfulness and individual therapy and in teaching to both individuals and groups. I recently completed my MA and Diploma in Core process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon.
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 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
Life crises and transitions
Low self esteem and confidence
Child related issues
Separation and divorce
£60 per session.
Some consessions may be available, please ask when making contact.
As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling I am bound by their ethical framework (this can be viewed at www.bacp.co.uk)
I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision to other counselling professionals.
My Salisbury practice is based within the Cathedral Close, 2 mins walk from Salisbury city centre.
My Newbury practice is based at Frilsham Home Farm, a small private, self contained building with views out over the beautiful Berkshire countryside.