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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life crises and transitions
Low self esteem and confidence
Child related issues
Separation and divorce
£55 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 2 mins walk of Salisbury city center and is situated near to Queen Elizabeth gardens and the Cathedral Close.
My Newbury practice is based at the Old Granary, a small private barn with views out over the beautiful Berkshire countryside.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work full time in private practice. Appointments are available Monday to Friday. I also have a limited number of early evening sessions available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to practising counsellors, psychotherapists and trainees who are seeking support in their work and a space where they can reflect on their practice. .View supervision profile