Craig Smith MBACP
I offer very affordable counselling with flexible working hours, daytimes in Bath, and mostly evenings but occasional days and possibly weekends in Peasedown. I work with families, children, adolescents, individuals and couples.
I work in a person-centred way which means that I aim to build a relationship with you in which you feel safe and not judged, and in which you set the agenda.
I can help you work on a variety of problems including low mood, depression, trauma, anxiety, a sense of confusion about life, suicide, suicidal thoughts, loss and bereavement.
If you're a teenager I can help you work on self-esteem, self-harm, identity issues including gender identity, eating disorders, anxiety, low mood, friendship difficulties, family problems, and bullying.
I will work in collaboration with you in the way which suits you the best. Most people are okay with simply talking, but I also offer more creative and playful ways of working together, which might involve writing, drawing, games or even music! Sometimes working in such ways can allow you to get in touch with aspects of yourself which can feel genuinely empowering, and which may not be so easily accessed with just talking.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
Certificate in Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
Senior Playleader (BAND)
Current Enhanced CRB check
15 years experience counselling on a broad range of issues.
2 years at Off The Record Bristol
14 years working with young people, adolescents and their families within the NHS and providing Group Supervision for colleagues.
12 years of private practice including Supervision.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescents and Young Adults
Video Game Addiction
Counselling £25-£60 (lower rate negotiable if at school/college, or on a low income)
Supervision £25/ half hour (concessions negotiable)