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Craig Smith MBACP

Bath BA2 & BA1
07786 743858
Bath BA2 & BA1

About me

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)
PGCE
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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adolescents and Young Adults
Parenting Issues
Meaninglessness
Philosophical Dilemmas
Relationships
Family Issues
Depression
Disability
Pornography Addiction
Video Game Addiction

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Counselling £25-£60 (lower rate negotiable if at school/college, or on a low income)
Supervision £25/ half hour (concessions negotiable)

The Practice Rooms
26 Upper Borough Walls
Bath
Somerset
BA1 1RH

Peasedown St. John
Bath
Somerset
BA2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Daytimes and evenings in Bath, Evenings, flexible, occasional weekends in Peasedown

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a CPCAB qualified supervisor with lots of experience supervising trainee, newly-qualified established counsellors and groups.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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