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About me

My aim in counselling is to provide a safe space where you can explore the issues you bring. I will work with you without judgement, to facilitate you in gaining awareness of your own processes and insight, in order that you can make informed decisions about your life choices.

I am a BACP senior accredited counsellor. I qualified in 1998 and have worked in the NHS and Further Education as well as in private practice.  I work with clients to enable them to develop their own ways of dealing with issues they present. I have experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds and age ranges.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling 1998

Hypnotherapy Diploma 2002

NLP Practioner Certificate 2002

Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Supervision 2008

EMDR Training Part 1 February 2013

Ongoing training workshops.

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 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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


£40.  Some concessions maybe negotiated.


I offer appointments Monday to Friday between 9am to 6pm.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a BACP  senior accredited  therapist with experience of working in a variety of settings and individuals for the last 20 years.

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Catherine Denise Smith MBACP snr accred

Catherine Denise Smith MBACP snr accred