Mo Smith MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Supervisor/Teacher

Mo Smith MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Supervisor/Teacher

135 Casterton Road

07885 674218

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About me

Sometimes we need to talk to someone who will not judge us or make unnecessary comments. I believe that my job as a counsellor is to help people help themselves.

My way of working is to listen, hear what your saying and work to enable you to see your situation differently whether face to face or by telephone.

In my work I find it important to identify the triggers and finding traumas that underly the client’s experience. I believe that what happens in childhood reverberates throughout our lives.

Counselling treads a fine line between guidance and advice. I’m not a friend or family member. We won’t have coffee. There are no strings to our sessions, no social expectations to our relationship. The client can offload to me without fear.

By offering insights and suggesting connections, I can guide clients toward a better understanding of themselves and their behaviours. From that point, clients can see a way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
  • BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor
  • Fellow of Counselling in Prisons Network
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Theory
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Advanced cert in skills and theory
  • Certificates in Skills and Theory
  • Diploma in Psychiatric Studies,
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy and psychology.
  • Diploma in Bereavement counselling

Teaching qualifications:

  • Degree in Certificate of Education,
  • City and guilds 7302 and 7407
  • Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Certificate in understanding Substance Abuse

I have been awarded a Fellowship of the Counselling in Prisons Network in recognition of distinctive contribution to Counselling and Therapy in the Criminal Justice System.

Supervision is very important to me and to the process of counselling. It is essential to a practice and shows good ethical practices.

I offer training on many counselling subjects see

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Over the last five years I have realised how precious time is. I have rushed about. I have made use of every minute I’ve had in a day. Never giving myself the opportunity to sit and stare and reflect.

When I first started counselling I was taught that reflection is the biggest skill to learn. To reflect back to a client enables them to see their voice and hear the feelings behind it. But there is also a world of value in reflecting to ourselves – and this is something we rarely do.

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£30 per hour -counselling

£40 per hour - Supervision

Trainees please contact.

Further information

I published a book for counsellors to work with their clients putting thoughts, feelings and emotions down on handouts. It works by taking it out of the brain and writing it down so you can see what's there.

The Cinnabar Toolkit for Counsellors Vol.1

£30 plus £3.50 p&p available on Amazon

The Toolkit contains 20 beautiful paper-based tools for counsellors and support workers to use with clients. Each tool is accompanied by guidance on its use and a case study based on actual experience with the tool. They cover a variety of issues from anger to addiction, from bereavement to stress and many others.

I have also written about my time in the prison counselling prisoners and the case studies although disguised and a true representation of the clients I have dealt with.

"Journey to Release, Counselling in a UK prison". Mo Smith with Toni Close

Available from all good bookshops inc Amazon.

Maps & Directions

Stamford, PE9 2UG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


day time, and a few evening appointments. not Friday or weekends

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

What it means to me to be a supervisor - I share the responsibility with the counsellor to monitor the standards and ethical practice of a counsellor, I also help you in development of your skills, knowledge and understanding.

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