Are you in the middle of a crisis in your relationship or marriage? Have you a specific problem you’d like to resolve that's threatening your partner or family or looking to clear up a deep-rooted issue. Perhaps have a feeling that if 'this is life - there must be more'? I can help if you want to discover purpose and meaning in your life or tackle destructive patterns of behaviour.
I am a BACP Integrative & Transpersonal Counsellor offering a holistic approach, and drawing upon a variety of theories and techniques in order to tailor the sessions according to your individual needs and goals.
It is important to find a therapist with whom you you can trust to be a companion on your journey. My approach is professional, yet down-to-earth. I believe compassion, care, respect and humour are key ingredients for self-acceptance, allowing you to recognise your strengths, self-worth and life choices.
I have a particular interest in how relationships can be destroyed through addiction, alcoholism, infidelity and Parental Alienation I feel attuned to the sensitivities of broken families and the desire to heal the hurt that often is overwhelming. I have though worked with clients bringing a variety of issues and problems, and a number of those is detailed on my website www.wilson-smith.com and www.wilson-smith.london
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Mary Ward Centre, London
BSc (Hons), Edinburgh University
I abide by the BACP code of ethics, which includes undertaking regular clinical supervision and further professional development. I hold full Professional Indemnity insurance.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I see clients at my home in a rural setting just outside Clavering, near Saffron Walden and about 20 miles south of Cambridge.
If after our initial meeting for which there is no charge, we decide to work together, we would meet generally weekly, for as long as the work continues to be effective and beneficial to you. I charge £60 per session though I am willing to always discuss this with any person who might struggle to afford this. I believe counselling should be available to as many people as possible.
I offer either brief (6-10 sessions) or open-ended therapy where we will review the process periodically to ensure you are getting the most from our time together. I also do telephone, FaceTime and WhatsApp sessions for those people who find it difficult to travel.
When the time comes to end our work it is important to make sure we have a proper ending so that we can review and complete all that has gone before in order to move on in a satisfying way.