Adrian Wilson-Smith

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Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11
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About me

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 and

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.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.

When I work

Weekdays and occasional evenings and weekends in an emergency

Nr Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair access possible if a 50mm door sill can be negoyiated

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Adrian Wilson-Smith
Adrian Wilson-Smith