Aelie Scher-Smith Dip.Couns. C.I.T.D. MBACP Sen. Accred. Counsellor
Hello and Welcome to my Counselling Directory profile.
I appreciate that finding a suitable counsellor can feel daunting at first. & that making the initial enquiry is not always an easy step. When calling me, It may be that you might get my answer machine, If I am not available, then do please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I am available to do so.
You may be considering counselling as a result of a recent difficulty such as: bereavement, other types of losses such as a change of circumstances, depression, health issues, low self esteem, anxiety and relationship issues - both personal and professional. In addition, our difficulties can stem back to our childhood and we may recognise unhelpful patterns being repeated.
Counselling can enable you to make sense of your difficulties; with the view to bring about change.
I have worked as a Counsellor since 1989 seeing individual adults, (18+) both short and longer term & as you will read below, my professional experience has entailed working in various settings. I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, whose ethical framework I adhere too.
Note: My counselling practice is situated 10 mins from the centre of Newbury and Thatcham and 15 mins. from Tadley.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling orientation is Psychodynamic, which recognises that our early life experiences may contribute to current difficulties.
Diploma in Counselling (BACP Accred. Training course in London)
Certificate in Training & Development (CITD - London)
Individual Accreditation with BACP 1997
UKRCP Reg. 1997
Senior Accredited Counsellor with BACP 2003
I have worked with individual adults in the following environments.
Hospital Staff Counsellor
Employment Assistance Programmes (EAP)
Short term Contract with Talking Therapies
In addition, I have the following relevant experience:-
Associate Supervisor for trainee Counsellors
Supervisor for experienced and qualified Counsellors
Therapist for Counsellors on Training courses.
Tutor on a Psychodynamic Counselling Training Course
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
If you would like to consider further whether counselling is appropriate, you can book an initial consultation which lasts between 60-75mins. Subsequent sessions last 50 mins.
Initial consultation: £55
Subsequent sessions: £45
My private practice is a 10 mins. drive from the centre of Newbury and about 20 mins. drive to the centre of Basingstoke, on the A339: (Newbury to Basingstoke Road).
Parking is off road and free.
I also offer individual Supervision to Counsellors and health professionals - Colleagues may find it helpful to know that my counselling orientation is psychodynamic.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide Supervision to individual Counsellors & Health Professionals and my Supervisory approach is Psychodynamic in orientation.View supervision profile