Alastair Smedley MBACP, UKAGP
01482 888833 / 07834 869043
As a Gestalt counsellor for a number of years working in a primary care setting and Employee Assistance Programme, i.e. Staff counselling with numerous organisations and companies my experience is broad.
I am interested in the needs and wants of the client and look to working in a creative and genuine relationship.
My Philosophy is about making whole that which has become fractured, further enhanced by my experience as a Gestalt Psychotherapist working with body process and Trauma.
I have worked with many areas of client issues including bereavement,grief and loss, attachment, bullying, sexual identity, relationships, sexual,psychological and physical abuse,
anxiety and depression.
I work both from home in Beverley and work as a Senior Psychotherapist for Focus Counselling in the Hull and East Riding area seeing clients from a broad range of organisations.
I also offer Psychotherapy in private practice working from both Beverley and Hull.
I also offer supervision to organisations and individuals who use counselling as a career or those who use Counselling skills.
I Supervise staff at a North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire service who support female and males who have suffered sexual and domestic abuse.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in counselling theory and practice at Leeds Met University.
MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute, London.
I am currently working at Focus counselling services in Hull working both short term EAP work, And long term with clients from local organisations, trusts, private clients also.
I also work for a service who have the contract for counselling for the local NHS trust working with clients from a range of diverse backgrounds.
My initial training coincided with my Cruse bereavement training which I worked with until recently.
I have 7 years post training and gained employment on completion of the graduation.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My Fees are £45 per session. and £45 for couples counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My availability is flexible, working in private practice from my home in Beverley with sessions available Days/Evenings and Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|