About me

Welcome to my page.

I offer Individual and Couples counselling from a warm welcoming room in Old Town in Eastbourne. My approach is Integrative, which means that I blend different models of therapy to ensure that the experience of counselling is one that really works for each person.

In my work I explore and bring into awareness patterns and beliefs that maybe blocking or limiting each person's truest expression. I work with clients to develop understand of the feelings, thoughts and behaviours that are present, uncovering the core beliefs creating these and working to process and release the emotional charge held in the body.

Acknowledgement and exploration of the many different aspects of ourselves and our deep held beliefs, allows a more truthful and balanced picture of Self to emerge. It is this process of discovery that creates deep release and healing, and evokes lasting change.

My work is grounded in the belief that everyone has the capacity for growth and change, it is this that I facilitate in my sessions; allowing people to find a place of acceptance, authenticity and empowerment within themselves.

I offer a space that is warm, welcoming and safe where feelings and thoughts can be expressed without judgement. I work always to build trust and deepen understanding of people's worlds so that I can hold and support them on their journey.

If you would like to explore working with me or to book a session please contact me:

Email - arlawsmith@hotmail.com
Phone - 07971380547 or 01323 730066

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my counselling diploma, I have completed training in Bereavement, Addiction and Substance Misuse and Couples Counselling.

I have experience working for CRI as a Substance Misuse Counsellor, with Cruse as a Bereavement volunteer and I have also worked for 2 years with St Wilfrids Hospice in Eastbourne working with clients, Pre and Post Bereavement.

In my private practice I work with a diverse range of clients and presenting issues, and work to facilitate healing on all levels.

As part of my commitment to my on-going development, I attend CPD courses, some of the specific areas I have studied are:

  • Suicide
  • Domestic Violence
  • Working Creatively
  • Trauma
  • Addiction
  • Couples Counselling
  • LGBT Counselling
  • PTSD
  • Transgender Counselling
  • Group Work

I am a Member of the BACP and I am also a qualified Shiatsu Practitioner.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Additional information

Sessions for Individual are charged at £45 per hour

Sessions for Couples are charged at £60 per hour

I also offer intensive work for both individuals and couples.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information or to discuss working together.


Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm Sunday - 1pm - 6pm

East Sussex

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Amy Law-Smith

Amy Law-Smith