Andrew Smith BA (hons), MA, DipSW, Dip Psych, PhD (to be awarded)
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I am a qualified psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and family therapist. I combine all these skills within practice. I also deliver various training programmes, and am a member of:
- European Society for Psychological Stress Studies
- Society for Psychotherapy Research
- European Association for Psychotherapy
- The International Centre for Therapeutic Care
- Institute for Recovery from Child Trauma
- UK Psychological Trauma Society
I am an alumni of Scarborough Psychotherapy Training Institute, the University of York, and about to complete doctoral research at the University of Chester. I have researched extensively the process of effective therapeutic recovery. I have a range of publications, alongside extensive training and lecturing experience.
In terms of practice, I work integratively; I use a wide selection of tools, training, and experience to ensure I help clients as effectively as possible. I have particular experience and expertise around recovery from trauma, gender dysmorphia, addiction, sexuality, loss, identity, and anger. I work with all genders and pronouns, and respect alternative approaches to life and being.
Finally, I am the clinical director of a company that provides psychotherapy, counselling, supervision, and training to individuals, families, and couples. We have a well fitted therapeutic suite based in the centre of Halifax, UK. We support a wide range of clients within the Lancashire, Yorkshire, and humber region. Contact us to see if we can help you.
If you are a therapist, and would benefit working under the umbrella of an organisation such as ours, please also feel free to get in touch and begin dialogue with us.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA/Diploma Social Work
- PG Diploma Psychotherapy
- Foundation Course Family Therapy
- Brain Based Parenting
- Therapeutic Parenting
- Motivational Interviewing
- Systemic Practice
- I have 20 years experience as a social work, with ten years experience as a qualified psychotherapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Care Leaver
£40 per 50 minutes session for individual therapy.
£60 per supervision session.
Whilst I don't offer a sliding scale, I am open to a certain level of negotiation, and will support clients where possible, and where they are committed to their own therapeutic journey.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
08:00hrs-20:00hrs Monday to Friday 08:00-12:00hrs Saturdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I have supervised in excess of fifty therapists at different times of my career.