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Angela Smith MBACP (Registered) Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Exmouth, Devon, EX8 01395 273174 01395 273174 07531 441195 07531 441195

About me

I work in a Person-centred way, offering you support and understanding.  I offer warm and friendly approach to my work.  No matter what you are feeling or thinking, together we can explore your present difficulties. Anxiety, depression, grief, relationship problems, to name a few.
I have worked in NHS counselling service for 2 years.  I also have worked and continue to work with local charitable organisation supporting Counselling services.

I CURRENTLY WORK IN MY OWN PRIVATE PRACTICE.


What to expect in your first session

First steps can be daunting!    Feel free to e-mail me as the first step in introducing your needs with any clarity or concerns you may have about Counselling.   I welcome any questions about what difficulties you are experiencing at the moment.  It will be confidential and treated with respect and understanding.  I know how difficult it is to make the first steps to getting help.  It takes courage, bravery even when that is not felt. Everyone deserves the right to fulfil their full potential in life and together we can go on a journey of your self-discovery that informs change.

I can support you in a Therapeutic, Safe, Confidential environment in which you can explore and share your feelings at a pace that suits you. Building a therapeutic relationship is important. As an Integrative Counsellor I draw upon a wide range of different approaches to suit your individual needs.   My person-centred approach sees you as a ‘Whole Person’.  Mind/Body/Spirit.   I believe that every individual can find their own answers within themselves. I can support you on your journey of self –discovery.


How Counselling can help

Relationship family & Work Issues   - Bullying -   Trauma   -   Abuse - Anxiety - Depression - Grief & Loss - Stress  
to name a few

I offer,

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy focusing on your mind aspect of self. Negative or faulty thinking patterns.
  • Solution-focused Therapy  -  work/life related stresses
  • Gestalt Therapy  -  helping to immobilize and express stuck emotional feelings

A combination of all therapies can be used depending on your individual needs.  Coping strategies to help with Anxiety/Stress and Depression, self-esteem are a few difficulties that may be affecting your every-day life.

Together, I can support you through your ‘Journey of Discovery’ whether it is for short term therapy, focusing on a particular need.  Or longer term therapy, focusing on the underlying issues, you may have experienced, i.e. Trauma, relationship/family issues or want to work on understanding your self better.

  I provide a confidential environment and offer the space in which you can explore and try to understand, make sense of, your own difficulties. Together we can find new coping strategies that helps you to find a way forward to cope with every day life experiences.

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Feel free to send me e-mail or phone call (weekends welcome) for your first point of contact.

Training, qualifications & experience

ADVANCED LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING
DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY

  • Certificate in Professional Development of:

          -   Grief and Loss
          -   Working with Sexual Issues
          -   Trauma
          -   Breathing Techniques
          -   Nutrition and Mental Health
          -   Substance Abuse
          -   Abusive Relationships
          -   Therapeutic intervention of skills & counselling approaches
          -   Conflict Resolution
          -   Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults & Children
          -   Dreams and the meaning of

I am currently working in Private Practice. My work is broad with a wide range of issues presented. I work with student, also both male/female adults of all ages.

I worked in a Charity Base Organisation, supporting clients through difficult times of their life. These include, Grief counselling, support for anxiety and relationship issues. Divorce counselling. Long-term counselling, especially with Trauma issues from the past.   I also work in NHS, staff support counselling, focusing on work-related issues with short-term 6 sessions on a solution-focused therapy.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

ANXIETY   -  DEPRESSION

RELATIONSHIP ISSUES   - WORK/PERSONAL ISSUES

GRIEF

TRAUMATIC EVENTS

ABUSIVE REALATIONSHIPS

PSYCHOTHERAPY

A WIDE VARIETY OF ISSUES WORRYING YOU.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

During the Coronavirus outbreak.  I am able to offer a reduction in fees for counselling over telephone or on line, skype.

£20 per 50 mins.

I offer a free 15 minute telephone chat.  For questions and any concerns you might have about what to expect in Counselling session

9 am.  -  6 pm.  And  Some later evening sessions

Consessions made for low income earners - please enquire

TRAINEE COUNSELLORS. -  REDUCTION IN FEES - please enquire

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Further information

Therapy room in Exmouth.  Please feel free to get in touch for any queries you may have about the therapeutic process on offer.  Talking about your difficulties can help you towards feeling better.

Exmouth
Devon
EX8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Telephone and Skype counselling available.

Availability

weekday/evening from 9 am last appointment  7pm. Weekend 3-6pm Local house visits can be arranged.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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01395 273174

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