Angela Smith MBACP (Registered) Therapeutic Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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
- 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.
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
- 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
ANXIETY - DEPRESSION
RELATIONSHIP ISSUES - WORK/PERSONAL ISSUES
A WIDE VARIETY OF ISSUES WORRYING YOU.
- 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
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
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 for those who work late.
individual. £40 per 1 hr session.
Consessions made for low income earners - please enquire
£50 per 1 hour Couples session.
TRAINEE COUNSELLORS. - REDUCTION IN FEES - please ask
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekday/evening from 9 am last appointment 7pm. Weekend 3-6pm Local house visits can be arranged.
Types of client