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Angie Smithson BA (Hons) Reg. MBACP

Colchester CO6 & CO2
01787 828769
Colchester CO6 & CO2

About me

I am an experienced person-centred psychotherapist offering a safe confidential and empathic therapeutic space to adults seeking support within one to one therapy. My approach as a therapist is to offer humanness and a non-judgemental attitude to foster the optimum conditions for a positive therapeutic relationship. I believe this attitude can best support your progress, and to ensure this I will draw upon my knowledge of theory gained in training and the use of creative practical skills. These skills have fine-tuned through experience obtained working within a multidisciplinary team in several health care settings. I am passionate about my work within private practice and facilitating individuals to explore personal solutions in life at your own pace.

I work both long and short term with a variety of issues and embrace individuation, plurality and diversity within my practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

My background working within numerous healthcare settings as part of a multidisciplinary team has incorporated therapeutic group facilitation, workshops, mindfulness, body scan meditation and detox acupuncture.

My focus has been on working with adults who are struggling with self-destructive behaviour. Such as addiction, co-dependency, self-harm, body image, suicidal ideation and post-traumatic stress disorder. Alongside working with dyslexia, autism, depression, grief, social isolation, anxiety, low self-esteem, and mood disorders.

I work at The Priory Hospital Group in the dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) team. Within this role, I deal with all mental health needs such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, addiction, eating disorders, depression, loss, bereavement, low-self esteem and low self-worth. I gain experience which supports my work in private practice and builds upon my foundations as a person-centred therapist, enabling me to work with dual diagnosis, borderline personality disorder or other mental health problems which may threaten personal well-being, relationships, safety or work. It is part of my hope to support individuals to identify and change negative thinking patterns and move towards positive behavioural changes.

  • BA (Hons), Person-Centred Counselling, Essex University
  • BACP Accredited DipHe Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Essex
  • Pharmaceutical Dispenser Accredited by GPhC meeting DSQS
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
  • HND (Distinction) Three-dimensional design.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Fees

Colchester

Individuals: £60 per session (50 minutes)

Student Counsellors

£40 per session (50 minutes)

Further information

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.

My commitment to professional practice is evidenced by my focus to undertake continuous professional development (CPD) which ensures I offer clients my best self. My personal development is also treated with regard and respect and I attend regular supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.

I have professional indemnity insurance and a current enhanced DBS

If you are considering counselling please email or call me for an informal talk. I am happy to explore any questions or queries you may have or to book an introductory session.

Kingsford Stables Therapy Centre
Kingsford Business Centre.
Layer Road
Colchester
Essex
CO2 0HT

Colchester
Essex
CO6

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

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