Angie Smithson BA (Hons) Reg. MBACP
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.
The training and experience I have gained whilst facilitating Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) within a healthcare setting have provided me with solid foundations for private practice. As it has deepened my knowledge of working with dual diagnosis, borderline personality disorder or other mental health problems which may threaten personal well-being, relationships safety or work. This background supports me to help 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individuals: £60 per session (50 minutes)
£40 per session (50 minutes)
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.
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