Anita Smith Therapy
Through my experience as a Counsellor, CBT Therapist, Coach, NLP practitioner and PICT Practitioner I am able to offer a variety of tools to assist clients find not only their own answers but to find resolution enabling them to move on with their life. Below is a small sample of areas I cover.
- low self-esteem/ confidence,
- goal setting, depression,
- grief, bereavement,
- drug and or alcohol dependence,
- domestic abuse,
- past and present trauma,
- Childhood sexual abuse,
- anger and much much more.
I offer standard hourly counselling sessions and ‘Personal Development Day.’ The day can be a whole day or split into two.
Each session is designed around your specific needs or goals’, allowing you a greater understanding of self, personal growth, resolution and other desired outcomes you highlighted at the start of therapy.
Each session will be client led and depending on the issues or outcomes desired will depend on the tools used and or suggested, such as daily thought logs, visualisation techniques, goal setting, relaxation exercises, letter writing, motivational interviewing and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), CBT to name but a few.
As a therapist I will be your guide, helping you to address your issues at your own pace and offer time and space for you to fully engage with a therapeutic relationship in a comfortable, safe and secure environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications are as follows:
• BA in CBT
• HND in Counselling
• Master Practitioner Of NLP
• Diploma in Performance Coaching
• Diploma in Parks Inner Child Therapy
• Certificate in Relationship Counselling
I am a registered member of the ‘British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists’ (BACP), a member of the ‘National Council of Psychotherapists’ (NCP) and an accredited member of the ‘National Counselling society’ (NCS). Therefore, I am fully competent and adhere to the ethical framework, guide for good practice and code of conduct. I have regular supervision and continually, strive to update, learn new skills and ways of working.
After completing my BA in September 2019, I am now studying again on the ‘Professional Hypnotherapy Diploma Course’. This will take between 8-12 months and my clients and I are already reaping the benefits of hypnosis.
I have been a counsellor for over 15 years, during this time I have worked with homeless people young and old, young people aged 7 onwards, couples, trans-gender, same sex individuals and couples.
Over the years I have gained many skills to work with a variety of issues, from:
• Anxiety / depression
• Low self-esteem
• Drug and alcohol dependence
• Self -harm
• Lack of confidence
• Domestic violence
• Relationship issues
• Childhood abuse, trauma past and present
• Goal setting and much much more.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also a qualified life coach, this can be used within in your personal and professional life.
Coaching can be used in conjunction with counselling and some tools I use will be from both areas.
Coaching is you wanting to achieve a desired outcome and me helping you to find your own inner resources to achieve your goals.
I have found with coaching, clients will often present with one desired outcome and this will often change, they realise there are other areas within their life that need addressing, using NLP within coaching and counselling means you don't have to divulge anything you don't want to but through changes in the way we think can affect all areas of our lives.
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My fee is £45 per standard 50 minutes counselling, £65 for couples and personal development day, £300.
At our initial meeting I will explain what I can do, we will discuss your options and this gives you a chance to meet with me and ask any questions. Alternatively, please feel free to email or telephone for any further information.
- I offer concessions for low income groups
For further information please visit my website, www.astherapy1.com or contact me via email, or telephone and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have a drive, and separate entrance to a dedicated therapy room. I am based between Lowestoft and Beccles and easy to locate in a private secure setting.
8.00am-7.00pm Monday to Friday, weekends to be discussed.
Types of client
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