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About me

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,
  • bi-polar,
  • grief, bereavement,
  • drug and or alcohol dependence,
  • domestic abuse,
  • past and present trauma,
  • Childhood sexual abuse,
  • phobias,
  • 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 as follows:

  • Degree in CBT
  • HND in Counselling 
  • Diploma in PARKS inner child therapy
  • Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • OCD Awareness Diploma
  • Diploma in Performance Coaching
  • Master Practitioner of NLP
  • Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy Practitioner
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling

I am a registered member of the ‘British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists’ (BACP), an accredited member of the ‘National Council of Integrative Psychotherapists’ (NCIP) 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.

I have been a counsellor for over 16 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:
• Addictions
• Anxiety / depression
• Bi-Polar
• Low self-esteem
• Drug and alcohol dependence
• Self -harm
• Grief
• Lack of confidence
• Domestic violence
• Relationship issues
• Phobia’s
• Childhood abuse, trauma past and present
• Goal setting and much much more.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


The National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP)

National Council of Psychotherapists


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society
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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

8.00am-7.00pm Monday to Friday, weekends to be discussed.

Further information

For further information please visit my website, www.anitasmiththerapycom  or contact me via email, or telephone and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Lowestoft, County, NR33

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I have a drive, and based in Lowestoft area. My office is separate to my home, and there are toilet facilities and refreshment's on site. There is a slight step in to my office .

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