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Anita Smith

Mountsorrel, Leics, LE12
07912 873 001 Registered / Accredited
Mountsorrel, Leics, LE12

About me

I am a child psychotherapeutic counsellor and a qualified social Worker with over 20 years’ experience of supporting children, adults and their families. I work with children, parents & carers, adults and those who have had very difficult and painful early lives.

I offer a safe, warm and empathic relationship where I try to create a safe place for children or adults to begin to make sense of the past and begin to find new ways to live beyond the hurts and to flourish. Through working together, it is hoped that each individual develops a more settled sense of self and gains the ability to enjoy more from life and all relationships. Being a child, young person, adult or parent today seems mixed up with not knowing what to do with overwhelming feelings or behaviours. Together, we can build upon the tools to explore ourselves, to enjoy childhood and growing up, enjoy rather than endure parenting, or simply enjoy who we are and all of our varied relationships.

I specialise in a range of presenting issues. Some of which are  –

  • Adoption, Children who are Looked After or have experienced early life neglect, abuse and trauma.
  • Family work.
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Life story work.
  • Sexuality and gender issues.
  • Child on parent violence.
  • Bereavement.
  • PTSD
  • Self-harm.

Alongside talking, I use the Arts and Play to express feelings when words are not enough or there simply are no words (Sunderland).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Child Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Institiute for Arts in Therapy & Education)
  • Diploma Clinical Supervision (currently in training at the Sherwood Institute)
  • BA Hons Health & Community Studies
  • Msc Social Work
  • Diploma Social Work
  • Qualified EMDR adults & Children (working towards accreditation)
  • Theraplay
  • Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Non Violence Resistance (NVR)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Please contact me re fees.

Further information

I am currently in training to become a clinical supervisor and will be offering low cost supervision for a select period of time.  I currently have spaces for supervisees.

Mountsorrel
Leics
LE12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

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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 Unspecified

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Families

Supervision

I am currently undertaking a diploma in clinical supervision at the Sherwood Psychotherapy Institute and have spaces for supervises. .

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