Ann Hodges-Smith - Registered Member MBACP
30 East Street
My name is Ann Hodges-Smith and I am a qualified counsellor. I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I work within the BACP Ethical Framework to ensure good practice at all times. I provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment that enables you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
There are many reasons a person may benefit from counselling, such as life events being out of your control, situations that seem impossible to change, you need to understand events that happened in your past or present or you need to consider the choices and opportunities that lie ahead.
By seeking counselling you are able to face these difficulties and work towards changing your life for the better.
It is often difficult and painful to confront problems so when anyone takes a positive step and seeks counselling, It is important that they can express their deepest thoughts and emotions, all without judgement, whilst being offered the unconditional support they need whilst on their journey of self-discovery.
As a therapist I will be non-judgemental and will not in any way influence you, or take any form of control over your life.
I work in an integrative way utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Person Centred Approaches as required, as I do not believe that one approach is suited to everyone's needs.
Counselling is about you taking control of your life, and by taking the first step you are choosing to make a positive difference to your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Supervision
Practitioner Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
AQA Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
AQA Certificate in Counselling Skills
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Level 2
Integrative Approach Working with Couples
Drug and Alcohol Theory and Practice
Child Protection/Safeguarding Workshop
Counselling Children & Young People
Being commited to keeping my knowledge up to date I regularly attend workshops and training courses for my own personal development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Consultations are from £40 per 50 minute session.
Discounted rates are available for students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime and early evening appointments Monday to Friday, as well as Saturday mornings.
Types of client