Ann Hodges-Smith - Registered Member MBACP

Ann Hodges-Smith   -  Registered Member MBACP

Prittlewell House
30 East Street


07717 796467 / 07717796467

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About me

**COVID-19** Working in-line with government guidelines I have suspended face to face appointment's. I will continue to offer both telephone and on-line video sessions by appointment.

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
Family Therapy

Being commited to keeping my knowledge up to date I regularly attend workshops and training courses for my own personal development.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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  • Counselling Room
  • Counselling Room
  • Prittlewell House


Consultations are from £40 per 50 minute session.

Discounted rates are available for students.

Maps & Directions

Southend-On-Sea, SS2 6LH
Southend-on-sea, SS1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No

My Office is on the ground floor with 2 steps at the front door


I offer daytime and early evening appointments Monday to Friday, as well as Saturday mornings.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme