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Registered Member MBACP

About me

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

BACP

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

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

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Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Consultations are from £50.00 to £70.00 per session.



Discounted rates are available for students.

When I work

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

Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS1

Prittlewell House, 30 East Street, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS2 6LH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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