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Annabelle Smith - Integrative counsellor. Anxiety, depression & trauma Reg MBACP

About me

Hi, Annabelle here, an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, both experienced and fully trained. I work with adults and teenagers using CBT, psychodynamic and person-centred therapy. I have been known to throw in the odd bit of creative therapy as well! I provide both short and long term and adapt my working style to suit whatever my clients bring, as I am great believer one size rarely fits all. I offer a free telephone/zoom consultation so we can have a brief chat to find out what it is you are looking for, at the same time giving you a chance to see if I am the counsellor for you.

I have worked for several years with varying issues and have a special interest and further training in anxiety, depression and trauma (abuse and PTSD). I also work with groups and individuals using the survivor to thriver programme for all types of abuse. I have extensive experience of working not just with adults but teenagers as well.

I provide a warm, empathic environment and am a great believer the everyone has the ability to change what doesn’t work for them. Counselling goes a long way in helping you to do that, so that you can go on and live the life you deserve. This is your time for change.

If you have never had counselling before, taking that step can seem daunting but I do my best to provide a relaxed, friendly environment so that you will feel comfortable to express your emotions and share how you are feeling all in your own time.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc in Life Sciences majoring in Psychology

Currently studying Level 5 Counselling - CBT

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Survivor to thriver - group and individual work

Self-harm and suicidal ideation training

gender identity training

eating disorders in young people


I am currently working as a self employed counsellor in Chester, Liverpool and part time as a counsellor at Childline. I previously spent several years working at Wirral Mind with adults presenting with a variety of issues.

Member organisations


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.

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.



Concessions offered for

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

Further information

No problem too big or too small, please just get in touch and get the support you deserve

Cheshire West


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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

Counselling rooms in Chester have several sets of stairs.


I currently have availability in Chester in person and online. Flexible hours.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Annabelle Smith - Integrative counsellor. Anxiety, depression & trauma Reg MBACP

Annabelle Smith - Integrative counsellor. Anxiety, depression & trauma Reg MBACP