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About me

Hi there thanks for stopping by.  I am a friendly, warm integrative counsellor offering socially distanced counselling in person as well as online. I offer a safe space for you to explore at your own pace whatever is going on for you without judgement.

Our sessions will be empowering maybe even life changing! I am passionate about counselling and what it can offer and believe no matter how difficult life may seem we are all capable of change. Together we will work towards resolving any issues, behaviours or thoughts you feel are having an impact on your life and holding you back. This will allow you to become more self-aware, so facilitating change and giving you the confidence to go forward and live the life you deserve

I work with adults and young people using varying amounts of person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT. I use the skills I have to work around you as I am a great believer one size rarely fits all as we are after all unique. I have been self-employed now for sometime and before this I worked at Childline so gaining invaluable experience and training working with young people. I also volunteered at Wirral Mind for several years and got to work with adults who self-referred with a diverse range of issues.

I have special interest in working with anxiety, depression and trauma. I have completed further training with the Morris Centre giving me further insight into emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse and the ability to run the 21 step survivor to thriver programme for both individuals and groups.

During your first session we will spend some time going through the counselling agreement together. This gives us a chance to look at what I can offer you as a therapist and a chance to find it out what it is you are hoping to get from our time together.

I offer a free initial consultation by zoom or phone whichever suits you giving us a chance to have a chat before our first session. It also provides a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Feel free to get in touch and let’s get your journey started, this is your time for change.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc in Life Sciences majoring in Psychology

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

eating and attatchment


I am currently working as a self employed counsellor in Chester, Heswall and online. I have been lucky enough to get experience with all ages and as mentioned Mind and Childline have been part of my journey.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sexual abuse

physical abuse

emotional abuse


From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva

Additional information

Initial session approximately 15-20 minutes.


Now working in Chester and Heswall, Wirral. Flexible hours between 10am and 8pm Monday to Friday. Get in touch and we will find a time that works for you.

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Counselling rooms in Chester have several sets of stairs.


Annabelle Smith

Annabelle Smith