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Annabelle Smith - trauma counsellor (PTSD, abuse), Reg MBACP

Chester, Cheshire West, CH1
07473 656693 07473 656693

About me

Hi sometimes life doesn't go as planned and you have decided it's time for change. I could be the counsellor for you! I am integrative, which means I am able to offer person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT in varying amounts depending on what it is you bring, as one size rarely fits all. I believe strongly we all have the ability to change and counselling can provide us with the means to do that so you can go on a live the life you deserve.

I have a special interest in anxiety, depression and trauma and explore what is going on for you at your own pace. I will be alongside you to enable you to move to a better place that works for you, so facilitating change. I also offer and work with the survivor to thriver programme for sexual/emotional/ physical abuse.

Message me and we can arrange a brief call or chat to check out what it is you are looking for and what I can offer you. We can then arrange an initial session in whichever area and whatever time suits you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc in Life Sciences majoring in Psycholgy

Currently studying Level 5 Counselling - CBT

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Further training in trauma - Survivor to Thriver programme.  Training for young people in Self-harm, Suicide awareness, gender identity, eating disorders, bereavement and bullying.

I am currently working as a self employed counsellor in Chester 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).

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

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 and online and I offer flexible hours.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Annabelle Smith - trauma counsellor (PTSD, abuse), Reg MBACP

Annabelle Smith - trauma counsellor (PTSD, abuse), Reg MBACP