Annabelle Smith BSC honours, Dip Counselling (Integrative incl CBT), Reg MBACP
Hi sometimes life doesn't go as planned and for whatever reason you may feel the need to look at any issues you have going on with someone outside of your family/friends. I am an integrative counsellor working in an ethical and confidential way. Being integrative 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with