AnnMarie Campbell-Smith MBACP BA(Hons) Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Counselling is a real opportunity to create change that can ultimately lead to a better way of living. It is a space for us to explore difficult issues together, where you are in control and where no judgement is made. Once underway, development starts to take place and can shape a more positive future.
I’m a qualified, BACP registered counsellor, working from home in a quiet setting just outside Basingstoke. My work with both adults and young people (aged 14+) involves a diverse range of issues including: anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, OCD, domestic and sexual abuse, General Anxiety Disorders, anger, loss and bereavement. Sometimes the complexities of life are too overwhelming and talking to a therapist can restore equilibrium, similar to pressing the ‘re-set’ button.
My approach to therapy centres on the needs of my clients. At times, simply being listened to with compassion and warmth is enough, yet more often, it will take interventions, the adoption of techniques and a more introspective view into the psyche to bring about change.
My work is informed by humanistic and existential theories which essentially means we will focus together on what’s happening in the present moment, acknowledging the impact of past events and explore ways of being for the future which are more conducive to healthy well-being.
An initial half hour consultation is free.
Counselling is face to face, in person or via Skype.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my work in private practice, I run group bereavement counselling for students at a local school.
I have completed my training in the following:
BA (Hons) Counselling - Buckingham New University
DipHE in Humanistic (Gestalt) Counselling - University of Winchester
Certificate in Counselling – National Open College
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Ascentis
Transactional Analysis 101 Certificate - Institute of Transactional Analysis
Introduction to Counselling - WPF Therapy
Active in continuing professional development, including:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Depression and Anxiety
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Self Harm and Self Care
Social Comparison and Self Defeating Cognitions
Traumatic Stress Management
Trauma and Traumatic Grief
Teaching client to tolerate emotions
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
£40 per session
FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION - to establish a full understanding of how counselling works and to explore if therapy is going to help you at this stage in your life.
Online counselling is face to face via Skype (or FaceTime).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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9am-6pm Monday -Thursday
Types of client