AnnMarie Campbell-Smith BA(Hons), MBACP Accred 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 and accredited 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
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:
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
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
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 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 via Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp