Barb Smith Registered MBACP Counsellor, Supervisor and Counselling Trainer
07901 837 040
I believe that we can all change and I will support you 100% of the way to find a more comfortable way to 'be'. I am passionate about the benefits that can be gained by talking things through with an impartial therapist in a safe, confidential space.
When we cannot change what has happened, there is always the option of changing how we deal with it.
There are many, many different reasons why you may be considering therapy. It could be anything from unexpected life events, anxiety or depression, to relationship difficulties, or wanting to understand and change the way you think, feel or react.
I offer an approach that is as individual as you are, that is tailored to meet your unique circumstances, style and pace.
The aim is always to support you to
- be able to talk through whatever is happening
- identify what you would like to be different
- looking at what could change
- making lasting changes
In addition to my counselling practice, I also supervise other counsellors and train students in counselling towards the well recognised CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
To maintain and develop my understanding, I receive regular supervision and attend continuing professional development events.
My core training was integrative, covering Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic models. This offers a unique depth and breadth of theory, yet provides easy to understand ways to explore and identify a plan for change through a personalised, confidential and professional service.
I have also taken additional training in Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples which is a well proven, gentle and compassionate therapy with exceptionally high rates of success.
Having worked in this field for well over 10 years, I have experienced that this style of Counselling is very effective with lasting benefits for a huge range of issues.
As a Registered Member of the BACP and the BABCP, my work is informed and guided by their codes of Ethical Practice and Professional Guidelines.
If you wish to go ahead and make an initial appointment with me, I recommend a very brief phone call first, when we can exchange address and contact details and I can answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. CPCAB L4
ICEFT Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples.
Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). CPCAB L5
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision. CPCAB L6
Award in Education and Training
Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the BABCP
I work within their guidelines of ethical professional conduct, am fully insured and have a current enhanced DBS check.
My room has wheelchair access, is calm, completely private and overlooks a small garden.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have experience in many areas of difficulty including trauma, bereavement, loss, rape and sexual abuse, caring, relationships, family issues, anxiety, depression, worry, historical issues and many others. Please feel free to phone to discuss whether counselling would be right for you at this time.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
The first half hour of the initial session is free, without any obligation to continue.
Individual sessions; £30.00 per 60 minute session
Couples counselling; £45.00 per 90 minute session
I also offer counselling supervision at £40 for 1.5 hours (concessions for unwaged or counsellors in training).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Thursday between 8am and 2pm. Before making a firm booking, I find that it is helpful to have a short phone call to get a better feel of the sort of counselling that I offer.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an integrative counsellor, the strands of my model are Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT.