Barb Smith MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor
Everyone goes through difficult times and we can all benefit from a little support in handling challenges. I believe that counselling is something we probably all need at some point. It really is an investment in yourself and I provide a totally confidential, supportive environment. Counselling is a valuable resource where, together, we can take time to think and talk openly. I am 100% motivated to support you, I do not judge or give advice.
I have been a qualified therapist for many years during which time I have worked with many people supporting them to find a way to make positive changes in their lives.
I work holistically and integratively, tailoring my approach to suit you because you are unique. So depending on what is currently going on for you, I may work with theories such as Person Centred, CBT (looking at thinking) and / or Psychodynamic (looking at relationships) models.
I have worked with a wide variety of issues including relationship and family issues, anxiety, worry and depression, caring, bereavement and loss, trauma, rape, sexual abuse and many others.
I also work with couples using Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples. This is a very gentle, effective and proven therapy with a high success rate.
I am the co-owner and tutor of a training centre offering courses on Counselling. Please feel free to contact me to chat about any of these courses.
As a qualified Clinical Supervisor I also support other Counsellors and Therapists.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and the BABCP and my work is informed and guided by their codes of Ethical Practice and Professional Guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
ICEFT Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples.
ReWind technique for trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
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The first half hour of the initial session is free, without any obligation to continue.
Individual sessions; £40.00 per 60 minute session.
Couples counselling; £60.00 per 90 minute session.
Single session one-off therapy including x2 emails; £90.
Fees are negotiable for students and those on a low wage.
£45 per 1.5 hours
£30 for counsellors in training and those working in the voluntary sector.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My counselling room is a purpose built room overlooking a private, secluded and peaceful garden.
From 8am to 7pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
My core training was Integrative, the strands of this model were Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT.