Barb Smith MBACP Counsellor and Supervisor
If it feels like you are not quite comfortable in your own skin, or that you can't see a way forward, counselling may help.
Therapy is an investment in yourself and takes courage. So, if now is the time to make some life changes, please contact me and we can take things from there. Sessions can be taken one-at-a-time with no need to commit to therapy. It is entirely your choice and at your pace.
I will work with you to find a more hopeful, positive future. Be it anxiety, depression, panic attacks or loss, long standing or current difficulties, I believe we can all find new ways to be. Having an impartial person listen, support and encourage can be so beneficial.
As a working therapist for over 12 years, I have a wealth of experience in working with a wide variety of issues. I have experience in many areas of difficulty including trauma, bereavement, loss, rape and sexual abuse, caring for loved ones, 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.
So if it feels like you are wading through treacle and that although family and friends support and help us, they are sometimes too emotionally involved to know what to do or say, then it may well be that some independent support is worth a try.
In addition to my core training, I have trained with the co-founders of EFT (Emotionally Focussed Therapy for couples), this is a very gentle therapy with exceptionally high rates of success. I have also done further training with David Muss of the highly successful ReWind technique for trauma. This eclectic mix of therapies gives me a wide range of therapy 'tools and techniques' to help you reach your full potential and find new ways to think and feel about yourself.
I also offer supervision for other counsellors and train students in counselling.
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 dealing with trauma of any kind
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Eating disorders
- 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.
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
I am an integrative counsellor, the strands of my model are Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT.