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 you want 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 also offer one-off, single session therapy. Sessions last 90 minutes with an initial, pre-session email consultation and two follow up emails if necessary.
We work together to discover a more positive, hopeful future. Whatever is holding you back, be it anxiety, depression, panic attacks or loss, long standing or current difficulties, I believe it is possible for all of us to find new ways to live. It is never too late and we are never too old. Having an impartial person listen, support and encourage can be so beneficial.
As a therapist of many years, I have experienced working with a wide variety of issues; including trauma, relationships, bereavement, loss, rape and sexual abuse, caring for loved ones, family issues, anxiety, depression, worry, historical issues and many others. Please feel free to phone and we can talk through whether counselling would be right for you at this time.
So, if it feels like you are wading through treacle and that although the support of family and friends helps, they are sometimes too emotionally involved to know what to do or say. It may well be that some independent support could 'fill the gap'.
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 who developed 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 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.
Single session one-off therapy including 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
I am an integrative counsellor, the strands of my model are Person Centred, Psychodynamic and CBT.