Bettie Smythwood

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MBACP-Integrative Therapy-Individuals Couples and Trainees
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

Ealing Broadway, W5 2NR
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I work with Individuals, Couples and Trainee Counsellors 

Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, struggling with relationships? I can help. 

Main areas of work: Overcoming and Managing

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Worry and Stress
  • Overthinking and Rumination
  • Anger and Frustration
  • Relationship breakdowns/break ups
  • Struggles in communication with family, friends and coworkers
  • Confidence, self esteem, acceptance, and self expression
  • Neurodiversity 
  • ADHD
  • Relationships

Experience the life changes that can be achieved working with an Integrative Therapist.  You will gain the knowledge of traditional theory combined with the experiencing of modern therapies. I uniquely tailor techniques for coping, managing, and overcoming emotional difficulties that fit your individual lifestyle.

Trainee Counsellors are offered a discounted rate and payment plans to fit your budget. Flexible session times available to suit your needs. Please inquire for further information.

Common areas couples : Overcoming and Managing

  • Difficulties with communication and feelings of disconnect
  • Frustration, Anger and Resentment
  • Gain practical skills and deepen your understanding of each other to support the rebuilding of connection and intimacy
  • Together we work to identify the underlying issues, understand how they are actively influencing the relationship and then incorporate a plan of action to promote active lasting change. 

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation - these are provided to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to get a feel for myself and how I work. 

I offer short and long term Counselling and Psychotherapy. What's the difference?

Counselling is usually short-term 6 to 18 sessions.The focus is on what's happening to you in the present. This could be difficulties at work/home, one specific traumatic event such as a bad break up or losing your job, or even just feeling more stressed then usual.We will look at your immediate presenting symptoms and behaviour (e.g. feeling more anxious than usual) and how that’s impacting your life, rather than delving deeper into your childhood or past. Looking at these symptoms, we will focus on equipping you with workable, short-term tools that can help you break out of negative thoughts and habits.

Psychotherapy is more in-depth. We will focus on emotions and experiences you encountered growing up - as a child or young adult - as well as your presenting symptoms and issues, in order to shed light on how these experiences have shaped who you are today. Emphasis will be placed on creating a space for you to feel comfortable to open up and share experiences from your past. The idea being that once these buried experiences (and their accompanying emotions) are brought to the surface, they can be fully processed, and ultimately, released.

Counselling can become Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy can become Counselling.

No matter what you decide you are never obligated to continue therapy and may stop at ANY time.

My passion for choosing to work as a Professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist was from my own experience as a client and the positive changes in makes in my life. We all go through difficult times and sometimes we just simply need someone to talk to. I can help

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Integrative
  • Couples Therapy Masterclass - Human Givens Certificate
  • ​CBT- Techniques and Problem Solving Training
  • ​Trauma Informed Response Approach (Domestic Violence)
  • ​Intercultural Approach; Working with Identity, Difference and Diversity,
  • ​Solution Focused Therapies
  • ​Working with Addictions
  • Exposure Therapy Training
  • ​Exploring Emotions Through Ar​t
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples Therapy, Young Adults, LGBTQ+, Stress Management, Life Management, Transitions, Spirituality, Trainee Counselors, Transference Consciousness, Energy Work

Fees

£45.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individuals :

Initial individual sessions £45

Initial couples sessions: £80

Continuing sessions :

Young Adults daytime £50 (24 yrs and under) last booking 4pm

Young Adult evening £55 (24 yrs and under) first booking 5pm

Adults daytime £55 (last booking 4pm)

Adults evening £65 (first booking 5pm)

Couples:

Initial and all sessions £80

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

In-person sessions, currently full - only able to accept online sessions for Fridays

Further information

Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy

Couples Counselling

I offer Same and Next Day Sessions

Suite 27, Central Chambers, The Broadway, Ealing Broadway, W5 2NR

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Bettie Smythwood
Bettie Smythwood