Carmel Smith MSc BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) Pg Dip MBACP
I am a qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and couples counsellor experienced in working in the NHS and private practice currently practicing in locations around Surrey and Sussex including Brighton and Hove. Approaching therapy can be daunting; I offer an empathic, non-judgemental space in which to explore the issues that challenge us.
Modern pressures can effect the way we live our lives and leave us feeling anxious, unsatisfied and overwhelmed, sometimes it can be difficult to share these feelings with those closest to us. Working with our early experiences and how they influence our current lives can be valuable in understanding how we feel at the moment and our patterns of relating with others.
I offer open ended and time-limited therapy in 50 minute sessions for both individuals and couples and suggest a free introductory telephone call can be a valuable way for you to decide what would best suit your goals for therapy. My approach is a humane and open exploration of current challenges and how our previous life experiences particularly those of childhood contribute to our patterns of behaviour in order to be free to make choices that will enrich our lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Graduate Member British Psychological Society
MSc Psychotherapy - University of Brighton
Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling
PG Diploma Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton
BSc (Hons) Psychology : First Class Honours - Open University
Continuing Professional Development:
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology- University of Roehampton: On going.
Victim Support - I have considerable experience working with victims of crime and trauma.
Autism- I have worked extensively with individuals diagnosed with ASD and their families.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am particularly experienced in reproductive issues around fertility, termination and miscarriage, childhood and parenting.
£40-£55 concessions sometimes available
Introductory session £35
Free introductory telephone conversation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|