Carmel Smith BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) Pg Dip MBACP

Carmel Smith  BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) Pg Dip MBACP


07818 189044

About me

I am a qualified Psychodynamic therapist 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 both open ended and time-limited therapy in 50 minute sessions 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)

PG Diploma Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic Counselling - University of Brighton
BSc (Hons) Psychology : First Class Honours - Open University

Continuing Professional Development:
MSc Psychotherapy - University of Brighton- 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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am particularly experienced in reproductive issues around fertility and miscarriage, childhood and parenting.


£35-45 concessions sometimes available

Introductory session £35

Free introductory telephone conversation.

Maps & Directions

Horley, RH6

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme