Charlotte Smith

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Ilford, Greater London, IG2
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer a safe, non judgemental, private and confidential space for clients. I listen, reflect and facilitate exploration, understanding, acceptance, change and / or growth. I don’t advise but I will offer practical solutions or referrals if needed.

As a counsellor, I take pride in providing a relaxing environment for my clients, where they can be themselves and feel comfortable to explore their thoughts and feelings in their own time. I adhere to the BACP code of ethics.

I am a person-centred Counsellor / Therapist who offers sessions either face to face at my home based practice in Barkingside, on Zoom or over the telephone. I have been trained integratively, so have other therapeutic tools to use if requested. 

I work with my clients to build an honest and equal therapeutic relationship where I am alongside them as they work through their experiences and problems. 

I work with all kinds of lifestyle and common mental health issues. I have experience of working with survivors of abuse and domestic violence, including childhood sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, historic abuse, PTSD, dissociation and all of the resulting trauma. 

I also have extensive experience of career and work stress. I have worked in the world of recruitment for many years as a career counsellor and business owner, and have a wealth of knowledge, empathy and understanding with problems in the work place. I am also a Career Coach but please note that this is charged at a higher rate. 

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies

CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills

CPD courses: Dissociation, Self Harm for Survival, CPTSD, Psychopathy, Dreams and the Person Centred approach, Counselling people with ASD in a person centred way, Childhood Sexual Abuse, OCD, Trauma and Recovery, Working safely online.

I am also qualified to work with adoption support. 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I initially offer a free telephone introductory session where we discuss what you are looking for, how I could help, availability and fees. I allow half an hour for this but often it takes less time. 

The first full session is charged at a reduced rate of £45, as this is an opportunity for us to explore if we can work together. It is important that clients are able to feel connected with their therapist and feel comfortable and safe in the therapy room, so I invite all clients to have an initial face to face session where possible, to ensure this is the case for them. There on after, my hourly rate is £60.

I offer reduced rates to students and low income households which will be agreed prior to our first session. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for sessions during the day and evenings, Monday - Friday. I have flexibility with appointments and will work to accommodate where I can. 

Further information

My clients describe me as warm, empowering and supportive. Having been through the process myself, I recognise the importance and privilege of the therapeutic relationship and I take care to ensure my clients feel safe at all times. 

Ilford, Greater London, IG2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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