Cherie Smallbones MBACP (Counsellor and Trainer)
I provide a flexible but dynamic approach in a safe and supportive space; together we can explore what is causing your issues and identify the parts you would like to understand more or change. I offer a warm and friendly way of working which is underpinned by an eclectic mix of experience from a variety of challenging and interesting roles.
The most therapeutic element of counselling is in the relationship between us and how it feels for us to work together. I am focused on providing the right environment for you to talk in complete confidence to me about what is causing you distress.
I can offer both short term and long term therapy and I am flexible and adaptive in my approach. We can work in an outcome focused way to get to the bottom of the problem or take a more gentle approach for you to build your confidence (depending on your needs).
I offer an initial free 20 minute phone call for us to explore what you need. Please feel free to contact me for an informal discussion.
Feedback quotes from clients:
'Cherie was so understanding & flexible. I was very comfortable with disclosing my problems to her and I would definitely use or recommend this counsellor again'
'I cannot convey how much you've helped me. I've implemented some big and positive changes and I've learnt an enormous amount about who I am. Thank you'
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor with a foundation degree in Humanistic Counselling (based on Transactional Analysis) and I attend on-going workshops for my continued professional development.
I abide by the ethical codes of the BACP - British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Under their codes of practice I attend regular supervision sessions to ensure you receive a quality service from me.
I currently supervise an addiction interventions team in a local prison which involves working in partnership with the NHS. I run a private counselling practice from home and I am a college tutor delivering level 3 Counselling Skills course to students who wish to train as qualified counsellors. I run private mindfulness workshops and wellbeing sessions which I can incorporate into our work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Sessions are 50 minutes in length and costs £50 per session (Mon-Fri)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time, Evenings, Saturday on request
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|