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. Depending on your needs; 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.
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 manage a substance misuse intervention team in a local prison and I run a private practice from home. I am also a college tutor delivering level 3 Counselling Skills 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
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Sessions are 50 minutes in length and costs £45 per session (Mon-Fri). Saturday on request.
Sessions can be booked individually or in blocks of 6.
Please feel free to contact me for an informal discussion.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mid week evenings from 4.30pm, Saturday on request
Types of client