Chris Smith (Adv. Dip., Registered MBCAP, PGCE)
As an experienced and qualified integrative counsellor, I can offer a range of different approaches, tailored specifically to help you.
You may need to simply find compassion and acceptance for yourself, understand yourself more, develop better self support and coping strategies, or actively work to change behavioural patterns and transform distress emotions.
I offer a safe space for you to explore emotions and thoughts without judgement. I am skilled and experienced at working with a wide range of issues, including; social anxiety, self esteem, unresolved childhood issues, relationships, anger & depression. When talking isn't enough, I also offer creative counselling techniques that can help you express yourself and move through difficult issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (Dartmoor Centre For Counselling and Psychotherapy). I also hold a BA Hons and a PGCE teaching qualification
I teach Counselling Skills at Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dartington. I have also taught Photography at Plymouth College of Art for the past 10 years as a Course Leader.
In addition to my private practice, I have also worked as a counsellor for Checkpoint (The Children's Society, Torquay), Counselling young people.
I also occasionally run workshops on Nature Based Therapy with Heartwood, Dartington.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Eco-psychology & Nature Based Therapy
£40 per hour
£30 per hour concessions
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Fridays 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Weekday evenings 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Wednesday & Thursday mornings 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|