Chris Smith

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MBACP (Accred.) MBABCP, MIPTUK (Accred.)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

UPDATE: 25.01.24.  Please note that I am not currently taking on new clients. However, if you would like me to let you know if this is to change then please send me a message.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Accredited by the BACP (MBACP Accred.)

Interpersonal Psychotherapist Accredited by IPTUK (MIPTUK Accred.)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - Member of BABCP (MBABCP).

Specialising in working with psychological trauma, and adapting my approach for neuro-diverse clientele with depression and anxiety.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained an advanced diploma in Psychodynamic psychotherapy from the University of Cambridge in 2011, becoming an accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2015 (MBACP accred.)

My training in BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training was completed in 2014 at the University of Cumbria.

My IPT training was through Durham IPT, and I became accredited in 2023.

In addition, I hold a degree in Psychology from the University of Teesside

Since 2010 I have worked in both the NHS and charitable organisations as a psychotherapist in both short-term and longer term client work.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£25.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Due to CV-19 and the increasing number of people experiencing financial difficulties I have taken to reduce my hourly fee to £25 for all new clients via telephone/digital face to face for the foreseeable future. This will be reviewed in line with developments regarding the virus and the economy. Sessions typically last 50 minutes.

Sliding scale for fees are available in cases of financial difficulty.

There is no fee for cancelled appointments if cancelled with at least 24 hours notice.

When I work

Daytime, evening and weekend appointments available.

Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme
Chris Smith
Chris Smith