Claudia Smith

Claudia Smith

Women & Health
4 Carol Street
London
NW1 0HU

Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
London
W2 6NE

07775 521155

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Women & Health
4 Carol Street
London
NW1 0HU

Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
London
W2 6NE

07775 521155

About me

I offer a private and confidential space where you can learn about yourself and be held in your experience, whatever that might be. My psychotherapeutic perspective places you, your unique qualities and your individual needs at the centre of the work. Working from a Humanistic Integrative approach makes this possible in that I am continuously cultivating a range of skills from various approaches which enable me to best meet your needs. I consider you as a integrated ‘whole’ made up of body, mind and spirit as well as being in constant relationship with your surroundings. It is important to be able to hold all of these aspects of human experience at once and with equal importance.

My approach integrates learning and skills from 5 years of psychotherapy training with 700 hours+ experience and more than eight years practicing as a yoga teacher. Alongside this I have a background in the arts which means I am able to work from a holistic and creative perspective.

Psychotherapy can be helpful for a range of issues. Here is a brief list of things that you might be seeking help for:

Anxiety
Bereavement and Loss
‘Breakdown’
Depression
Loss of meaning
Panic attacks
Questions about your faith and spirituality
Relationship issues
Self Esteem
Stress
Trauma and abuse

Whatever your needs there is an overarching principle that we have a deep and instinctive, perhaps even spiritual, drive towards our fullest potential. The challenges that life throws at us offer opportunities to expand and deepen our awareness in order to live more fully in life and in our relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist with a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE) in Paddington, London.

I am UKCP Accredited and abide by their rules. I also practice in accordance to the BACP Code of Ethics.

My approach integrates learning and skills from 5 years of psychotherapy training with 700 hours+ experience and more than eight years practicing as a yoga teacher. Alongside this I have a background in the arts which means I am able to work from a holistic and creative perspective.

Please scroll down for a selection of work experience, qualifications, workshops and seminars I have undertaken that I feel are relevant to my practice.

Some environments I have worked in:
FreshStart Psychotherapy, A community Interest Company offering low cost, long-term psychotherapy. Paddington.
Women and Health, Women’s community-based health centre offering NHS funded, short-term Counselling and Psychotherapy. Camden.
The Caravan, Drop in counselling and psychotherapy service. Piccadilly.
Neuropsychiatry Outpatient Ward, Kent and Medway NHS. Sevenoaks.

Qualifications:
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP & BACP)
RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)
Fine Art BA (Hons)

Conferences and Seminars:
Lasting Love with Esther Perel – The School of Life
Shame Matters Conference – The Bowlby Centre
Yoga for the Mind Conference – The Minded Institute

Certificates:
Nonviolent Communication, ‘Connecting in Conflict’ with Yoram Mosenzon
Certificate in Clinical Assessment Skills from WPF
Total Yoga Nidra Teacher and Facilitator Training with Uma and Nirlipta Dinsmor-Tuli
Well Women Therapy with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Wild Power: Embrace your menstrual cycle, reclaim the feminine path to power with Alexandra Pope, Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
Yoga for ME and Chronic Fatigue with Fiona Agombar

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Therapies offered

Photos & videos

  • UKCP Accredited
  • CCPE - Paddington
  • North London Therapy Rooms - Kentish Town
  • Women and Health - Camden

Fees

£60 for a 50 session. We will meet weekly, unless agreed otherwise.

If you are interested in therapy but uncertain whether you can afford it please do get in touch so we can discuss a concessionary rate (depending on availability) which we will negotiate at the time of assessment.

Further information

Assessment
We will have an initial assessment where we will explore your needs and whether I am the right person for you to see. Each therapist comes with their own skillset so should I not be the right therapist for you I will point you in the direction of someone better suited.

Availability
My working hours are between 9am – 7pm on Tuesdays (Paddington), Wednesdays (Kentish Town & Paddington) & Thursdays (Camden).

Please get in touch for further information and availability.

Maps & Directions

London, NW1 0HU
London, W2 6NE

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Spanish - although I have a good hold on the language I would not conduct the session in Spanish.

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

At CCPE only.

Availability

Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays between 8am & 7pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults