Dave Smith

Dave Smith

The Lightwell Practice
8 Chapel Hill
North Yorkshire
BD23 1PL


07712 577739

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About me

I have come to counselling and therapeutic work later in my life after a wide and varied professional career. I see clients at home and also at the Lightwell Practice in Skipton, North Yorks, so am accessible to clients from a wide geographical area.

I have experience of dealing with a broad variety of presenting complaints from anxiety, depression and self esteem issues to self harm, eating disorders, anger management and bereavement. I particularly enjoy couples work and am fully welcoming of clients who choose polyamorous and consensual non monogamous relationships.

I can see clients from home or from the Lightwell Practice. The first sessions will allow us to get to know one another and to start to establish a fuller understanding of what needs addressing. Some clients have a clear and specific idea of what is amiss, and what is expected from counselling and therapy. For many of us however, there is a general sense of unease, a feeling of stuckness or unhelpful repetition of feelings, thoughts and behaviours, and it can take a little time before we can really identify what the presenting problem is, and how to tackle it.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling and am now in clinical training in psychotherapy. I am a member of UKATA and ITAA.

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Single clients £40

Couples £55

Maps & Directions

Skipton, BD23 1PL
Trawden, BB8

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme