Edward Smith

Lewes, East Sussex, BN7
07743 499 739 07743 499 739

About me

I am a BACP qualified integrative psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience. My work is focused on helping people from all walks of life.

My approach is to create a boundaried, safe and confidential space for clients to explore their past, present and future. I place great importance on establishing a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship, allowing clients to explore freely and openly about their feelings and difficulties. It is a collaborative space that we will create together and help you navigate the, at times, choppy waters of life.

I offer in-depth, long-term therapy. I work with adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.

I place particular focus on how past experiences may continue to affect the ways that we think and behave, and help clients to consider how this could have an impact on their well-being. Essentially our how past impacts us today and potentially into the future. As much as there are those who would prefer that our past doesnt carry the weight that it does, it is within our nature for our nurture to affect us. Through a process of open discussion, I aim to identify current patterns of behaviour or thoughts that may be linked to earlier experiences and attachments. This can help clients to consider how these factors might influence their daily life and relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over ten years of experience of working within the therapeutic field. My experience includes;  working with individuals, couples, running and developing residential group workshops.

Bsc Psychology - 1st - University of Leicester - 2006

Dipolma in Counseling - The Minster Centre - 2016

MA in Psychotherapy - The Minster Centre (affiliated with Middlesex University) - 2018

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

New clients - £60

However, I believe that good therapy is for everyone. With that in mind, I work with a sliding scale depending on a person's current financial situation. Please contact me to discuss further.

Lewes
East Sussex
BN7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Edward Smith

Edward Smith