Elizabeth Smith B.Sc.(Hons.) Adv. Dip Humanistic Counselling MBACP (Accred).
I am an experienced Registered and BACP Accredited counsellor offering professional counselling online via Zoom, telephone or face to face.
If you are suffering the effects of the current Covid -19 crisis or are an NHS worker reduced rates are available.
Counselling can provide a supportive, safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings, and can increase your self awareness and your ability to cope. Exploring issues together enables you to gain insight, make changes if needed, and increase a sense of calm.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, trained in Humanistic counselling and incorporating CBT where appropriate. I work with adults of all ages, and young people and I also see couples experiencing relationship difficulties. I work with anxiety and depression, insecurities resulting from childhood neglect or abuse, and the pain of loss through bereavement, divorce or separation. I also work with clients who face the challenges of chronic or life limiting illness. I aim to provide a non-judgemental therapeutic relationship where we can explore the challenges that face you and find a way forward. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know more or discuss your concerns with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified 2011, Registered Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (BACP Accredited).
BSc Hons. Biological Sciences.
Counsellor at The Hospice in the Weald for 5 years, and at Burrswood. I am experienced in working with bereavement, the effects of illness and long-term conditions.
Extensive experience working with anxiety and depression.
I have completed training in counselling couples facing difficulties in their relationship.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Long term health issues and life limiting conditions.
Relationship and family issues.
Daytime appointments: individuals £45 per hour, couples £60.
Evening appointments: individuals £55 per hour, couples £65
Concessions are available for students and those on benefits or low income.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss my fees further.
Concessions offered for
I work in a quiet area close to The Pantiles, 5 mins walk from Tunbridge Wells train station and within easy reach of car parks and bus routes.
Home visits can sometimes be arranged if you have limited mobility