Gary Smith UKCP Reg Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred)
I am a BACP Accredited and UKCP registered psychotherapist, trained in gestalt therapy and psychodrama. I have also trained in supervision.
I believe in the innate creativity of each person to know what is best for them at any given time. I aim to work in collaboration with clients to explore issues and to find more satisfying ways of being.
I offer individual counselling both short term and long term, as well as working with couples, families and groups.
I have experience of working with individuals with issues of stress, anxiety, bereavement, depression, work related issues, personal crisis, lack of confidence, low self-esteem or just a loss of direction and fulfillment in life.
I also have experience with couples and families in dealing with relationship issues, and I have worked as a counsellor with young children in a Primary School.
No problem is too small to be taken seriously and to benefit from
I like to work in collaboration with clients to devise the most
appropriate way to help you move forward in your life.
I like to offer clients the possibility to work creatively, either with art materials, writing and psychodrama.
I am a founder member of Playback Edinburgh Theatre group. Playback Theatre is an improvised form of community storytelling, where the stories of the audience members are played back immediately by the performers. I find this a great outlet for my spontaneity and creativity. It is quite liberating, challenging and of course great fun as well. The group is in a new phase of development and is working towards a series of public events.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
Advanced Diploma in Psychodrama
Diploma in Supervision
Post Grad Cert in Community Theatre
I have been working as a counsellor since February 2002.
i offer individual and group supervision
I run Psychodrama Therapy groups in Edinburgh as well as regular weekend therapy groups.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Weekly Therapy Groups at Wellspring, email for details.
Individual work £45 (£35 concession)
Couples £60 (£45 concession)
Family £55 - £65
My Professional Bodies are BACP, UKCP and BPA
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My availability is flexible daytime and evenings. I do not see individual clients at weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|