About me

We all go through times in life when we feel anxious or sad. This can relate to our relationships or the way we think and feel about ourselves. When we feel overwhelmed by these feelings or they don't seem to go away it can help to talk to someone outside of our normal family or friendship group.

I am a BACP registered counsellor working with students and younger adults. I provide a safe, confidential space to explore your feelings and make sense of what is going on in your life.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor. This means I combine theories from a number of different approaches to counselling such as; Person-centered, Psychodynamic, and Gestalt. I don’t believe that there is a single approach that will work for all individuals in all situations. The therapy will evolve with the approach and pace that feels right for you.

I offer both short and long-term counselling. The sessions will take place at The Practice Rooms in Southville and Clifton.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues such as; low self-esteem, relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, and loss.

As well as working as a counsellor, I am the Service Manager for a local mental health charity. I provide training and supervision to individuals, groups, and workplaces. Over the last 10 years, I have worked with adults and young people in various mental health and addiction services.

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor and therefore abide by their code of ethics and conduct. I undertake regular professional development and supervision.

Qualifications/ Training:

  • Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling, University of the West of England
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of the West of England
  • Professional Course, Essential elements of counselling young people
  • Degree in Applied Psychology BSc, Cardiff University

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.

Therapies offered

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Sessions will last 50 minutes and the cost is £45 per session. Concessionary rates are available.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

24 Regent Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 4HG

226 North Street
Southville
Bristol
BS3 1JD

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Hannah Smart

Hannah Smart