Hayley Smith - Dip. Counsellor. MBACP.
Feeling Anxious? Depressed or Sad? Overwhelmed? Difficulties with Relationships? Family issues? If you need someone to talk to and help you find a way through what is causing you difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact me.
My name is Hayley and I am a qualified counsellor. I am friendly and approachable and work in a Person-Centred, Humanistic way. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I offer a safe and comfortable space for individuals and couples and I am based in the Basildon area. I also offer appointments outside of normal working hours.
Why Come Into Counselling?
Whether you are an individual or a couple, I understand that there are times in everyone's life when things can get difficult. Life experiences and events can leave you feeling overwhelmed, sad, resentful or angry. Managing these feelings and finding a way through these times can feel challenging and sometimes impossible.
These feelings may be affecting you in many ways; sleep problems, thoughts that cannot be switched off, how you view yourself and low self-esteem, problems in relationships with others, anger issues or depression and anxiety.
I can provide you with an opportunity to talk about whatever is troubling you in a safe and empathic space and help you to overcome any emotional issues or overwhelming feelings you may have. Contacting me today can be the first step towards you living a more contented and happier life.
Are you a couple, experiencing difficulties and you're looking to improve your relationship? I understand that everyone's relationship is different and unique to them but recognise that we can all face similar issues. Communication problems, conflict, lack of intimacy or loss of trust are some of the issues that can affect relationships. If you are looking for couples counselling, I offer 75-minute sessions, using a person-centred and solution focussed approach, which will help you to recognise and resolve conflict, improve communication, resulting in happier and healthier relationships.
If you need someone to talk to, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can email me or you can contact me via telephone - whichever you prefer.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor. I am also a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). You can feel rest assured that I have been trained with the right skills to offer you meaningful and helpful counselling and I work within a strict code of ethics providing you with a high standard of care
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (ABC)
Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling (NCFE)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (NCFE)
Training and professional development:
Couples Counselling - Counselling Academy
Working with Loss and Grief - Counselling Academy
Working with Infidelity - Counselling Academy
Working with Anger - Counselling Academy
After the Classroom - Liberty Training
Certificate of Proficiency - BACP
DBS Certificate( Disclosure and Barring Service)
Fully Insured - Holistic Insurance.
I have experience working with individual men, women and couples, from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. I have worked with clients experiencing loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, work-related stress, traumatic experiences, stress, parenting worries, communication, loss of trust, conflict, anger and self-esteem.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual Adult Counselling £40 per 50-minute session
Couple/ Relationship Counselling £60 per 75 minute session
Student Rate £35 per 50-minute session
Concessions offered for
I offer daytime and evening appointments. Please email or telephone me with any queries that you may have or to book an appointment. I usually respond to queries within 24 hours.
I am based in the Basildon area. My office has ample free street parking and free designated spaces (evening).