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Heather Smith MBACP(Reg)

Warrington, Cheshire, WA5
01925939818 01925939818

About me

During the COVID-19 restrictions, and to protect the safety of my clients, I am currently conducting online sessions and Walk & Talk counselling, rather than face to face work indoors. Contact me to book a no-obligation 30 minute consultation to experience what online counselling feels like, to tell me some of your story and learn more about how I work and to see if we are a good fit.

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor based in Warrington who specialises in working with women who are perhaps struggling with confidence, anxiety, lost identity and the emotional and physical aspects of menopause. I use a blended approach where I will give you the space to talk and share your experience, alongside working together to equip you with the tools and strategies to help you manage day-to-day. Using Psychodynamic therapy, coupled with CBT, we will work to understand how the past may be influencing your present situation and take on those negative thoughts that intrude on our daily life.


That might mean taking care of old beliefs that stem from childhood and looking at them with your fresh adult eyes; relabelling automatic beliefs you may be holding onto; and, ultimately unlocking the past to put some meaning and understanding into how it is affecting your present and ultimately your future.


Remember, this is your time and investment in yourself, so choosing the right therapist is vital.  I offer a free 30 minute consultation, which will give you the opportunity to learn more about how I work and what to expect from counselling with me, and hopefully put you at ease a little as you embark on your counselling journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

My approach is a blend of:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy (looking at how your experiences in the past might be affecting your present)
  • Transactional Analysis (looking at how you relate to others and focusing on relationships in your life)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (strategies and tools to equip you to tackle unhelpful thoughts and feelings that are happening in the here and now)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (gently easing us out of the past, letting go of what might happen in the future, and grounding us in the present moment)

Qualifications:

  • ABC Diploma in Theory & Practice of Psychodynamic Counselling (2009)
  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Practice (current study)
  • ABC Certificate in Person Centred Therapy (2007)
  • Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis

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

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Individuals - £40 per session

Couples - £55 per session

No-obligation 30 minute consultation -no charge

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Warrington
Cheshire
WA5

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

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Heather Smith MBACP(Reg)

Heather Smith MBACP(Reg)