Heather Smith MBACP(Reg)
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 (at not cost to you), to experience what online counselling is like, to share your story with me, and to learn more about how I work.
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
- Transactional Analysis
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- 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
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
Individuals - £40 per session
Couples - £60 per session
Menopause counselling - reduced rates available to assist with current research
No-obligation 30 minute consultation - free of charge