Helen Lewis-Smith Cert Couns, PGDip Couns, MBACP (717728)
I combine warmth with challenge and strive to create a trusting therapeutic relationship where open dialogue feels possible and where, through collaboration, you feel empowered to navigate change so that you can live more fully.
I am a therapeutic Counsellor with over 25 years of experience working therapeutically with individuals, groups and families in Statutory and non-statutory organisations. I draw upon Cognitive-Behavioural, Person Centred, Modern Psychodynamic and Existential models which I use to tailor a unique conceptualisation and treatment plan for each person according to the changes you wish to make.
I am a member of the British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP). This is the professional association of the Counselling profession and means that I am regulated by the BACP and work within its ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy -level 7
- Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy - level 6
- Higher National Certificate in Community Care and Management - level 6
- Mindfulness Training
- Mediation and Conflict Resolution
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
£45.00 an hour