Helen Martin-Smith

Helen Martin-Smith

Radstock
Somerset
BA3

07866 107856 / 07866107856

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Radstock
Somerset
BA3

07866 107856 / 07866107856

About me

Hi! My name is Helen Martin-Smith. I am a fully qualified counsellor working with people aged 16 to those in later life.

I offer one-to-one counselling in Midsomer Norton and Bristol. I am also able to offer counselling via Skype if it is difficult for you to leave the home or travel.

Sessions last for one hour and the amount you have is open ended. This gives you the freedom to explore your issues at a pace that feels comfortable for you. I would usually recommend you have six sessions to begin with which can be reviewed as we go along.

I offer a confidential, warm and welcoming space, where you can talk freely about your issues without judgement or criticism.

Through building a trusting relationship we will work together with the issues you bring and find understanding of the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that you are experiencing.

I feel it is important to work with a persons individuality, after all, we are all different and experiences things in different ways. Being an integrative counsellor means I can pull from different theoretical approaches in order to work in a way that will suit your needs.

Counselling will give you the opportunity to pause, breathe, reflect, and be heard. A rare opportunity in todays hectic and chaotic world, but one which can bring about great understanding and self-awareness, fresh perspective, greater understanding and a stronger sense of self.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work within the BACP Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

FdSc in counselling from the University of Gloucestershire.

I have broad experience of working with issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Abuse
  • Pregnancy problems
  • Stress
  • Bereavement
  • Life changes
  • Sexual identity
  • Low confidence/self esteem
  • Bullying
  • Being a carer
  • Work issues
  • Self harm
  • Emotional detachment
  • Anger

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

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Fees

An initial consultation costs £25. This session lasts one hour and gives you the opportunity to talk about why you have come to counselling, and what you hope to get from it. It also gives you the chance to meet me and see how you feel in the counselling setting.

Subsequent 1 hour sessions are £40.

Concessionary spaces are available. Please enquire about this and we can discuss the option.

Further information

My sessions are held in discreet locations in Midsomer Norton and Bristol ensuring your confidentiality and privacy.

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information, please get in touch via phone or email and I will respond as soon as possible to arrange an initial appointment. Feel free to leave an answerphone message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

The initial appointment is an opportunity for us to assess whether working together feels right, and whether the therapy would suit you.

Please feel very welcome to contact me, in confidence, with any queries.

Maps & Directions

Radstock, BA3

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Tuesdays - 9am-4pm, Wednesdays - 9am-6pm, Thursday - 9am - 8pm.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults