About me

I feel that it is a privilege to work closely with clients in this very human interaction called therapeutic counselling and I am happy working either online or face to face in person. I offer a safe and supportive opportunity for you to process your experience.

What makes this moment the time for you to seek counselling? You probably feel some fundamental need for a change in your life, but such a shift needs to be worked out carefully and you may hardly know where to begin.

My intention is for my clients to find ways of managing their lives more effectively and happily and above all to attend to their own well being. Often this is a process of learning to become more embodied, with an awareness of the felt sense of experience, so that life is lived more fully in the present rather than ruminating endlessly on the past or getting anxious about the future. In the West, we spend so much time in our heads, and this can feel like a hamster wheel that leads nowhere. I like to help my clients look at their self sabotaging patterns and make meaning of their journey, to bring insight and feel a greater sense of aliveness and joy. Sometimes this is a process of learning how to establish safe boundaries in dealing with others and finding new ways of being. It may be that it is time for you to give yourself some compassionate attention. I look forward to giving you the time and space you need to come into a reflective understanding and acceptance of yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma (level 4) in Counselling and therapeutic studies


Connect counselling Wells Somerset

New Dawn counselling agency Weston super Mare

Member organisations


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.

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£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Unemployed

Additional information

50% Discount for frontline workers and teachers.

£40 waged


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

By negotiation.

Further information

1st session/interview/contracting free. (text or email to arrange time and date)

Sessions 50mins. Payment at least 24hrs in advance via BACs or in Cash on arrival. Sessions can be conducted in person or by phone or online via zoom.

Off road Parking available.

17 Ashwell Lane

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Hilary Heriz-Smith

Hilary Heriz-Smith