Hilary Smith PgDip Counselling, Registered MBACP(Accred), BA, PGCE
My counselling practice provides a comfortable, private space based in the south side of Glasgow. It is conveniently situated for public transport and offers parking.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and supervisor, registered with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and have experience of working with many different people.
I offer a safe, supportive, confidential space in which you can speak freely and explore what is happening for you without being judged. My aim is that within the counselling relationship you will experience empathy, openness and acceptance, helping you to discover the strengths and inner resources you need to manage life's difficulties and challenges.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Strathclyde
Certificate in Supervision with CSTD - Centre for Supervision & Team Development, London
CBCS Specialist Training in Bereavement and Loss (Cruse Bereavement)
Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy Level 1 - University of Strathclyde
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - University of Strathclyde
Training in Essential Elements for Counselling Young People - University of Strathclyde
Continued Professional Development - regularly attend training, workshops and events
Qualified Yoga Teacher
Registered Member of BACP ( British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
Registered Member of GTC (The General Teaching Council for Scotland)
Registered under the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme (Protection of Vulnerable Groups)
I have a wide range of experience working in a variety of locations including Medical Centres and GP Practices, Holistic Health Centre, EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) and as a volunteer counsellor with Cruse Bereavement and Crisis.
In addition to counselling in a variety of settings, I have spent 6 years working in hospices with families, children and young people, carers and patients.
My current work is with a charitable counselling organisation which supports survivors of sexual abuse and rape, as well as running my own private counselling practice.
Prior to working as a counsellor, I taught in Primary and Montessori schools in the UK and internationally and trained staff in the Montessori method.
As a yoga teacher, I am interested in how various aspects of yoga can have beneficial effects upon the mind, body and breath and am currently embarking upon further study focusing on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individual counselling session: Standard fee for one hour £40 (concessionary rates negotiable).
Supervision session: Fee for one hour £40
Couple session: £50
I offer a free initial telephone consultation which lasts around 15 minutes.
I work from my private practice in Newton Mearns and can offer appointments during the day or in the evening.
My home is located near local bus routes (service numbers 4 & 38) and 1.5 miles from Whitecraigs train station.
Parking is available in the driveway.
Sessions are also available by telephone or via Skype.