Jude Smit MA, HCPC
114 High Street
My approach is authentic, empathic and non-judgemental. Together we can develop a shared understanding of your experiences, so that you can make sense of your feelings and the challenges in your life.
I am a qualified and registered psychotherapist / integrative arts psychotherapist experienced in working both short and long-term with a wide range of presenting issues, such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, bi-polar disorder, family and relationship problems. In addition to my private practice I work across the public, private and voluntary sectors and in research, within the field of mental heath.
I believe that each person’s lived experience is unique and my integrative training enables me to draw on a range of theories and techniques, according to your individual needs and what you bring to therapy. As it can be difficult to talk about our experiences and the challenges we face in life, if you choose to we are also able to use the arts for exploration - this does not require any artistic skill. Working with the arts, dreams and metaphor can provide deeper insight, especially when it is hard to find the words for challenging feelings and material.
Whether or not you have had therapy before, meeting a new therapist can feel daunting and it is important that the therapist you choose is right for you. The first meeting is an assessment, where we can discuss your focus for therapy, you can ask questions and decide whether you will feel comfortable working with me.
I am committed to working inclusively and have worked with many cultures, genders, sexual orientations and ages.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree with distinction in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy. I am a registered member of the heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT).
I have received specific training in working with trauma and can offer the CATT trauma protocol and trauma-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also have qualifications in assessment, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I have worked with adults and adolescents in a range of settings, including two large NHS trusts in London on adult inpatient and forensic wards and in Further Education, as well as in NHS research. I am committed to research and am currently involved with various projects in the field of mental health.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
£55 for a 50 minute session.
The organisation where I have private practice rooms is easily accessible from a wide-range of surrounding areas, with good local transport links and there is free parking available in side roads.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday and Thursday evening appointments. I also have some early morning appointments (7 or 7.30am) available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|