Jude Smit MA, HCPC
114 High Street
Each person’s lived experience is unique and I provide a safe, confidential space where we can develop a shared understanding of your experiences, enabling you to make sense of your feelings and the difficulties and challenges in your life.
I have experience of working short and long-term in the public, private and voluntary sectors with a range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, loss, family and relationship issues, emotional, physical and sexual abuse and bipolar disorder. As an Integrative Psychotherapist I am able to use a range of theories and techniques, according to your personality and what you bring to therapy. I will work with you in an authentic, empathic and non-judgemental way.
It can be difficult to talk about our experiences and the challenges we face in life. In sessions, if you choose to, we are also able to use the arts for exploration. 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. No artistic skills are required.
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 individuals from different cultures, genders, sexual orientations and ages.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters Degree with Distinction in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy and I am a member of the HCPC and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I also have qualifications in assessment, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I have experience of working 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.
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.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|