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About me

I work with those who are facing difficult relational dilemmas with significant people in their lives either personally or professionally. This includes those who suffer as a result of living with an addict and/or alcoholic family member.

These dilemmas can feel overwhelmingly daunting and be the source of enormous stress and anxiety. It is easy to lose a sense of ourselves and the positive sense of self-esteem that we once had. We can feel trapped and as if life is something to survive rather than enjoy.

I offer a peaceful and confidential space for you to explore your dilemmas, to be positive and accepting of yourself and to find self-compassion for the suffering you’ve experienced. This is a space within which you can reconnect to a sense of inner choice and create your own path to happiness and peace whilst respecting the choices of others who matter to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a post graduate diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London.

I am a member of UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and work to the UKCP code of ethics.

I am also a member of the Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners (APP).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Codependence

Fees

I offer the first session free of charge; its an opportunity to find out if we feel we can work together.

Thereafter, I charge £50 per hour. Each session is typically one hour long.

I may be able to offer concession fees for those on low incomes.

You can bring your therapy to an end at any time, but I ask that you give at least one week's notice so that we can bring the work and our therapeutic relationship to a respectful end.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Appletree Cottage
Sheepcote Green
Clavering
Saffron Walden
Essex
CB11 4SJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I am able to offer sessions Monday to Thursday starting from 08:30 to 18:00.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Judy Wilson-Smith

Judy Wilson-Smith