Karin Smith MSc. Psychodynamic Counselling. MBACP/BPC
Hello there. I am an experienced Counsellor registered with the BACP and BPC. I have an established private practice in Caversham where I see clients with a wide range of issues including difficulties with relationships, work problems, loss, bereavement and past experiences affecting their lives today.
What brings you to this website today?
There are many reasons someone may find themselves on this site. Perhaps it's because life feels an overwhelming struggle, maybe you are tired of familiar patterns repeating themselves in your life, or there is one problem that you feel you cannot resolve, perhaps it's something else? Whatever brought you here you have taken an important step forward.
How can counselling help?
Counselling is an opportunity to talk to someone in confidence about the difficulties you are facing now. It is a regular time and space set aside each week for you to be heard in a non judgmental way. Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed and don’t really understanding why, or whether you know why you feel the way you do, by working together with your counsellor it may be possible to really understand these feelings, perhaps for the first time.This can lead to the change you've been looking for.
An Initial meeting:
We would agree to meet to talk about what has led you to seek counselling at this time. To think about the difficulties and problems you are facing in your life in a safe, non judgmental and confidential space. We can then think through whether counselling would be helpful at this time and how that would be agreed by us.
I would like to hear from you. If you want to contact me then please leave a message on my phone, 07901 940183 and I will reply usually within 24 hours. If you prefer you can email me via the link above.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. Birkbeck
Introduction to Psychodynamic Counselling. Reading University
I also work for a charity counselling individuals and families with life limiting conditions. I have experience of working in organisations with people who have suffered abuse and within family support services. I have many years experience of working in commercial environments and healthcare settings.
I offer clients longer term open ended work and also shorter term work around a specific issue.
I provide supervision to an organisation supporting student placement and to qualified counsellors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|