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Think Smart Counselling Service

About me

I am a strong believer that there will always be a reason why you meet people, either you need them to change your life or you're the one to change theirs.

I offer you a safe place to process, grow and learn about how you can help yourself. This being in a confidential and safe environment. As an Integrative Counsellor my aim is to tailor your sessions to your needs. If your problems are making your life feel overwhelmed, together we can work in a way that will allow for positive change and growth. 

I am an Integrative Counsellor with a passion to help people with their Mental Health. I am qualified to a degree level. I use three main therapeutic approaches which are: (Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic).

I adhere to the BACP ethical framework and ensure that I am ethical within my work through having regular supervision. I also engage in continued personal development. 

I have experience in working online and over the telephone as well as in person, this has been something that has become very popular over time.  

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Registered Member
  • BA Hons Integrative Counselling Theory and Practice.
  • Safeguarding adults and children

I have experience working within an NHS Psychological Service, mainly working with people experiencing mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and eating disorders.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session for online, telephone and face to face.

I offer a free 15min telephone consultation, where we can then explore together if I can be of help to you going forward on your journey. You are welcome to call me for an informal chat and to ask any questions that you may have.

To get the best out of counselling, you need to feel comfortable with your therapist, so before making a decision. I am more than happy to talk to you on the phone to see if you feel we would be able to work together. After all, counselling is an investment in you and you deserve to choose someone that suits you...there is no obligation or pressure to book an appointment.

When I work

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Romford, Essex, RM6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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