Lea Smith - MBACP, Acc. NCS
I am an experienced counsellor, working with both individuals and couples.
My counselling work is integrative and I bring a mainly humanistic approach to my clients needs.
My couples therapy brings my extensive Relate training to my practice and is enhanced by my humanistic and systemic base.
I offer a safe confidential counselling service in the heart of Marsden, where clients can relax and feel supported in their therapeutic process. Many people begin counselling when they meet problems and issues in their lives that are difficult to navigate on their own. Some may wish to change something in their life, develop better self-awareness or improve their confidence. I believe that Counselling should be a safe space which allows a person or couple to explore thoughts and feelings in more depth and to face the difficult emotions and experiences that life can bring.
Couples counselling offers a safe and confidential space where, together with the support of a Counsellor you can explore any issues that are currently affecting your relationship. Many couples begin counselling when there is a significant event in their life or when they become unsatisfied with each other. It could be a breakdown in communication or trust between you or an increase in arguments or conflict that brings to seek the support of a Counsellor to discuss the issues in a calm, supportive environment and to work on better communication.
As a supervisor of counsellors, I work with counsellors to support their practice and development ensuring safe ethical counselling for clients. I work with students and graduates across a range of Humanistic modalities, including Person Centred, Systemic, Integrative and Psychodynamic.
I have recently worked as a counsellor and supervisor at Guernsey Bereavement Service and I continued to provide supervision for the service online and with regular visits, supporting the students through their training to level 5.
I currently work for a relationship counselling charity based in Huddersfield.
I am also currently working in private practice in Marsden near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.
I have had 25 years experience as a complementary therapist and I also trained as a midwife 15 years ago. I believe my experience of working with people, their health and their emotional needs brings a well rounded approach to my counselling work.
Training, qualifications & experience
2016 - Diploma in relationship counselling Level 5 CPCAB
2015 - Advanced diploma in counselling supervision Level 7 NCS Accredited
2013 - Diploma in counselling Level 5 NCS Accredited
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Individual counselling: £50 per 50 minute session
- Couples counselling: £80 per 50 minute session with extended sessions available for relationship/couples therapy. First couples session will be 1 hour and 45 minutes at £120
- Supervision of fellow professionals: £50 per hour
- Online individual counselling: £50 per 50 minute session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days 9:00am to 3:30pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I bring a wealth of experience to my supervision practice, I am currently working with a charity in Guernsey supervising the counsellors and trainee counsellors.