Dr Lelanie Smook CPsychol
I recognise it can often be a difficult decision starting therapy. Please read about my experience to check if I could be the right therapist to support you. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Face to face sessions, Skype and telephone sessions could be arranged. We can talk on the phone to clarify your current needs prior to arranging sessions. I can meet with you at one of two locations in either Solihull, or Harborne.
I am a Chartered Psychologist offering psychological support to individuals and couples. I hold extensive experience in supporting clients with the psychological impact of long term health conditions such as chronic pain, cardiac- or stroke related concerns as well as renal problems, cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome.
I also have much experience in supporting adults living with everyday psychological concerns including low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, panic, low motivation, bereavement, loss and fatigue.
I am also able to support individual survivors of abuse or trauma.
I am registered with the HCPC and the BPS.I would be more than happy to discuss your concerns via telephone, to ensure I am the best person to help with your concerns.
Training, qualifications & experience
- HCPC registration as a Practitioner Psychologist
- BPS registration as a Chartered Psychologist
- Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Wolverhampton University)
- Motivational interviewing (SDS)
- ACT for physical health conditions (Birmingham University CPD training)
- Gestalt in Action (Gestalt centre, London)
- Psychological management of stroke (BPS)
- Trauma focused CBT (training via Dr Heather Sequeira)
- Mindfulness Teacher training level 1 (via the Mindfulness Foundation)
- I currently work within a Clinical Health Psychology pain service based in the West Midlands.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am also able to support adults living with the psychological impact of living with long term health conditions including cancer, renal concerns, chronic pain, stroke, cardiac issues and long term neurological conditions.
Sessions are priced at £80.00.
Concessions are available for trainees.
Higher charges may apply for clients referred by other agencies, taking into consideration added administrative work this entails.
Clinical supervision and training for teams are also available. Psychological therapy available for trainee psychologists. Concessions for trainees requiring supervision.