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Louise Smith - Integrative Counsellor

Cobham KT11 & Leatherhead KT23
07500 142147 07500 142147

About me

Hello, and welcome to my profile. Making the decision to see a counsellor can take an immense amount of courage - to acknowledge that you may need some help in talking through and making sense of some of the feelings causing you pain can feel a big step to take. There may be events, or even moments, that leave you fighting for breath. Feelings of shame or failure that you cannot seem to shift, or a sense of dread and foreboding, making everyday life a struggle. Perhaps the death of a loved one, conflict with family or friends, or a significant life change such as divorce or redundancy has caused you to feel off balance. This is where counselling may help.

I offer a safe, warm and empathetic environment, where together we can explore your thoughts and feelings. I understand that everyone’s story is unique and I will work with you and adapt my approach to suit you and your individual needs. I hold the belief that we all have the potential for change and growth, but sometimes this needs to be nurtured.

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and I am currently offering online and telephone counselling. This is to ensure our physical safety, as well as to maintain a regular, consistent space for your therapy, minimising the need for breaks due to further lockdowns or needing to self-isolate.

There will come a time when working face-to-face will again be possible. I will continue to monitor this and act in accordance with government Covid-19 guidelines. We can discuss whether meeting face-to-face is right for you, or if you would prefer for your sessions to remain online/telephone. My office is in Downside, near Cobham in Surrey. It is a comfortable space, with off-road parking, and affords a great amount of privacy.

Please do get in touch so that we can arrange an initial telephone conversation.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B.A. (Hons) Counselling 1st Class, University of Greenwich
  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling, University of Greenwich
  • NCFE Counselling Skills, levels 1-3
  • Certified Online & Telephone Counsellor
  • Enhanced DBS Clearance
  • Counsellor at The Oasis Centre, Cobham
  • Counsellor at Sutton Counselling
  • Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£50 per 50 minute session.

Some concessions are available - please ask

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Leatherhead
Surrey
KT23

New Barn Farm
Bookham Road
Downside
Cobham
Surrey
KT11 3JS

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Private parking available.

Availability

Monday: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Tuesday: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Wednesday: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Thursday: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Friday: by arrangement

Saturday: by arrangement

Sunday: closed

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Louise Smith - Integrative Counsellor

Louise Smith - Integrative Counsellor