About me

In these extraordinary and uncertain times it is important to stay connected and to talk - I am now back working face to face also offering online and phone sessions to support and help clients. I am currently offering lower fees for keyworkers.

Do you sometimes struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, sadness, depression, stress or a lack of confidence? Does it sometimes feel like other people are more sorted than you are?  Do you keep repeating the same old patterns? Just want it to stop? Together we can look at where these patterns began by exploring your past experiences and relationships in a safe, non-judgemental environment. It might be that you have a serious problem that you need help with right now .... using time-focussed therapy, tailored to your needs, we can work through that problem and come up with tools and strategies that can help you to find a solution.

I am passionate about personal development, particularly in the awareness and understanding of the relationship between past trauma, repressed emotion, anxiety and depression. I am curious about the mind/body connection as part of my approach and will share that curiosity with you. I can support you in either short-term or long-term therapy to navigate and explore any difficulties you may be facing.

You've taken a big step by even thinking about getting help - I know how difficult just doing that can be. The next step is to make contact and talk through with me how we can work together. I understand that change can be daunting yet something may need to change - I can support and guide you as you negotiate the obstacles that may be causing problems or holding you back.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (Chichester University)
  • Certificate in Time-Focussed Therapy
  • Trauma Training
  • Bodywork

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



Panic attacks


Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

An initial appointment is £25, and £45 for following sessions

Concessions are available for keyworkers and people on low income - please ask during our initial call


I am currently working face to face, online & by phone and have various appointments available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 6pm

Further information

I can currently offer some concessions to key workers as I am working online and by phone.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I adhere to their ethical framework, receive regular supervision and enhance my learning and skills by attending workshops as part of my continuous professional development.

Avanti Therapy
67 Chichester Enterprise Centre
Terminus Road
PO19 8TX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

There is plenty of parking and a lift to my room


Lynn Crescens Smith

Lynn Crescens Smith