Maggie Smith

Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0HZ
07936 395029 07936 395029
Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0HZ

About me

Hello, welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Maggie and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor with experience of working in GP surgeries, NHS and IAPT (Improving Access to psychological Therapies) and private and voluntary sectors. I also work with couples. I offer supervision to other counsellors and counsellors in training.

I use an integrative approach in my practice and use different models and techniques to suit the individual. Seeking therapy is a brave step and it takes a lot of courage to begin the journey of self-awareness. I aim to provide a safe, warm, empathic and confidential service to all my clients to support you through the difficult times. I can also help you to learn effective techniques as recommended by NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) to manage day to day stress, anxiety and depression.

I offer long term and short term therapy with a special interest in personal development work.

Alongside my private work, I offer stress management services and psychological well-being sessions for stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems, bereavement and loss, confidence and self-esteem, anger and communication.

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Clients I work with:

Adults, Couples, Young people, Older Adults, EAP, Groups, Organisation

How I deliver therapy:

Long-term face-to-face work, short-term face-to-face work, telephone assessments and sessions, time-limited

Training, qualifications & experience


Qualifications:

  • PG Dip in Psychological Wellbeing Interventions
  • Certificate in Clinical Supervision
  • Diploma in Counselling in Person-Centred and Gestalt approaches
  • Bereavement Counselling training
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

Training:

  • STORM Skills (RISK) Training
  • Essential Supervision Skills
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapy for Older people
  • An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • Raising awareness of Longterm Conditions
  • CBT for Insomnia
  • IAPT 3hour Diagnosis Training
  • An Overview of Antidepressant Anxiolytic and Hypnotic medications
  • An overview of Antipsychotic and Mood Stabilisong Medication
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Identifying Problem drinkers and Providing Brief Advice Training
  • Child Protection

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

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40 initial assessment

£40 individual sessions

£50 couples sessions

£50 supervision

Morning, daytime and early evening appointments available.

Saturday appointments available 9a.m - 4p.m

Further information

My private office is located just off the High Street in Knowle, Solihull. It is easily accessible from M42 motorway network, approximately 8 minutes from junction 5 (Solihull).

6 Milverton Villas
Wilsons Road
Knowle
Solihull
West Midlands
B93 0HZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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 Unspecified

Availability

I offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith