Mary Anne Smith - MNCS Accred
I adopt an integrative person-centred approach, drawing upon elements of an eclectic mix of different models, where appropriate, including:
- Psychodynamic theory
- Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT)
- Transactional Analysis
- Visualisation & Mindfulness etc.
I offer both short or longer term therapy for issues such as:
Stress, Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Low Self-esteem, Loss & bereavement, relationship problems (not Couples) etc.
My main focus is your overall wellbeing & to help you to lead a more fulfilling life during & after therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chrysalis Not for profit Ltd. Accredited Professional Therapy Training endorsed by the Professional Standards Authority:
August 2018 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC).
I am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) - Membership No. NCS-15-02326, working under the NCS Code of Ethics which is available to view online. My professional membership means that I work within the NCS ethical framework & guidelines to ensure your safety & overall wellbeing at all times. This includes regular monthly supervision & ongoing personal & professional development on my part, offering you the most up-to-date service.
Feb 2017 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory Level 4 (Dip CST).
I also qualified as a Hypnotherapist (MHS) - Membership No. HYP14-01163. Registered with the National Hypnotherapy Society in 2015, following a fulfilling career as a Pharmacist. I feel that my long commitment in this caring professional role has contributed towards developing a deeper level of empathy in relation to a wide range of medical conditions. This ultimately means that I can wholeheartedly support you on your therapeutic journey.
I also currently work as a part-time volunteer counsellor for Knowle West Health Association, a Counselling Charity in Bristol which offers free open-ended counselling.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
£40 per session (1 hour). Limited number of sessions available at £35. Payment accepted as cash, cheque or Bank transfer, in advance of each session. Special terms available on enquiry.
After essential contact details are taken by phone, we arrange to meet for an initial face-to-face session for one hour, providing you with opportunity to ask questions & address any reservations you may have about the type of therapy available. I also assess whether or not, the issue(s) you want to address are something I feel qualified to take forward to be able to offer the best quality of service. If not, I can assist with referral to a different therapist to more appropriately support you.
The decision to go ahead is purely your choice at this stage. If you decide that this is for you & we both feel that we can work together then we set up a counselling contract & a therapeutic plan aimed at meeting your goal.
How many times have you told yourself "I wish I didn't feel like this" , "anxious all the time".. "no confidence in anything I do"! "I need to change because life isn't worth living like this..."
Explore the wider picture to help you to live a more contented life in a one-to-one confidential & non-judgemental environment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
Access to consulting room by single flight of stairs. Free short-stay parking (2-3 hours) or street parking available within a few minutes walking distance.
Currently, hourly sessions available on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am to 6pm.
Types of client