Nigel Wallace-Smith Online Counsellor UKCP Reg, COSRT Snr Accred.
If you would like to contact me for a session, please call or text me on: 07786940974 or if you would prefer to use a landline, please call: 01202 738052 or click here to send me an email. Due to the COVID pandemic, I am currently offering sessions via online video only.
I am an experienced Psychotherapist, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I offer short and long term Counselling and I also offer crisis intervention work.
I have 30 years experience Psychotherapy Counselling Training at the Travistock Institute, Belsize Park London NW3 and the Whittington Psychosexual Clinic. I also have 15 years Dorset Police Psychotherapist and 18 years experience at Bournemouth University as a Counsellor. Over the years I have qualified in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychosexual Psychotherapy, PTSD, addiction, depression and anxiety. My approach is person centred therapy, every individual is different and requires individual treatment.
- relationship and couple counselling
- relationship issues
- generalised anxiety
- anger management
- bereavement and loss
- addiction including internet issues
- psychosexual Issues
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling. Middlesex Hospital
- Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling Regents College London NW1
- Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Psychosexual Psychotherapy. University of The South Bank London.
I have worked in:
- NHS Psychosexual Therapy Clinics In The Whittingdon Hospital and in Dorset. Self referrals, GPs and Psychology services
- The Tavistock Institute Hampstead NW3 working with families and individuals
- Private practice
- University staff therapist in North London and 17 years in Dorset
- Dorset Police Staff Counsellor
In London I also worked in Crisis Intervention teams.
This has given me a wide range of experience and expertise in helping treat psychological problems and difficulties caused by life events.
Registered / Accredited
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College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Marriage and relationship communication and listening skills
My fees are £70 - £80 per individual depending on treatment programme and circumstances and £80 - £100 per couple.
Sessions last 50 minutes. There are 2 evening clinics available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for clients who have work commitments and 3 week day clinics AM and PM.
I am able to offer psychological therapy for the following at the consulting rooms at 2 Clarendon Road. The clinic is multidisciplinary and has separate entrances and exits.
I am also trained in short term focused therapeutic work.