Nora Smyth

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Belfast, BT5 5DY
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About me

Hi there. Thanks for visiting my profile. I am an an integrated counsellor and work with adults, children, and young people. I have over ten years experience working with children and families in school-based counselling and in private practice. 

My hope is to provide clients with a safe space to explore their issues and provide families the support and understanding they need to overcome difficulties.

I am passionate about ensuring my clients get the best from their sessions and with CYP this always includes supporting and advising parents of strategies and interventions that will help support their child or young person at home and in school.

I have had great success working with clients to help with emotional regulation and feel this is a strength in my therapeutic practice.

I am qualified and experienced with working within adoption to support young people moving into or within their new families and also support adoptive parents transitioning into their new roles.

Training, qualifications & experience

 I have worked as a project manager for Place2be, a UK wide organisation that specialises in working therapeutically with children and young people. I have worked for other organisations that deliver school counselling to children and young people such as The Spark, Glasgow and Jigsaw and UHub, N.Ireland.

Through these organisations  and in my private practice,  I have worked a lot with families who are struggling for various reasons. Helping parents individually and also working with  parent(s) and child together.

I am experienced in 1-1 therapy and group work, delivering face to face and online. I am trained in psychodynamic and person centred therapy and also in non-directive play therapy.

Diploma in Counselling for Children and Young, Simpson    House, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh. (BACP CERTIFIED)

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Strathclyde,  Glasgow. (BACP AND COSCA CERTIFIED) 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £45/ session 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Source Wellbeing Centre, 330 Beersbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 5DY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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