About me

My name is Rue, I am a very compassionate person with a strong desire to help people along their journey to becoming the best versions of themselves. I am a qualified & experienced integrative counsellor and adhere to the BACP ethical framework, I work primarily with a person-centred approach to counselling which means I can offer a non-judgmental approach whilst drawing from other models such as Transactional analysis (TA) & cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I am a co-owner of one of Bristol’s most highly respected affordable counselling organisations where I have gained experience working with Adults, relationships, young people and children.

After receiving therapy myself I could see first hand how much it can truly help a person to gain a healthier & happier perspective and to understand themselves and their behaviour better. As your counsellor, I am there to see your struggles from your point of view and provide a safe, non-judgmental space which will enable you to feel at ease and accepted. This will allow you to explore and utilise your own strengths and personal identity.

Working together, I can aim to help you reach goals you set out for yourself, help to Recognise any unhealthy behaviours and aim to guide you to becoming the best version of yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience


• Level 2 listening skills

• Level 5 Therapeutic Counselling

Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Individual Member

Training: Place2be safeguarding training - 2015

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.


Additional information

Individual counselling (Adults): £25 initial session £50 thereafter

Individual counselling (Children & young people): £25 initial session £50 thereafter

Couples Counselling: £40 initial session £60 thereafter.


Mon & Tue: 9am-2pm

Wed & Thur: 3pm-8pm

The Old Rectory
High Street
Iron Acton
BS37 9UQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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.


Rue Smith

Rue Smith