Sally Elizabeth Smallman
Welcome! You have taken that first difficult step...to seek therapeutic support... I am an 'Integrative' therapist for a wide range of life and emotional concerns (see below). I am also a trained couples/relationship therapist. I have 16 years experience. I am also a Hypnotherapy practitioner if a client chooses to (and it is appropriate to) work in this way.
I offer an initial free of charge and obligation 30 minute consultation to help you in your therapist search. At that appointment you can tell me a little more about your situation and ask me any questions that will help you make your decision.
You Are Not Alone:
There are points in our lives when we all have personal pain, difficulties or challenging life situations. At these times, it can feel as though we are in a lonely and desperate place. Whilst we are immersed in our worries, it can be impossible to see that not only do we have our own power to overcome our problems, we can actually also learn and grow from these experiences.
My clients and couples come from all walks of life and although there are common themes in terms of their problems, each client’s/couple's story is completely unique. Please refer to my web site for further details but the key areas of emotional difficulty that I work with are:
Couples and Individuals,
Relationship issues and Marriage,
Bereavement and Loss,
Anxiety and Stress,
Confidence and Esteem,
Emotional pain from the past or present,
Life crisis / decisions / 'stuck',
Personal or spiritual development,
Low mood and unhappiness,
Hypnotherapy for individuals.
No matter how big or small your problems may be, you are not alone; there are others who feel or have felt as you do and with the right support and guidance you CAN work to overcome your difficulties, transform your situation and better enrich your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip. Integrative Counselling (+ Cert Counselling Skills)
- Dip. Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy
- PQ Dip. Couples Counselling & Psychotherapy
- MBACP, BACP Accredited Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
- Senior QHP, GHR (General Hypnotherapy Register) reg. no. 1890,
- Accredited by the National Register for Hypnotherapy
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person or online session
Couples - £65 for 75 mins
Individuals - £45 - 1 hour
Individuals - £55 - 90 minutes
Young people: between 13 and 18 - £28 per hour
Young adults: between 19 and 25 - £38 per hour
Concessions for those on low income/benefits. To be agreed on an individual basis.
Monday to Friday - 9am-8pm - (Temporarily unavailable on a Wednesday)