Sally Smith (MSc,MA,BSC.Hons)Relationship Counsellor
I AM NOW OFFERING FACE TO FACE & ZOOM SESSIONS. I AM AWARE OF THE STRESS & ANXIETY INDIVIDUALS AND COUPLES ARE EXPERIENCING DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES. IF YOU REQUIRE SUPPORT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS YOUR INDIVIDUAL REQUIREMENTS.
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I am an experienced therapist working with Individuals, Couples, Families & Young People (10-18) who are interested in exploring/understanding their relationships and work with them to gain a view of their world from a different perspective. I work with all aspects of life & relationship issues in an open, empathic and non-judgemental way.
Whether you are experiencing relationship issues/ communication problems/ anxiety/ low mood/ panic attacks or have a Young Person struggling with their own difficulties. My aim is to provide you with a safe, supportive space where you can feel comfortable to talk openly about your life, troubles or worries you may have found previously difficult to share with others. I would like to work with you to discover news aspects about yourself and develop new skills to help you become your resilient self who can value your life experiences and reach your full potential.
Please feel free to look at my website or contact me directly to discuss your requirements and make arrangements for an appointment. Further sessions can be a time for you to focus upon your own needs and feelings. To create an opportunity to gain a better understanding of yourself, to gain new skills to use now and in your future. Counselling is a process whereby you are given the space to find the courage to begin to discuss and consider your feelings in a safe therapeutic environment. An important element of therapy involves me helping you to understand the causes of your problems and help you develop tools and strategies for you to use for change. I will support you on your journey to begin to understand and work towards healing and growth. We can work with goals you will create by reviewing and reflecting upon the progress and use opportunities in your sessions to gain a view of your world from a different perspective
How I work
I work with my clients as an Integrative Counsellor drawing upon Systemic Theories and Psychodynamic Theories, Attachment-based therapy that focuses upon the attachments people make in early life and how these experiences impact the kinds of relationships they form as they mature & develop. Alongside Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Theory and Mindfulness.
Ethics & confidentiality
I use a recognised ethical framework of the BACP & AFT with regards to maintaining confidentiality for all my clients. I have regular Criminal Record Checks as required. I hold all my data and protect all my clients appropriately. I receive regular Supervision as required by BACP guidelines both individual and group supervision. I attend regular Continuous Professional Development Days whereby I update my knowledge in accordance with BACP guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Relationship Therapy
- MSc in Psychology
- BscHons in Psychology
- Experienced Relate Counsellor
- Registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling
- Qualified Young Person Counsellor 10 - 18 yrs
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 for a 60 minute session for Individuals, Couples & Families
£50 for 50 minute session for Young People 10 -18yrs
DURING THIS PERIOD OF SOCIAL DISTANCING I AM ABLE TO OFFER ONLINE & PHONE SESSIONS
I work from home in a tranquil, quiet and private location.
I offer Monday - Friday daytime and evening appointments
Saturdays Morning appointments on request
I offer both short term and long term therapy for my clients, depending upon their requirements. During the first session we will work together to discuss the focus of the work and then we can plan your future sessions depending upon your availability.
Please feel free to contact me either by email or telephone to discuss any further questions you may have and availability for an initial appointment. Alternatively I encourage you to look at my website.
As a professionally trained counsellor I would work with you one to one to spend time upon your current issue. People consider counselling for all different reasons and it is important to realise counselling is not about giving advice. I work using an integrative framework and I adhere to a set of rules/ethics and confidentiality. As a relationship specialist we can work together consider if you can make connections between the past and how this may be impacting upon your present day situation. By questioning and talking together we can begin to help you focus upon your difficulties and work on developing new strategies/understanding for now and the future. My aim is to work with you and provide a safe space to gain a different perspective. Please feel free to contact me and discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Having both partners in the room can be incredibly beneficial and is a unique opportunity for a couple experiencing difficulties to have a session with a professionally trained couple counsellor to facilitate their session. Over time the aim would be to gain understanding and new skills to help the couple develop new ways to communicate their feelings both good and troubled to each other. Many couples come to counselling for all sorts of reasons from affairs, maybe situations whereby the individuals have been feeling like they are room mates or they love their partner but not in love with them. We can work together to search for connections that link the past to the present, explore beliefs/roles you may have in order to help you understand their impact upon your current relationship. Please be aware not all counsellors have been trained to work with couples and the intricacies of having two people in the room giving each space to speak and be heard. My training has been to work specifically with couples and all their presenting issues whether this is just a feeling that your relationship requires a 'couple MOT' or something more complex. Please contact me if your require further information and support.
I am a trained family therapist and have experience working with many family members across different ages and generations. It is important when families feel they are in a crisis for all members to feel safe and comfortable to talk openly about their feelings. The private space I have in my private practice is large enough to accommodate as many members as necessary. Family relationships are different from our friends and acquaintances and we can often find ourselves in conflict with particular family members and have no idea how to fix these relationships. The important role of the counsellor is to help increase each family members' ability to relate to each other. To help provide an opportunity for the family to speak openly about their feelings and express their thoughts and emotions in a safe supportive environment. My aim is to help each family member develop an understanding of others and find ways to move forward. Please contact me to seek further advice and support.
My aim is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with the Young Person so they feel comfortable to discuss their issues/problems they are facing. The space I have in my private practice is safe and tranquil to aid the process of counselling. I will work with the Young Person to help them gain understanding of their moods and emotions in order for them to begin to develop resilience and strategies to cope with every day life. Being more aware of yourself enables you to be more self accepting more sensitive to others. Young people face an number of issues that many of their parents have found difficult to understand. Self harm is a complex topic and many young people experience turning to this behaviour and I can work with them to help them develop more positive coping strategies and encourage the young person to express their feelings and thoughts in a safe environment. Many Young People are experiencing high levels of stress and it can be helpful to be with a counsellor to explain what stress is and how it affects you. Then work with the Young Person to consider alternative ways of developing and preventing symptoms of stress. Counselling can also offer an opportunity for Young People to find healthy ways to look after their body and mind. If you have a Young Person who needs support please contact me to have a confidential talk and we can discuss in more detail how we can work to support them.