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About me

Making the decision to seek professional help can feel daunting, but ultimately, I believe it is a courageous act.  We all experience times when we feel afraid, anxious and vulnerable.  Intense feelings of shame, anger, guilt and struggles with addictive substances or behaviours should not be things we have to manage alone. Change and loss are inevitable and part of what it means to be a human being. I specialise in helping people transition through challenging life stages or situations. Relationship difficulties, eating disorders, loss, the menopause and bereavement are all areas I am experienced in working with.

I offer online and 'face to face' therapy sessions with individuals and couples.

Whatever you feel you are struggling with I will listen compassionately to your story so that you feel heard and understood. I offer you a calm yet robust presence that allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings safely.  Many of our problems may be rooted in how we relate to ourselves and other people.  Often when we feel 'stuck' anxious or depressed we are limiting ourselves in some way, 'beating up on ourselves' or not treating ourselves with the loving kindness we deserve.  As a therapist I can help you look at yourself and your dilemmas from different angles, which can feel both a relief and very liberating.  I offer you a collaborative relationship in which we explore whatever is troubling you, find solutions to your difficulties and illuminate what it is your soul longs for.

What brings one to therapy?

We can decide to seek therapy for many reasons.  Often we have known for sometime that a certain area of our lives is not working or that something that happened to us in the past is perhaps holding us back.  However we put off seeking help feeling we should be able to work things out alone and remain 'stuck' in self-defeating behaviours or in jobs or relationships that are ultimately unfulfilling.

Relationship anxiety is something I help many of my clients with.  It may be connected to a past or present trauma, a lack of confidence in yourself and your abilities or overwhelm due to difficult circumstances or life changing transitions such as illness, loss, bereavement or divorce. 
Other typical areas I work with in my practice include depression, work related stress/burn-out and bullying.

As a couples counsellor I also see couples who are unhappy and have resorted to blaming each other for their distress.  My role then is to facilitate insight and understanding by holding 'a safe place' for the couple to speak honestly and openly about their fears and or vulnerabilities.  Very often this helps create a positive shift in how the couple communicate with each other, helping to renew their appreciation, erotic connection and love for the other.  At other times the therapy may facilitate a separation or moving on and then the couples work becomes a process of saying goodbye and grieving the loss of the relationship.

How I work

I work with you as an individual which means that my approach will be guided by your personality, your needs and what brings you to therapy.  As an integrative transpersonal therapist I am interested in helping you discover more about your 'gifts' and uniqueness and, if this is an area that appeals to you, I can help you gain greater access to your intuition and creativity through the exploration of dreams, visualisations, breath and body work.

What to expect when we first meet

Initially I will have a conversation with you on the phone and take some basic details about you.  We will then arrange to meet and during the first session I will endeavour to get a sense of you and how I may be able to help you.  This is also an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable with me and ask any questions you may have about my training or orientation.  I offer both short term and long term therapy.  Short term therapy is beneficial if you want to focus on a  specific problem in your life or you have recently experienced a traumatic life event such as a bereavement, illness, divorce or job loss.  Longer term therapy may be better suited to you if you feel that you are struggling with more 'deep seated' emotional issues from your past.

Ultimately however we work creatively together to provide meaningful solutions to what you are struggling with in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A (Hons)
Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy from the CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education)
Certificate in couples training from Revision 2006/7
Nutritionist Dip (ION)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight loss

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

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£65 for individuals and £95 for couples.

Sessions are 60 minutes for individuals and 75 minutes for couples and are normally arranged at an agreed set time and day each week.

I have some reduced fee spaces for people on low incomes available by negotiation.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors


Monday - Saturday day time. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings.

Willesden Lane

Key details

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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.

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Sally Turberville Smith MBACP,UKCP Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor

Sally Turberville Smith MBACP,UKCP Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor