Silvia M Smet MA DIP.PR Core Process Psychotherapist
Welcome! I hold a Master Degree in Mindfulness Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP) and offer a safe, confidential and compassionate space in which we can explore the difficulties you wish to bring. I have a relational and collaborative approach to creating the space for you to explore and find your sense of Self . I work skilfully with the ancient Art of Mindfulness, integrating modern approaches, allowing us to cultivate our self-awareness. Through being with, and acknowledging, that what is difficult and challenging for us, the roots of our experiences are allowed to arise and unfold.
With time we will be able to transform our sense of Self and step anew into relation with others, and reconnect with our community and the World. I view all our life experiences, the good and the bad, as stepping stones on our path towards Self-realisation.
CPP is an unique blend of Eastern and Western psychology, which I enrich with 20 years experience in Counselling.
I am happy to work short, long or open term depending on what difficulties you wish to bring and explore. Sometimes we are not sure what troubles us, but its more a feeling of something is 'not right', or 'missing'.
Sometimes it is the sense that 'history is repeating itself', or we find ourselves 'going around in circles'.
To give you some idea, I have helped clients with difficulties around:
- Difficulties in coming to terms with life's changes
- Coping with chronic pain, and/or CFS
- inter-generational trauma
- Isolation and loneliness
- Lack of well being
- Long term illness and disability
- Loss, grief and bereavement
- Roots of deep trauma
- Sense of feeling 'lost' and not 'belonging'
- Spiritual emergence/awakening
- Unresolved childhood issues
The initial consultation is free, and is to talk about what you are hoping for from psychotherapy and to ask me any questions you may have
For arranging an initial free session please get in touch via email or telephone.
After the initial meeting you can reflect on whether you wish to work with me and start psychotherapy. Should you wish to go ahead with the psychotherapy, then the follow on session will be a double therapy session to allow us time to complete a more detailed assessment. At that time we can also arrange the regular time and date of our weekly sessions.
For more details please visit my website.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy (CPP), from Karuna Institute.
I bring 20 years experience in spiritual and pastoral counselling to the therapy, and have lived and worked all over England. One of my passions has been to provide spiritual counselling in a palliative care setting, and I have worked with patients for the Nottinghamshire Hospice. Currently, I work with carers for the Carers Federation in addition to holding a private practice.
I adhere to the UKCP and the BACP Code of Ethics.
MBACP registered number 324836.
UKCP accredited 2011163818.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Recovery from Cults: the trauma of Psychological and Spiritual Abuse
Initial consultation FREE.
Fee per session £50, concession £40 for students and those on a low income who would otherwise not be able to access the therapy.
Sessions last for a therapy hour of 50 minutes.
Core Process Psychotherapy is a indepth, holistic therapy that orients around our Intrinsic Health and offers aspects of:
Both Therapy Centres offer good bus connections as well as ample car parking and disability access.
My therapy room is situated on the ground floor for easy wheelchair access.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Dutch, German|
Mondays to Fridays last session starts at 7pm. Saturday mornings 10-1pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|