About me

I have worked as a therapist for the past 26 years and I am passionate about the way in which therapy can make a difference. Through my experience of working within mental health services, staff support services and private practice I am aware that therapy can provide the tools and skills to develop a greater understanding of ourselves and our life experience and help us look at what we need.

I can offer a safe and non judgemental space in which to explore your thoughts and feelings and an opportunity to think together about you and your needs.Through counselling I can help you look at changes you may wish to make in your life or help you perhaps come to terms with things that cannot be changed.

My approach is integrative, drawing on the thinking that underpins both psychodynamic and person centred counselling practice. I specialise in areas of depression, anxiety, loss, relationship and sexuality issues. I also work with individuals whose spirituality/faith is an important part of their lives

I can offer sessions during the week in the day and Saturdays

Training, qualifications & experience

M(Ed) in Counselling 1998
Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists UKRCP

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.

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.


Additional information


St Johns Counselling And Therapy Centre
9 Kidderminster Road
B61 7JJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision for qualified counsellors and counselling trainees.

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Sian Smith

Sian Smith