Smaranda Jim Registered MBACP

Smaranda Jim Registered MBACP

St. Barnabas House
Duncan Road

07469 613566

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About me

Most of us will feel the need for extra support during certain periods of our lives. Sometimes, the best form of support is counselling. Once you take that brave first step and pro-actively seek to find answers, solutions or just someone who listens carefully and without judgement, the journey begins. We would explore your challenges together and build up the skills and confidence that will enable you to lead a happier life, with less anxiety and increased confidence in dealing with relationship issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

As an integrative practitioner qualified in 2008, the focus of my work is on building a relationship and creating an individual therapy plan tailored to the person's needs. The aim is to work as a team, where I always invite and welcome feedback. Visual aids and creative expression often enhance the therapeutic process, so in the session there will be opportunities to draw, make stone sculptures, use mood cards etc. We can also talk about dreams, use metaphors and create genograms, to name just a few possibilities.

I have extensive experience working with both children and adults, as well as couples, affected by a wide variety of difficulties. Here are some of the issues I've encountered most frequently:

  • anxiety
  • anger
  • relationship difficulties (romantic, family, friendships)
  • hopelessness
  • loneliness and isolation
  • family breakdown
  • sexuality and sexual difficulties
  • confidence
  • bereavement and loss
  • domestic violence
  • work related stress

Qualifications: Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Canterbury College

                      Relate trained couple counsellor

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Counselling sessions last 50 minutes and generally take place once a week.

Face to face sessions are £45 for individual sessions, and £55 for couples.
Telephone sessions are £40.
Skype (or Facetime) sessions are £40.

Initial, 30 minutes telephone assessment is free.

Further information

The face to face sessions take place in comfortable, safe rooms in a designated building. Once you get to first floor of the St. Barnabas House, you will be welcomed by one of the staff and I would be informed of your arrival. All counselling sessions are scheduled in advance.

Parking is available within a 5 minute walk. The train station is less that 10 minutes walk away.

Maps & Directions

Gillingham, ME7 4LA

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Evenings, some afternoons and Saturday morning

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme