Smaranda Jim Registered MBACP
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:
- relationship difficulties (romantic, family, friendships)
- loneliness and isolation
- family breakdown
- sexuality and sexual difficulties
- bereavement and loss
- domestic violence
- work related stress
Qualifications: Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Canterbury College
Relate trained couple counsellor
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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.
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Evenings, some afternoons and Saturday morning
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|