Sophie Smith

Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11
07935 566216 07935 566216

About me

I am a therapeutic counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British association for counselling practice). Due to the current COVID-19 situation, I am currently only able to offer telephone or online sessions.

I like to work with clients who are willing to be open minded to the counselling process. I enjoy working with a wide range of issues and if a client has a goal in mind we can look to achieve this. On the other hand, if a client hasn't set goals it's an opportunity to look at what they want to achieve in counselling.

My counselling practice is based around the client and what they need and want from the process. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space.

I can help by using my skills to enable my clients to experience their thoughts and feelings in a tailored service as every client is unique and they deal with issues differently.

I have worked with many different types of issues from addiction, sexual abuse, stress, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, children and young people and relationships.

It is key for the way I work to build trust so that you feel secure and at ease. There will be non judgment or advice and it's an opportunity for you to explore yourself and to grow your own self awareness. I will be there to help you along the journey.

If you struggle with feeling heard or don't feel you can share with anyone in your life, counselling may be for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Level 4
  • IICT, CTAA Diploma- Relationship counselling

I have also continued my professional development by training in addiction, working with children and young people and also couples.

I have had experience working with young people within a school setting and also adults within different agencies with a variety of issues.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Initial 20 minute assessment - Free

Counselling sessions via Zoom or telephone - £30

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Bournemouth
Dorset
BH11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

I have flexible hours both daytime and evening, so please give me a call and we can arrange an appointment to suit you.

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith