Stephanie Smith, BA, MBACP, Counsellor - Adults & Young People

Stephanie Smith, BA, MBACP, Counsellor - Adults & Young People

66-67 High Street
SO41 9AL

078 999 63015

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About me

I believe that the best therapy is flexible, adaptive and collaborative. No one approach is right for all clients. I have experience and training working with both adults and young people (11+) on a range of issues including relationships and families, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, self-esteem and confidence, major life changes, bereavement, eating disorders, etc.

My training had led me to draw on several therapies to best address your individual needs - amongst other approaches, this includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) which is one of the most thoroughly researched therapies and is currently favoured by the NHS. CBT can be used quite successfully if your current day to day functioning is hindered by your problems. We would look at the interaction of your thoughts, emotions and behaviours with a view to accepting or challenging negative thoughts and coming up with a more balanced perspective.

We all experience life’s ups and downs – myself included – counselling can be viewed as an investment in yourself and nothing to be embarrassed about. Working as a Counsellor gives me great satisfaction by helping clients:

  • improve quality of life and gain a greater sense of identity
  • practice acceptance of the things/events that are beyond our control
  • explore values to guide life's choices
  • enjoy more enriching and successful relationships
  • develop coping skills to deal with past issues or current problems
  • move forward from depression and/or anxiety
  • recognise unhelpful ways of thinking and patterns of behaviours with a view to changing or accepting them

My work with young people (11+) takes in all of the above but I am acutely aware that there are a unique set of challenges facing this age group today. Check out my website for more information.

Please feel free to call or email for an informal discussion. I offer a 20 minute face to face consultation free of charge.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BA Honours Psychology
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Integrative Counselling

Additional Training

  • Adoption Counsellor Training - Registration number 59923 (Barnardo's/LINK)
  • CBT Skills for Children & Adolescents
  • CBT Skills for Adults
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Depression and Anxiety in Young People
  • Building Resilience
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Child Protection
  • Self-harm and Suicide
  • Relating to an Eating Disorder
  • Helping with Obesity
  • Working with Sexual Abuse
  • Art and Sand Tray Therapy

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Sessions are normally for 50 minutes:

  • £45.00 per individual session
  • Some concessions may be available so please ask

Further information

I have a private practice in Lymington High Street which is easily accessible to New Forest locations, New Milton, Ringwood, Southampton, Christchurch, Lyndhurst, Waterside, etc. and is convenient for those travelling from the Isle of Wight. Free parking is available and the bus station is just over the road.

I also currently counsel young people at a Senior School in the New Forest.

I have a current enhanced DBS certificate and hold Professional Civil Liability Insurance.


  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Maps & Directions

Lymington, SO41 9AL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme