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

Lymington, SO41 9AL 078 999 63015 078 999 63015
Lymington, SO41 9AL
078 999 63015 078 999 63015

About me

Online video (via Zoom), telephone and email counselling available to promote social distancing at this current time.

Do your thoughts and feelings seem to get in the way of living a meaningful life? Perhaps you're not doing things that matter to you because anxiety, depression, negative thinking stops you? This is common for all of us.

To live a meaningful life, we must be willing to experience uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and sensations. I help clients develop this willingness.

My Integrative training had led me to draw on several therapies to best address your individual needs - amongst other approaches, this includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

I have experience and training working with both adults and young people (11+) on a range of issues including relationships and families including attachment and developmental trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, self-esteem and confidence, major life changes, bereavement, etc.

Working as a Counsellor gives me great satisfaction by helping clients:

·       improve quality of life and gain a greater sense of identity

·       learn to interact with thoughts differently, including mindfulness skills

·       fully experience their feelings rather than bury or control them

·       practice acceptance of the things/events that are beyond our control

·       explore values to guide life's choices and live a more meaningful life

·       enjoy more enriching and successful relationships

·       develop coping skills to deal with past issues or current problems, including those arising from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

I am a registered Adoption Counsellor with LINK/Barnardo's and can offer a Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) informed practice for families living with issues regarding attachment, trauma and ACEs (currently embarking on training to become a qualified DDP Practitioner). DDP is informed by Dan Hughes' PACE model (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy) and focuses on Therapeutic Parenting.

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

Qualifications

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

Additional Training

  • Adoption Counsellor Training - Registration number 59923 (Barnardo's/LINK)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Levels 1 & 2
  • Therapeutic Parenting
  • 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
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Self-harm and Suicide
  • Relating to an Eating Disorder
  • Helping with Obesity
  • Working with Sexual Abuse
  • Art and Sand Tray Therapy

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

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.

Memberships:

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

66-67 High Street
Lymington
SO41 9AL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Stairs required to access my office, sorry.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

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