Steve Smith

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Leyland, Lancashire, PR25
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About me

Hi, my name is Steve and I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) 

I have over ten years experience working with clients both individually and in group settings, offering a Person Centred approach.

Having witnessed on numerous occasions the positive change that can occur in a therapeutic relationship, I feel that it’s very important to create a safe space from the outset to enable both client and counsellor to feel comfortable to explore a wide range of issues and work through them together. 

If you would like my help please get in touch by email, or telephone the number above to discuss how we might move forward and work together.

Many thanks,
Steve 

Training, qualifications & experience

During my career I have worked with many clients, all of whom have had their own unique story. They have brought a variety of issues to counselling including Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Relationship issues, self-esteem and confidence issues, Physical, emotional or sexual abuse, Phobias, Family issues, Bereavement and pre-bereavement, Meaning and fulfilment, Loneliness and isolation, Guilt, Shame, Work and Career issues.

I trained to become a counsellor at the Art of Change in Blackburn, where I completed all levels of Person Centred Counselling and gained my Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

As well as providing individual counselling, I also created a group to encourage men to talk about their mental health with the aim of helping to remove some of the stigma around mental health. 

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework.

Qualifications

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Previous Mental Health First Aid Training in the workplace

What I can offer you

I offer face to face counselling from home, via video call (zoom or teams) or on the phone. Walk & talk sessions are also available as sometimes literally walking side by side with someone in an open, green  space, can help make it easier to talk about what troubles you.

Person-centred counselling is a talking therapy. As your counsellor, I can give you the time and space to explore your feelings, understand what is going on, and discover the person you wish to be. I will listen to you and hear you without judgement or criticism.

I offer you a safe and confidential environment to work through what is troubling you at your own pace.

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Therapies offered

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Saga

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes. I practice face to face counselling from home in a safe space, and offer a free 30 minutes consultation where we can decide if we think we can work together. This also provides an opportunity for us to discuss what you want from your therapy and how we can make it as effective as possible.

Sessions by video call, phone and walk and talk sessions are also available. A therapy dog can also be provided if required.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Leyland, Lancashire, PR25

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

FaceTime
Microsoft Teams
Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Steve Smith
Steve Smith