Steven Smyth-Bonfield

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Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14
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About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor based in Teignmouth and Shaldon, Devon and a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I aim to support my clients’ well-being and growth by nurturing their emotional awareness, resilience and confidence. I believe counselling is for everyone and whatever challenges and troubles my clients face I endeavour to create a supportive, gentle and effective place for them to face them.

My Integrative training means that I have a broad range of theoretical perspectives and practical counselling skills to offer my clients, in order to tailor the work I do as closely as possible to their individual needs. It is my job to create an environment of empathy, non-judgement and honesty in which my clients and I can look at their difficulties in a space that is safe enough to do so.

Over the years I have amassed experience working with people of all ages and backgrounds. I welcome and enjoy working with people from the LGBTQ+ and neurodivergent communities especially. Since the beginning of my practice I have worked online, both within the UK and internationally, with people from many different countries, cultures, ethnicities and religions. I have a strong understanding of how our intersectional experiences affect our lives and relationships.  

I work with many clients who are struggling with the effects of trauma I use 'Trauma-Informed' methods rooted in an understanding of how our brains respond to difficult events and situations. My aim is not simply to help my clients understand and come to terms with their past but to help them live more comfortably with the enduring legacy of trauma and its everyday effects. 

When we have difficult feelings, when bad things have happened, when we are unsure, ill at ease or troubled within ourselves, counselling can be the help we need. Counselling helped me when I doubted anything could. I am now an Integrative counsellor (Adv. Dip. Integrative Counselling, 2009), with more than a decade of experience in full-time private practice. 

I also have a special interest in supporting people with Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Iron Mill Institute In 2009 and before entering private practice I worked extensively in schools and universities.

I am a registered member of the BACP.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 - £60.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Teignmouth, Devon, TQ14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Steven Smyth-Bonfield
Steven Smyth-Bonfield