Susan Holden Smith
MA MBACPSnr UKCP regd
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I have been working as a counsellor/psychotherapist for over 35 years. My approach is humanistic integrative. As well as seeing individuals I also work with couples(Relate trained) and children. My experience includes working within the NHS and primary education.
I lectured in psychodynamic counselling at Goldsmiths for several years. I worked as an External examiner at London Metropolitan University and Middx University. Both at MA level. The latter subject being psychotherapy and spirituality
My practice is situated near to Bexley Village. Buses and British Rail stations close by.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA applied Psychoanalytic Theory (Goldsmiths University of London)
PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling (Goldsmiths)
PG Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy CCPE
Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling & Dreamwork
PG Diploma in CBT skills (WPF)
Relate trained Couple Counsellor
Two Year Interfaith Spiritual Guidance Diploma Amsterdam
Fully CRB Checked & Safeguarding Children and young people level 3
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 individual £90 couples
Fees are negotiable
When I work
Monday 9 - 6
Wednesday 9 - 6
Friday 10 -6
Saturday 10 - 1