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About me

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

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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


Additional information

£60 individual £90 couples

Fees are negotiable


Monday 9 - 6

Wednesday 9 - 6

Friday 10 -6

Saturday 10 - 1


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Susan Holden Smith

Susan Holden Smith