Tim Smith BA, PGCE, PG Dip, MBACP
I believe everyone has the potential for change and personal growth and can gain a better understanding of themselves.
Using a non directive client led approach I can help explore experiences which have shaped and influenced current behaviours; to find ways in which these might be challenged or changed, and to look towards a more positive future.
For most people there are times in life when we feel the need for help and support. This is not a sign of failure, but a recognition that we are ready to accept help.
Counselling can provide a safe confidential space in which to talk and to be really listened to, without judgement. It is a space to find acceptance and to find ways to move forward: it is a space in which to be heard.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Professional Studies: Counselling - University of the West of England
Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of the West of England
NVQ 4 Advice and Guidance
Child Development - Open University
MEd Modules: University of Bristol
Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Bristol Polytechnic
BA Geography/History - University of Keele
Some of the areas that I have worked and work in areas including:
Private 1:1 counselling of adults and children; counselling survivors of sexual abuse and rape; young people in prison; pupils in secondary,primary and nursery schools; counselling and consultancy in a special school for pupils with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, ADHD/ADD; young people in a Housing Association.
I have worked in mainstream and special schools with pupils experiencing emotional and behavioural difficulties, dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome. I have been a trainer and consultant for organisations working with people with challenging and with staff and organisations that care for those presenting challenging behaviour. As manager of a Steiner home I have worked with adults with learning disabilities, and as a personal adviser I have provided careers, information, advice and guidance for young people aged 14 -19 years with special educational needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
For individuals: £30 to £55
(£20 for 1st session. which is a chance to decide whether we feel we can work with each other.)
The lower rates apply if you are on a low income (students, unemployed or in part time employment)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|