Tina Smith, counselling adults, children/young people and supervision
Hi I’m Tina. I hope you find my page helpful in guiding you to what you are looking for in a Counsellor. Most of all I hope it allows you to feel comfortable with me. One of the things I love about being a Counsellor is watching people grow in strength, feeling empowered and thriving in their life. This is my vision for you, because I am on your side, every step of the way.
I work with adults children and young people. I also provide consultative supervision for students and qualified counsellors. I also take on referrals from different agencies, companies, GP practices, organisations and company businesses.
How I Work
I understand that choosing the right therapist can be a hard decision; as well as taking the steps to contact us can be daunting. However it’s a very big first step in the right direction, if you want to make changes in your life. For this reason I want you to know I will make you feel as comfortable and safe as possible, if you chose to contact me and make an appointment.
Sometimes we are not always sure what it is we completely need from counselling; we just know that we need to make changes. My first session with you will be focused on looking at what is going on for you right now. I understand that it can be scary in the first session, so allow me to help you know I will only work at your pace, in exploring your needs in counselling.
Allowing you to work through whatever you may be finding difficult to manage. Being able to explore your difficulties can help take the weight off your shoulders, and give you a new perspective into your situation; as well as an insight into how you would like to move forward in your future.
If you need to make changes in your life then this is the therapy for you. Everyone needs to be heard and feel listened to. That is my primary function in my role.
I can also help you to gain a better understanding of yourself; and help you too recognise how your past has impacted on your life, self esteem and the present choices you make due to it. We can also explore responsibility for the choices and directions you have taken, what has been helpful or not helpful in your choices. This enables you to be more self aware of your needs and making sound decisions. This will result in you being content with your life moving forward. Feeling more empowered, and recognising what it is you need from life.
How many sessions you have is completely down to you. Within each session I will ask how your week has been? what has changed or stayed the same? what are you proud of this week? and what it is you need to explore and talk about? this way I can make sure you are getting everything you need from our time spent together.
I also draw from different theories in counselling to suit your individual needs and what it is you need from counselling, whether it is anxiety, stress, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, exam stress, bereavement, suicide, gender identity, needing new direction in your life or any other areas you need help with, I will use what is appropriate for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling ( CPCAB accredited course )
Postgraduate diploma level 7 in counselling children and young people
Stress management practitioner/instructor
Postgraduate diploma level 7 in consultative supervision
Advanced certificate in eating disorders level 6
Advanced Certificate Working with Neurodiversity level 6
TRAINING I HAVE UNDERTAKEN
* protection of vulnerable adults level 1
* child protection awareness training
* solution focused brief therapy
* working with sexual abuse and post traumatic stress in an adolescent population
* mindfulness based cognitive therapy
* working with externalising conversations in clinical practice
* working with internalised conversations in clinical practice
* solution focused therapy with young people, theory and practise
* positive approaches in creating positive behaviour
* depression in children and young people, held by the Primary Mental Health
* a systemic approach to working with children at risk and their families
* NLP self care for counsellors and psychotherapists CPD ( BACP
* hypnotherapy training CPD ( BACP endorsed)
* stress management practitioner/ instructor
* hypnotherapy advanced training CPD (BACP endorsed)
* mental health first aid ( MIND training )
* ASSIST ( MIND training )
* ASD TRAINING ( autistic spectrum disorder )
I also have experience in taking regular workshops, to support children and young people in helping them understand how to gain empowerment. Such as team building with self esteem and positive relationships,I will put together workshops to suit the needs of the individual.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement due to suicide/ traumatic passing
Barry location £35
the Well £45
Barry location £55
The Well £60
Being an existential humanistic counsellor it allows me the ability to look at all areas within your life, which are :- physical, psychological, spiritual, and social aspects of our lives, it enables me to work holistically as a practitioner.
The principles of humanistic existential counselling is :- to take responsibility for the choices and directions we have made within our lives; finding a way to help the individual live within the moment, giving you a stronger sense of freedom.
Looking at what makes life meaningful for you, what are the limitations/ beliefs that you may have placed upon yourself, and how you can live within those limitations/ beliefs and still feel a sense of peace, if the limitations/ beliefs cannot be removed.