Tina Smith

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counselling adults, children/young people and supervision
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Barry, South Wales, CF62 7PX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi I’m Tina. What I find most when people first come to counselling is that they are anxious and afraid of how they will be judged for what they are bringing to be explored.  I wish to reassure  you, no judgment happens.  I offer a safe space, where you can explore anything you have gone through in your life, no matter if you feel shame, guilt or bad feelings about yourself.  We are all human, and that means we have all been on the journey, and along that way we may feel self worth problems from the messages we’ve received from significant others.  

You maybe are dealing with anxiety, family problems, OCD, toxic relationships, and many more issue we face in life,  I am here to give you space to explore them.  We are all good people experiencing hard experiences, take a breath and allow me to help you come back to you.

 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, please enquire I have a space left for a new supervisee.. I also take on referrals from different agencies, companies, GP practices, organisations and company businesses. I also work on line for those whom need counselling, but would prefer to have it on line. I use zoom to do my sessions, face to face or telephone.

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 will only work at your pace, in exploring your needs in counselling 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.

sometimes we listen to that inner chatter and that just makes things worse for us.  I will help you explore what that inner chatter is trying to communicate to you, so you can use it as a guiding tool rather than see it as a way to bring yourself down. 

I am a humanistic existential counsellor.  How I work is by helping you look at the issues you bring, exploring what is happing in your situation, the choices you made, what can you take responsibility for and what the consequences of your choices may have been.  This helps us to get back in track and start as you now wish to go on. 

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 worth, relationship issues, exam stress, bereavement, suicide or 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

Trauma informed schools practitioner diploma

Advanced certificate in eating disorders level 6

Advanced Certificate Working with Neurodiversity level 6

TIS trauma informed school practitioner

Introduction in Compassiin focussed therapy


* 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 )

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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.

Member organisations

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Exam stress

Bereavement due to suicide/ traumatic passing


£40.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Barry location £45

Corporations £45

Zoom 45



When I work

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Further information

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.

31 Aeron Close, Barry, South Wales, CF62 7PX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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I like to work in a warm, and supportive manner. Allowing the counsellor to know they can bring anything to supervision, without worry or concern.

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