Trevor Lyon-Smith MBACP
There are many reasons why people seek the support of a therapist. Maybe you are experiencing problems at work, home or in relationships, and you do not fully understand why. Perhaps you have been through early trauma or traumatic experiences that are having difficulty coming to terms with. You may have been abused, bereaved, separated, divorced or are struggling to find fulfilling relationships in your life.You may also be experiencing anxiety, stress and depression which is adversley affecting your daily life.
Sharing experiences, difficulties and feelings with someone who is not connected to your life and is non-judgemental can help you make sense of what has happened or is happening. Therapy is a creative and healing process but can also stir up painful feelings - I aim to be respectful at all times but therapy also involves being challenged at times.
There are many different sorts of approaches offered by therapists which can be confusing for clients. I tailor therapy sessions for the individual client as each person will need something different. I believe in accepting the person as they are and that everyone has the capacity within themselves to heal their own life. I draw upon many different psychological theories and approaches.
The initial assessment attempts to understand your current difficulties and to identify the type of help you are looking for. After the assessment we discuss whether you are happy to continue and start therapy or whether you would like to find support elsewhere – it may be that we are not suitable to work together or that you require a different kind of support that I am unable to offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy - Warwick University
I am a Director of Child in Need Ltd which specialises in child protection, safeguarding, training and counselling services in the looked after children and educational sectors. I inspect children's homes and have a contract with five middle school's providing counselling for children between 9-13 and external supervision and counselling for teachers and pastoral teams.
Previous experience includes:
Counsellor for Mind working with adults presenting with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-harming, physical and sexual abuse, relationship and family issues, divorce and bereavement
Counsellor for the NHS working with young people presenting with a wide range of problems including, bereavement, self-harming, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, abuse, suicidal ideation, relationship and family issues and substance abuse.
Counsellor for a prostate cancer charity, working with suffers and their partners
Advocate for young people representing their wishes and feelings.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£45.00 per 60 minute session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available daytime, evenings and weekends from 7a.m to 8 p.m
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|