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About me

My aim is to help you empower yourself to make positive change in your life. I understand that life is challenging, and it can be hard and so I provide you with an understanding and confidential space to explore your feelings, behaviours and experiences.

Through psychotherapy, I can help guide you in the right direction and support you on your journey to regaining positive mental health. Talking therapies can help you overcome pain from past events and relieve the symptoms of mental health issues. It can also help you understand your own feelings and behaviours and give you strategies for combating future challenges.

I offer session to adults, young people, couples and counselling students.

I have Post Graduate degrees in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Clinical Psychological Research as well as an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I have worked within hospices, schools and private settings as a psychotherapist and therefore have extensive experience working with individuals and couples across a range of ages, from childhood to adulthood. As an Integrative Psychotherapist, I use a vast array of approaches which I tailor to your needs making therapy a unique experience for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Clinical Psychological Research
  • MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • BSc in Psychology

Member organisations

BACP

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

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

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Fees at Orenna are:

Individuals (from age 11 upwards) £50 per session

Couples £65 per session

Availability

Monday - all day

Tuesday - all day

Wednesday - all day

Thursday - all day

Friday - all day

Orenna
Dunston Business Village
Barn 3, Office 2a
Dunston, Stafford
Staffordshire
ST18 9AB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

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Verity Smith MSc Registered MBACP

Verity Smith MSc Registered MBACP