I am an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and have many years of experience working with those suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, insomnia, adolescent issues, trauma, anger management and much more. I offer solution focused counselling or open ended pong term psychotherapy. I work in a supportive, caring non-judgemental manner and offer a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feels.
If you feel like therapy is something you wish to explore the next step would be to book in for an initial appointment where we can discuss what has brought you to therapy, what you would like to get out of therapy and how we would work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am Victoria Smith BSc (hon) MBACP, a fully qualified and registered counsellor. Having gained a BSc in Integrative counselling I went on to work as a youth counsellor in the education system. I then studied at the Surrey Institute for Clinical Hypnotherapy and qualified as a clinical hypnotherapist and master neuro linguistic practitioner. I also hold certificates in child probation, drug and alcohol addiction and am a certified nutritional advisor. My therapeutic approach is integrative which means I am able to draw on different theories to take into account personal circumstances and individual needs. I have been working in private practice since 2014. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within the BACP ethical framework of good practice.
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.