Stephanie Smith

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BA, MBACP Accred - Trauma, Adoption, Families, DDP, EMDR
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This professional is available for new clients.

Lymington, SO41 9AL
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Supervision details

In our supervision, you will experience a collaborative process where you will feel supported, empowered, challenged and heard.  I believe that the process of finding the right supervisor should be thorough and thoughtful, therefore, I offer a free consultation of up to 50 minutes to all prospective supervisees. I aim to get to know each supervisee individually – how you work, what are your strengths and how you want to grow in your counselling practice. It is important that you feel safe to explore your challenges and vulnerabilities.  My supervision is informed by the Seven Eyed Model (Hawkins & Shohet) but I take an integrative approach that will help you view your work from different theoretical perspectives and, at the same time, allow a safe and accepting space for you to practice within your own modality and explore issues particular to you and your clients.  As a counsellor, I take an Integrative approach rooted in:         

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)       

Theories of attachment, trauma and neuroscience          

Elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)          

Roger’s Core Conditions

I have found that, no matter what the client’s presenting issue, generally the overall aim is to help them cultivate an attitude of willingness…willingness to have difficult thoughts and feelings in order to lead a more meaningful, value-based life.  As a counsellor, I work with adults, adolescents and families covering a range of issues including, but not limited to: 




Self-worth, self-esteem and confidence        

Childhood trauma         

Fostering and adoption

And I have experience in the following areas:       

Private practice         

Senior Schools         


Independent Fostering Agencies         

Employee Assistance Providers         

Family therapy informed by Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)     

Registered Adoption Counsellor (Ofsted Supplier number 59923)

So as a supervisor, I will bring this knowledge and experience to support you in your practice.  I currently see both qualified and trainee supervisees in my independent practice in Lymington and online via Zoom. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework. 

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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66-67 High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AL

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams

Type of session

In person

In our supervision, you will experience a collaborative process where you will feel supported, empowered, challenged and heard. 

Stephanie Smith
Stephanie Smith