Counsellor and Psychotherapist
“Helping people help themselves”
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individuals). I have received accredited training in Life Coaching.
My client base is broad, clients generally contacting me personally. I also take referrals from organisations such as Employee Assistant Programmes, GP surgeries, local health authorities, insurance providers and private hospitals.
I work to an integrative model which means that I work with different therapeutic principles, specifically applying humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT principles.
The foundation of my approach is to listen to you and help you express yourself in a non judgemental environment. The talking and expression can encourage clarity, release any negative feelings that may have been in place and challenge any unrealistic perceptions that you may have been holding on to. This approach is applied across the whole spectrum of my practice.
A significant aspect of my work is that I relate to and work with my clients. I interact with them to allow them to be themselves, yet also challenge and empower them to put in place this change.
© David John Smith 2018