Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07756093803
Website

Contact Jonathan

Therapist - Hereford

Hereford HR4
07756093803
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Concessionary rates

Availability

*I am unable to take new enquiries until further notice.*

I am available at various times on weekdays and Saturdays, mainly between 8am - 5pm.

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, I am offering telephone appointments, or online video appointments using Zoom.

I am unable to meet clients in person until further notice.

During busy times, I may have a waiting list for new clients.

Please contact me if you are interested in making an appointment, or if you need me to clarify anything.

About me and my therapy practice

I have a calm, compassionate presence, which gives my clients 'space' to explore their feelings and thoughts. I offer a first session at a lower fee, to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

The relationship between me and my clients is central to the counselling process itself. This ongoing interaction can provide an opportunity for clients to explore the challenges they are facing in their everyday lives, and this can bring valuable insights and learning.

As a counsellor, I encourage my clients to find ways to value themselves; to increase their awareness of who they are, and what influences have been significant; and to work towards living more fulfilling and rewarding lives.

In my counselling role, I can help another person to understand and navigate some of the obstacles – whether in the present or the past - preventing them from engaging more fully with their life.

The counselling process often requires commitment and courage from my clients, and I aim to support each one effectively and consistently.

Practice description

I have a background in health care, and my counselling experience has included placements with three organisations in Hereford and South Wales. This has given me a range of experience with adults who have accessed counselling for a variety of reasons.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I combine more than one approach to counselling. I aim to integrate humanistic, person-centred, existential and psychodynamic approaches, which I have experienced as being insightful and productive. I explain this in more detail on the 'My Approach' page of my web site.

My work with clients is 'relational', which means I acknowledge the importance of past and present relationships in my clients' lives. People have significant relationships both with others and with themselves, and difficulties in these relationships often bring people to counselling.

Under 'what I can help with', I have indicated some areas that can be challenging or distressing. However, I do not define or label my clients according to their perceived counselling 'issue'. This is because I work fundamentally with the person who arrives in the counselling room, and I recognise and respect every one as a unique individual.

Please visit the 'My Experience' page on my web site for a list of my formal qualifications.

My first session

The first session is an opportunity for us to meet, and to consider whether to proceed further with counselling, with no obligation or pressure.

I will invite you to say in your own words what has brought you to counselling, and how you think I may be able to help. We will then explore how we could work together, and whether this would be appropriate and productive for you.

A first 60-minute appointment costs £30. After this, each 60-minute session costs £45. I may have appointments available at reduced rates, for people on limited funds.

From the 'Working Together' page on my web site, you can access my Counselling Agreement, which outlines in more detail how I work with my clients; and a Personal Data Statement, explaining what information I need from my clients, and the reasons why I ask for it.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling