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About me and my therapy practice
Good counselling provides a therapeutic human connection. Clients say that my calm, compassionate presence gives them 'space' to explore their feelings and thoughts. I offer a first session at a lower fee, to help you decide if I am 'right' for you.
My counselling role includes helping 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. This process often requires commitment and courage from my clients, and I aim to support each one effectively and consistently.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I combine more than one approach to counselling. I mainly aim to integrate the humanistic, person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, which I have experienced as being insightful and productive. You can read more information on my website about these approaches and how I use them.
I have a background in health care, and my counselling experience has included placements with three organisations in Hereford and South Wales. As an integrative counsellor, I encourage 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.
I have indicated in the section 'what I can help with' 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.
A first 60-minute appointment, with no obligation to continue, costs £20. After this, each 60-minute session costs £40. I may have appointments available at reduced rates, for people on limited funds.
Please visit my website for more information, including my qualifications: www.jonathansmithcounselling.co.uk
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Trauma, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Relationships, Anger management, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work