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About me and my therapy practice
(I am unable to take new enquiries until further notice)
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 humanistic, person-centred, existential and psychodynamic approaches, which I have experienced as being insightful and productive.
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.
Under 'what I can help with', I have indicated 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 £30. After this, each 60-minute session costs £45. 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
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Relationships, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work