Liv Smith

Liv Smith


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07888373902

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Therapist - Tonbridge

Tonbridge TN9
07888373902
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I understand the courage it takes to reach out, and as such, I offer you commitment, warmth, acceptance and a confidential space to support you in your journey. I believe that our individual experiences are unique and therefore my focus will be solely on you and your needs.


As a qualified and registered Counsellor (MBACP), it is my hope that together, we can seek to make sense of your experiences that have led you here today, and to help you find your solutions to bring about the changes you wish for.

I work with individuals (18+) from many backgrounds within private practice. I am experienced in working with a wide range of psychological difficulties including anxiety and stress, depression, grief and loss, abuse, trauma, PTSD, panic attacks, self-esteem, self-harm, life changes, identity and relationship breakdowns.

Whatever your circumstances or difficulties, I offer professional counselling and psychotherapy with sensitivity and without judgement.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for 15 years with Vulnerable adults in a variety of Health, End-of-life and Social care settings; and with Children with social, emotional and mental health needs within Specialist Education. This has provided me with extensive experience and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Global Developmental Disabilities, Learning Difficulties, Emotional Dysregulation, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia and Schizophrenia.


Practice description

I am fundamentally humanistic in my approach to counselling which means I believe that everyone has an instinctive drive towards growth and psychological integrity and each of us have the resources within ourselves to do this, provided the conditions are right.

Therapy has the capacity for change, providing you with the conditions and essential elements that can clear the way, for greater well-being, functioning and meaning in your life. The relationship between the counsellor and client is often where these changes begin. Finding the right counsellor that you can relate to, feel listened and heard, is hugely important. Having the right connection will enable for you to be yourself and ultimately get the most out of therapy.

My practice is based in Central Tonbridge from a comfortable and discreet office, within close walking distance from the train station and nearby car parks. It is accessible from surrounding areas of Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone.


My first session

I offer a free, brief phone call to discuss what you may like to work on and for us to get a feel of what it would be like to work together.

An initial session will involve learning a little about your history and current situation, your aims and expectations of counselling and to think about whether what I offer is appropriate for your needs. It allows time for any questions you might have to be discussed and how we would work together, should we decide.

Please feel free to contact me with your enquiry or to make an appointment by phone, email or text. I aim to respond to new client enquiries within 24 hours.


Training, qualifications & experience -


MBACP- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic Route).

Diploma in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Certified in Working with Major Trauma.

Certified in Addiction, Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Certified in Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy - EAP

NHS Counselling - GP Surgery.

Specialist Charity Counselling - Domestic Abuse



What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychosynthesis, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken

English

Therapist - Sevenoaks

Sevenoaks TN11
07888 373 902
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

I understand the courage it takes to reach out, and as such, I offer you commitment, warmth, acceptance and a confidential space to support you in your journey. I believe that our individual experiences are unique and therefore my focus will be solely on you and your needs.

As a qualified and registered Counsellor (MBACP), it is my hope that together, we can seek to make sense of your experiences that have led you here today, and to help you find your solutions to bring about the changes you wish for.

I work with individuals (18+) from many backgrounds within private practice. I am experienced in working with a wide range of psychological difficulties including anxiety and stress, depression, grief and loss, abuse, trauma, PTSD, panic attacks, self-esteem, self-harm, life changes, identity and relationship breakdowns.

Whatever your circumstances or difficulties, I offer professional counselling and psychotherapy with sensitivity and without judgement.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for 15 years with Vulnerable adults in a variety of Health, End-of-life and Social care settings; and with Children with social, emotional and mental health needs within Specialist Education. This has provided me with extensive experience and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Global Developmental Disabilities, Learning Difficulties, Emotional Dysregulation, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia and Schizophrenia.


Practice description

I am fundamentally humanistic in my approach to counselling which means I believe that everyone has an instinctive drive towards growth and psychological integrity and each of us have the resources within ourselves to do this, provided the conditions are right.

Therapy has the capacity for change, providing you with the conditions and essential elements that can clear the way, for greater well-being, functioning and meaning in your life. The relationship between the counsellor and client is often where these changes begin. Finding the right counsellor that you can relate to, feel listened and heard, is hugely important. Having the right connection will enable for you to be yourself and ultimately get the most out of therapy.

My practice is based in Central Tonbridge from a comfortable and discreet office, within close walking distance from the train station and nearby car parks. It is accessible from surrounding areas of Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone.

My first session

I offer a free, brief phone call to discuss what you may like to work on and for us to get a feel of what it would be like to work together.

An initial session will involve learning a little about your history and current situation, your aims and expectations of counselling and to think about whether what I offer is appropriate for your needs. It allows time for any questions you might have to be discussed and how we would work together, should we decide.

Please feel free to contact me with your enquiry or to make an appointment, by phone, email or text. I aim to respond to new client enquiries within 24 hours.


Training, qualifications & experience -


MBACP- Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Humanistic Route).

Diploma in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).

Certified in Working with Major Trauma.

Certified in Addiction, Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Certified in Treating Trauma, Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy - EAP

NHS Counselling - GP Surgery.

Specialist Charity Counselling - Domestic Abuse

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychosynthesis, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken

English