Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07804 498648

Contact Valerie

Therapist - Inverness

Inverness IV2
07804 498648
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

About me and my therapy practice

Sometimes life events are challenging and can seem a bit overwhelming. Maybe your mind is full to overflowing with so many mixed emotions just swirling around inside. Perhaps counselling could help?  I can offer you a safe, warm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what is troubling you. I like to work in a way which suits you best. Whether that means talking things through; or perhaps looking at more creative ways in order to help you to make sense of whatever is causing distress.

Sometimes negative repeating patterns of thoughts or behaviours can be identified with the aim of working together towards making positive changes to these. Perhaps troubling past thoughts and feelings are popping up and affecting the present?  Please feel free to contact me if you don't see what's troubling you listed here and we can arrange to have an informal chat about it.

I work with adults (over the age of 16) as an integrative counsellor, which involves a mix of Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is central to bringing about effective change. I would seek to journey with you in exploring your inner thoughts and feelings as you look for answers.

Counselling sessions usually take place weekly basis and sessios last 50 minutes. The first session is a time of exploration where we can get to know each other and would enable you to decide if I would be the right counsellor to help you. I’d be interested in finding out what you would like to achieve from counselling and would explain how the counselling process works.

I work in private practice and have varied work experience, including: Student Counsellor; NHS GP Patients, Employee Assistance Programme Associate Counsellor; Charitable Agency Centre Director and Counsellor.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Identity issues, Spirituality, Women's issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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