Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07940 431411

Contact Margaret

Therapist - Taunton

Taunton TA1
07940 431411
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Finding the right person to work with when you are looking for a therapist is important. The need for a confidential space where you can feel heard, understood and empowered lays the essential foundations for change to take place.
I am passionate about the quality of presence in the therapeutic relationship as a key element to facilitate change. In my view this ability to be present rests on my commitment to being empathic, accepting and genuine in therapy sessions. It is further enhanced by my regular mindfulness practice. 
I offer both person centred psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). These are very different forms of therapy and I am happy to explain the advantages of each of these modalities.
I also teach mindfulness to groups and individuals. I have successfully completed my Mindfulness Teacher Training with Bangor University the Good Practice Guidelines for mindfulness based courses.
I welcome people from all walks of life.  My initial session is free, providing the opportunity to discuss the support and type of therapy that you are seeking and our possible agreement to work together.
I have over 20 years experience working as a counsellor/psychotherapist. I have been employed as a counsellor and CBT therapist for adults in the NHS for over 16 years, and worked in private practice as a psychotherapist for individuals and couples and supervisor for counsellors. I teach Mindfulness (MBCT/MBSR) to groups in the locality.

What I can help with

OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Spirituality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Person centred

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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