Sally Turberville Smith

Sally Turberville Smith


Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07870671981

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Therapist - London

London NW2
07870671981
Sessions from £75.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I currently have availability for new clients and a degree of flexibility when sessions can be arranged whether in person or online.  I work Monday - Friday day and evening and also have some Saturday morning sessions.

About me and my therapy practice

I am an integrative transpersonal psychotherapist. Integrative means I have studied many different models of psychotherapy so I can be flexible in adapting my knowledge and 'tool kit' to each individual client or couple. Transpersonal means that I also make space for what lies 'beyond the personal' by attuning to the spiritual and soulful aspects of our 'humanbeingness' and the challenges that come with this. I see clients from all walks of life with a wide range of issues.  Many come because they are experiencing a degree of anxiety or unease related to a current or past relationship and others come because they feel 'stuck', confused or conflicted about their lives and life direction or are suffering with an addiction of some kind.  For many there may have been a bereavement, a loss or betrayal, or a significant life event or life stage that has greatly impacted their own or their family's life.

Making the decision to seek professional help can feel daunting, but ultimately, I believe it is a courageous act.  We all experience times when we feel afraid, anxious and vulnerable. Low self esteem, intense feelings of anger, shame, guilt and struggles with addictive substances or behaviours should not be things we have to manage alone.  Change and loss are inevitable and part of the human condition, but so is joy and having the courage to work 'with yourself' and embrace a new beginning or life stage.

Following are some difficulties/concerns and challenges I work with and regularly see in my practice: -

Relationships: Co-dependency, difficulties with intimacy, affairs, divorce, separations.

Addictions and eating disorders.

Anxiety, panic attacks, depression, postpartum depression, anger, shame.

Life stages and transitions: mother/fatherhood, menopause, retirement, ageing.

Loss: Illness, bereavement, abortions and miscarriages. Job losses.

Work related stress/burn-out, bullying, racism.

Identity issues, sexuality, diversity.


Practice description

I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, couple dynamics, grief, depression, addictions, anxiety related disorders, eating disorders and work related stress. I am also a nutritionist and yoga nidra (deep relaxation) teacher so can help support you practically with any physical or mental health related anxieties or symptoms you may be experiencing.  

In my practice and in working collaboratively together I hope to be able to give you a different perspective on what is troubling you.  I can help you to look at yourself and your dilemmas from different angles which can feel both a relief and very liberating.

In addition I hope therapy with me will yield the following benefits: -

The space and time to hear yourself speak and discover or affirm what is most important to you, what your values are and how you most want to live.

Greater insight into your family of origin and how unresolved trauma may be connected to feelings of overwhelm, anger and depression and/or affecting your ability to give or receive love and intimacy in a healthy adult relationship.

Increased compassion for your whole-self and what makes you unique.

An awareness of self-limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from achieving your goals or finding fulfilment in your professional or private life.

A sense of empowerment and increased self-esteem as you integrate parts of yourself you forgot you had or had projected onto someone else.

The opportunity to explore your inner world and the parts of yourself you are less conscious of, often initiating a desire to change, grow and experience a greater sense of freedom and peacefulness within.

There are no quick fixes in therapy, but I do believe that the examined life is richer and much more interesting, especially if we have the courage and commitment to confront what frightens or limits us and embrace a new narrative to live by.



My first session

Before we agree to meet for an initial assessment session I offer a free 20-30 minute telephone or zoom call so that we can both get a sense of each other, you can ask me any questions you might have and I can find out if I am the right person to support you.  

If we decide to meet for a full initial assessment session this is 60  minutes and subsequent sessions if we decide to work together are 55 minutes and can be in person or online. 

My couple sessions are 75 minutes and again I offer a free telephone or zoom call with both parties before we agree to begin working together.  I also have a couple assessment form which I need a couple to complete before the first session is arranged.


Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English