Pia Smith

Pia Smith

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: Finnish, Swedish

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Therapist - York

York YO23
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Pia, and as a fully trained and accredited psychotherapist and couple councellor working in York, it would be my pleasure to help you.

As a humanistic and integrative therapist, my way of working is an honest relationship of respect, warmth, curiosity and creativity. I provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore issues that are impacting their lives.

My training began with a person-centred approach, which led me onto an integrative training with a foundation based on Transactional Analysis which I incorporate an in-depth understanding of developmental theory, attachment and mindfulness.

This allows me to draw upon many different schools of thought when working with people, ensuring that the client does not need to fit the therapy, instead I can fit the therapy around the client

As a native Finn, I have a deep understanding of the power of being outdoors and how it can be both healing and support the wellbeing through connection to nature. I will combine more traditional psychotherapy with nature-based psychotherapy and where appropriate with phototherapy. 

I offer short-term solution focused based therapy and longer term, in depth psychotherapy. I have 7 years of experience working with both adults and young people in the NHS and in my private practice in Middlethorpe. It is a short distance from York city centre, with free parking available and is located to a nearby bus stop.

I hope this helps to give you some idea of who I am and how I work. Please feel free to call to arrange a free 15 -minute consultation to discuss your needs with no follow-on obligation.

I look forward to speaking with you.

Warmest wishes, 


What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Career coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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