William Smith

William Smith


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - Altrincham

Altrincham WA15
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

New clients, aged 18 or over, are very welcome. Please contact me using the form on this page for more information. I usually have availability within a few days of making contact.

About me and my therapy practice

Identity | Life transitions | Loss | Bereavement | Gender | Sexuality. I am a caring and compassionate counsellor offering you a safe, online therapeutic space to explore whatever is on your mind.

My approach is to attempt to understand the world from your perspective, then use this awareness to draw upon a range of psychological approaches to help you achieve your desired outcome.

I have had the privilege of working with children from the age of six through to adults in their eighties on a wide range of issues, including loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, sexuality, gender and identity.

By taking an integrative approach to counselling, I draw upon a range of professional training and academic qualifications to support you. This may include looking at how past - perhaps unconscious or forgotten - events have shaped the way you feel today. Or it may involve looking deeply into how you view the world, and beginning to make sense of that together. It could include exercises, such as mindfulness or CBT to challenge existing patterns of thought and behaviour. Most likely, it will involve a mixture of these, and I will be sure to check throughout our work together that my approaches and suggestions are working for you.

I also draw upon theories of gender and identity, and how your sense of self meets at the intersection of race, class, gender, disability, sexual orientation and culture. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, including being sex affirmative, chemsex aware and sex worker aware.

Common themes and issues I work with include:

  • Finding a way to deal with depressive, anxious or angry thoughts and feelings
  • Coping with a significant life event like the end of a relationship or the loss of someone, or something, important
  • Questions about identity, self-esteem and acceptance

Practice description

You’ll need an internet-enabled device, a reliable internet connection, and a space where you can have your session without being disturbed or overheard. You’ll get to talk about what matters to you from a comfortable and familiar environment, whilst I attend to everything you say. I'll draw upon my practical and theoretical knowledge to help bring about greater self-awareness for you.

What are your qualifications?

I have a degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Gender Studies, along with a diploma in Counselling. I also hold qualifications in online therapy and bereavement, whilst also attending courses and workshops on an ongoing basis.

How many sessions should I have?

As many as you feel you need. Some clients have positive outcomes after one session, whilst others like to have a much longer time to develop a relationship and deeply explore their behaviours and thoughts. I usually suggest that we work together for a fixed number of sessions (usually 6, 12 or 20), or simply work in an open-ended manner with frequent reviews to check that the therapy is still going in the right direction for you.

How much does a session cost?

£50 (or 55€ for clients outside the UK) for a 50-minute session.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

You will not have to pay for the session if you cancel or reschedule more than 72 hours before its scheduled start time.

Which payment methods do you accept?

Any major debit or credit card. You will receive an online invoice by email, which can be paid securely online before each session.

My first session

Your first session will be an opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy and to gain an understanding of what, if any, goals you have. Together, we will attempt to understand what a positive counselling outcome looks like. I will be curious about you and may ask questions about your family, friends, interests, work, home and relationships.

You will be able to ask questions about the process, and will be encouraged to do so throughout our time working together. Prior to your first session, you will be asked to complete a short survey about your preferences within therapy – such as whether you want us to focus on the past, the future, or have no specific preference. Even if you haven't had therapy before, this can be a helpful way of exploring your expectations.

In advance of your session, you’ll receive details of the video conferencing software we will use to connect (this is usually Zoom) along with a link to your private online room. Please test that this link and your equipment work in advance of our session.

I work from a private, confidential, room using high-speed fibre internet and high-quality video and audio equipment to ensure you get the best possible online therapy experience.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, 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

Therapist - London

London N11
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

New clients, aged 18 or over, are very welcome. Please contact me using the form on this page for more information.

About me and my therapy practice

Identity | Loss | Bereavement | Gender | Sexuality. I am a caring and compassionate counsellor offering you a safe, online space to explore whatever is on your mind.

My approach is to attempt to understand the world from your perspective, then use this awareness to draw upon a range of psychological approaches to help you achieve your desired outcome.

I have had the privilege of working with children from the age of six through to adults in their eighties on a wide range of issues, including loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, sexuality, gender and identity.

By taking an integrative approach to counselling, I draw upon a range of professional training and academic qualifications to support you. This may include looking at how past - perhaps forgotten - events have shaped the way you feel today. Or it may involve looking deeply into how you view the world, and beginning to make sense of that together. It could include exercises, such as mindfulness or CBT to challenge existing patterns of thought and behaviour. Most likely, it will involve a mixture of these, and I will be sure to check throughout our work together that my approaches and suggestions are working for you.

I also draw upon theories of gender and identity, and how your sense of self meets at the intersection of race, class, gender, disability, sexual orientation and culture. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, including being sex affirmative, chemsex aware and sex worker aware.

Common themes and issues I work with include:

  • Finding ways to deal with depressive, anxious or angry thoughts and feelings
  • Coping with a significant life event like the end of a relationship or the loss of someone or something important
  • Dealing with a problem that feels difficult to resolve or share with others
  • Questions about identity, self-esteem and acceptance

Practice description

I work entirely online. You’ll need an internet-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, PC, laptop), a reliable internet connection, and a space where you can have your session without being disturbed or overheard.

You’ll get to talk about what matters to you from a comfortable and familiar environment, whilst I attend to everything you say. I'll draw upon my practical and theoretical knowledge to help bring about greater self-awareness for you.

What are your qualifications?

I have a degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Gender Studies, along with a diploma in Counselling. I also hold qualifications in online therapy and bereavement, whilst also attending courses and workshops on an ongoing basis.

Which counselling modalities do you use?

My diploma focused on psychodynamic and person-centred approaches to counselling and my degrees focused on CBT, mindfulness and feminist approaches to counselling and understanding others. I attempt to carefully use these approaches to work in a way that is best suited to your needs, preferences and goals.

How many sessions should I have?

As many as you feel you need. Some clients have positive outcomes after one session, whilst others like to have a much longer time to develop a relationship and deeply explore their behaviours and thoughts. I usually suggest that we work together for a fixed number of sessions (usually 6, 12 or 20), or simply work in an open-ended manner with frequent reviews to check that the therapy is still going in the right direction for you.

How much does a session cost?

£50 (or 55€ for clients outside the UK) for a 50-minute session.

Which payment methods do you accept?

Any major debit or credit card is accepted. You will receive an online invoice by email, which can be paid securely online before each session.

My first session

Your first session will be an opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy and to gain an understanding of what, if any, goals you have. Together, we will attempt to understand what a positive counselling outcome looks like. I will be curious about you and may ask questions about your family, friends, interests, work, home and relationships.

You will be able to ask questions about the process, and will be encouraged to do so throughout our time working together. Prior to your first session, you will be asked to complete a short survey about your preferences within therapy – such as whether you want us to focus on the past, the future, or have no specific preference. Even if you haven't had therapy before, this can be a helpful way of exploring your expectations.

In advance of your session, you’ll receive details of the video conferencing software we will use to connect (this is usually Zoom) along with a link to your private online room. Please test that this link and your equipment work in advance of our session.

I work from a private, confidential, room using high-speed fibre internet and high-quality video and audio equipment to ensure you get the best possible online therapy experience.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, 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

Therapist - Vannes

Vannes 56
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

New clients, aged 18 or over, are very welcome. Please contact me using the form on this page for more information. I can usually see you for a first session or a brief chat within a few days of contacting me.

About me and my therapy practice

Relocation | Identity | Loss | Bereavement | Gender | Sexuality. I am a caring and compassionate counsellor offering you a safe, online space to explore whatever is on your mind.

My approach is to attempt to understand the world from your perspective, then use this awareness to draw upon a range of psychological approaches to help you achieve your desired outcome.

I have had the privilege of working with children from the age of six through to adults in their eighties on a wide range of issues, including loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, sexuality, gender and identity.

By taking an integrative approach to counselling, I draw upon a range of professional training and academic qualifications to support you. This may include looking at how past - perhaps forgotten - events have shaped the way you feel today. Or it may involve looking deeply into how you view the world, and beginning to make sense of that together. It could include exercises, such as mindfulness or CBT to challenge existing patterns of thought and behaviour. Most likely, it will involve a mixture of these, and I will be sure to check throughout our work together that my approaches and suggestions are working for you.

I also draw upon theories of gender and identity, and how your sense of self meets at the intersection of race, class, gender, disability, sexual orientation and culture. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, including being sex affirmative, chemsex aware and sex worker aware.

Common themes and issues I work with include:

  • Finding ways to deal with depressive, anxious or angry thoughts and feelings
  • Coping with a significant life event like the end of a relationship or the loss of someone or something important
  • Dealing with a problem that feels difficult to resolve or share with others
  • Questions about identity, self-esteem and acceptance

Practice description

You’ll need an internet-enabled device, a reliable internet connection, and a space where you can have your session without being disturbed or overheard.

You’ll get to talk about what matters to you from a comfortable and familiar space, whilst I attend to everything you say. I'll draw upon my practical and theoretical knowledge to help bring about greater self-awareness for you.

What are your qualifications?

I have a degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Gender Studies, along with a diploma in Counselling. I also hold qualifications in online therapy and bereavement, whilst also attending courses and workshops on an ongoing basis.

Which counselling modalities do you use?

My diploma focused on psychodynamic and person-centred approaches to counselling and my degrees focused on CBT, mindfulness and feminist approaches to counselling and understanding others. I attempt to carefully use these approaches to work in a way that is best suited to your needs, preferences and goals.

How many sessions should I have?

As many as you feel you need. Some clients have positive outcomes after one session, whilst others like to have a much longer time to develop a relationship and deeply explore their behaviours and thoughts. I usually suggest that we work together for a fixed number of sessions (usually 6, 12 or 20), or simply work in an open-ended manner with frequent reviews to check that the therapy is still going in the right direction for you.

How much does a session cost?

55€ for a 50-minute session.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

You will not have to pay for the session if you cancel or reschedule more than 72 hours before its scheduled start time.

Which payment methods do you accept?

Any major debit or credit card is accepted. You will receive an online invoice by email, which can be paid securely online before each session.

My first session

Your first session will be an opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy and to gain an understanding of what, if any, goals you have. Together, we will attempt to understand what a positive counselling outcome looks like. I will be curious about you and may ask questions about your family, friends, interests, work, home and relationships.

You will be able to ask questions about the process, and will be encouraged to do so throughout our time working together. Prior to your first session, you will be asked to complete a short survey about your preferences within therapy – such as whether you want us to focus on the past, the future, or have no specific preference. Even if you haven't had therapy before, this can be a helpful way of exploring your expectations.

In advance of your session, you’ll receive details of the video conferencing software we will use to connect (this is usually Zoom) along with a link to your private online room. Please test that this link and your equipment work in advance of our session.

I work from a private, confidential, room using high-speed fibre internet and high-quality video and audio equipment to ensure you get the best possible online therapy experience.

What I can help with

Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, 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

Therapist - Exeter

Exeter EX4
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

New clients, aged 18 or over, are very welcome. Please contact me using the form on this page for more information.

About me and my therapy practice

Identity | Loss | Bereavement | Gender | Sexuality. I am a caring and compassionate counsellor offering you a safe, online space to explore whatever is on your mind.

My approach is to attempt to understand the world from your perspective, then use this awareness to draw upon a range of psychological approaches to help you achieve your desired outcome.

I have had the privilege of working with children from the age of six through to adults in their eighties on a wide range of issues, including loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, sexuality, gender and identity.

By taking an integrative approach to counselling, I draw upon a range of professional training and academic qualifications to support you. This may include looking at how past - perhaps forgotten - events have shaped the way you feel today. Or it may involve looking deeply into how you view the world, and beginning to make sense of that together. It could include exercises, such as mindfulness or CBT to challenge existing patterns of thought and behaviour. Most likely, it will involve a mixture of these, and I will be sure to check throughout our work together that my approaches and suggestions are working for you.

I also draw upon theories of gender and identity, and how your sense of self meets at the intersection of race, class, gender, disability, sexual orientation and culture. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, including being sex affirmative, chemsex aware and sex worker aware.

Common themes and issues I work with include:

  • Finding ways to deal with depressive, anxious or angry thoughts and feelings
  • Coping with a significant life event like the end of a relationship or the loss of someone or something important
  • Dealing with a problem that feels difficult to resolve or share with others
  • Questions about identity, self-esteem and acceptance

Practice description

You’ll need an internet-enabled device a reliable internet connection, and a space where you can have your session without being disturbed or overheard. You’ll get to talk about what matters to you from a comfortable and familiar environment, whilst I attend to everything you say. I'll draw upon my practical and theoretical knowledge to help bring about greater self-awareness for you.

What are your qualifications?

I have a degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Gender Studies, along with a diploma in Counselling. I also hold qualifications in online therapy and bereavement, whilst also attending courses and workshops on an ongoing basis.

Which counselling modalities do you use?

My diploma focused on psychodynamic and person-centred approaches to counselling and my degrees focused on CBT, mindfulness and feminist approaches to counselling and understanding others. I attempt to carefully use these approaches to work in a way that is best suited to your needs, preferences and goals.

How much does a session cost?

£50 (or 55€ for clients outside the UK) for a 50-minute session.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

You will not have to pay for the session if you cancel or reschedule more than 72 hours before its scheduled start time.

Which payment methods do you accept?

Any major debit or credit card is accepted. You will receive an online invoice by email, which can be paid securely online before each session.

My first session

Your first session will be an opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy and to gain an understanding of what, if any, goals you have. Together, we will attempt to understand what a positive counselling outcome looks like. I will be curious about you and may ask questions about your family, friends, interests, work, home and relationships.

You will be able to ask questions about the process, and will be encouraged to do so throughout our time working together. Prior to your first session, you will be asked to complete a short survey about your preferences within therapy – such as whether you want us to focus on the past, the future, or have no specific preference. Even if you haven't had therapy before, this can be a helpful way of exploring your expectations.

In advance of your session, you’ll receive details of the video conferencing software we will use to connect (this is usually Zoom) along with a link to your private online room. Please test that this link and your equipment work in advance of our session.

I work from a private, confidential, room using high-speed fibre internet and high-quality video and audio equipment to ensure you get the best possible online therapy experience.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

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

Therapist - Solihull

Solihull B94
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

New clients, aged 18 or over, are very welcome. Please contact me using the form on this page for more information. I can usually offer an initial session within a few days of contact.

About me and my therapy practice

Identity | Life transitions | Loss | Bereavement | Gender | Sexuality. I am a caring and compassionate counsellor offering you a safe therapeutic space to explore whatever is on your mind.

My approach is to attempt to understand the world from your perspective, then use this awareness to draw upon a range of psychological approaches to help you achieve your desired outcome.

I have had the privilege of working with children from the age of six through to adults in their eighties on a wide range of issues, including loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, fear, anger, sexuality, gender and identity.

By taking an integrative approach to counselling, I draw upon a range of professional training and academic qualifications to support you. This may include looking at how past - perhaps unconscious or forgotten - events have shaped the way you feel today. Or it may involve looking deeply into how you view the world, and beginning to make sense of that together. It could include exercises, such as mindfulness or CBT to challenge existing patterns of thought and behaviour. Most likely, it will involve a mixture of these, and I will be sure to check throughout our work together that my approaches and suggestions are working for you.

I also draw upon theories of gender and identity, and how your sense of self meets at the intersection of race, class, gender, disability, sexual orientation and culture. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, including being sex affirmative, chemsex aware and sex worker aware.

Common themes and issues I work with include:

• Finding a way to deal with depressive, anxious or angry thoughts and feelings

• Coping with a significant life event like the end of a relationship or the loss of someone or something important

• Questions about identity, self-esteem and acceptance

Practice description

You’ll need a reliable internet connection, and a space where you can have your session without being disturbed or overheard.

You’ll get to talk about what matters to you from a comfortable and familiar environment, whilst I attend to everything you say. I'll draw upon my practical and theoretical knowledge to help bring about greater self-awareness for you.

What are your qualifications?

I have a degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Gender Studies, along with a diploma in Counselling. I also hold qualifications in online therapy and bereavement, whilst also attending courses and workshops on an ongoing basis.

How many sessions should I have?

As many as you feel you need. Some clients have positive outcomes after one session, whilst others like to have a much longer time to develop a relationship and deeply explore their behaviours and thoughts. I usually suggest that we work together for a fixed number of sessions (usually 6, 12 or 20), or simply work in an open-ended manner with frequent reviews to check that the therapy is still going in the right direction for you.

How much does a session cost?

£50 (or 55€ for clients outside the UK) for a 50-minute session.

What if I need to cancel or reschedule?

You will not have to pay for the session if you cancel or reschedule more than 72 hours before its scheduled start time.

Which payment methods do you accept?

Any major debit or credit card is accepted. You will receive an online invoice by email, which can be paid securely online before each session.

My first session

Your first session will be an opportunity to talk about what brings you to therapy and to gain an understanding of what, if any, goals you have. Together, we will attempt to understand what a positive counselling outcome looks like. I will be curious about you and may ask questions about your family, friends, interests, work, home and relationships.

You will be able to ask questions about the process, and will be encouraged to do so throughout our time working together. Prior to your first session, you will be asked to complete a short survey about your preferences within therapy – such as whether you want us to focus on the past, the future, or have no specific preference. Even if you haven't had therapy before, this can be a helpful way of exploring your expectations.

In advance of your session, you’ll receive details of the video conferencing software we will use to connect (this is usually Zoom) along with a link to your private online room. Please test that this link and your equipment work in advance of our session.

I work from a private, confidential, room using high-speed fibre internet and high-quality video and audio equipment to ensure you get the best possible online therapy experience.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, 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