Angie Smithson

Angie Smithson


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07843734715

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Therapist - Colchester

Colchester CO6
07843734715
Sessions from £60.00

Features

About me and my therapy practice

I am an experienced person-centred psychotherapist offering a safe confidential and empathic therapeutic space to adults seeking support within one to one or group therapy. I am passionate about my work within private practice and facilitating individuals to explore personal solutions in life at their own pace. 

My approach as a therapist is to offer humanness and a non-judgemental attitude to foster the optimum conditions for a positive therapeutic relationship. I believe this attitude can best support your progress, and to ensure this, I draw upon knowledge gained while training, a commitment to continued professional development and life experiences. These core skills have become attuned over time, benefiting from experience gained working within multidisciplinary teams in several health care settings.

I work both long and short term with a variety of issues and embrace individuation, plurality and diversity within my practice.

Practice description

My focus has been on working with adults and young people who are struggling with self-destructive behaviours. Such as addictions, co-dependency, self-harm, body image, suicidal ideation and post-traumatic stress disorder. Alongside working with dyslexia, autism, depression, grief, social isolation, anxiety, low self-esteem, and mood disorders. 

I work sessionally within The Priory Hospital Group, and within this role I have the opportunity to develop upon training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, working with mental health needs such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, dual diagnosis, borderline personality disorder, addiction, eating disorders, anxiety low-self esteem and low self-worth, or other mental health problems which may threaten emotional well being or safety at work. This experience supports my private practice, and builds upon my person-centred foundations. As it is part of my hope to support individuals seeking to identify and change negative thinking patterns and move towards positive behavioural changes.

My background working within numerous healthcare settings as part of a multidisciplinary team has incorporated therapeutic group facilitation, creativity, workshops, mindfulness, body scan meditation and detox acupuncture.


My first session

I offer a free initial consultation, either by phone or online, where we can explore your reasons for seeking therapy together and assess if I meet your needs. 


What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Asperger syndrome, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Work related issues

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Groups

How I deliver therapy

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