Louise Smith

Louise Smith

Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07500 142147

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Therapist - Downside, Cobham

Downside, Cobham KT11
07500 142147
Sessions from £50.00


  • Concessionary rates


Monday: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Tuesday: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Wednesday: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Thursday: 9.30am - 7.00pm

Friday: by arrangement

Saturday: by arrangement

Sunday: closed

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Louise and I am a fully qualified counsellor with several years’ experience of working with adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties.

I came to counselling after significant changes in my own life, and this was when I experienced the value of counselling for the first time. I found a safe space, just for me, where I could talk through what was happening and where my feelings could be contained and supported. The counselling I received at that time was invaluable in helping me to move forward to a happier, more fulfilled version of me. This experience has helped influence how I now work with clients.

Practice description

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have made the decision to pause face-to-face counselling. This is to ensure our physical safety, as well as to maintain a regular, consistent space for your therapy, minimising the need for breaks due to self-isolation or further lockdowns. During this time, I am able to offer both online and telephone counselling.

There will come a time when working face-to-face will be possible. I will continue to monitor this and act in accordance with government Covid-19 guidelines. We can discuss whether meeting face-to-face is right for you, or if you would prefer for your sessions to remain online/telephone. My office is in Downside, near Cobham in Surrey. It is a comfortable space, with off-road parking, and affords a great amount of privacy. 

My first session

Our first session will normally be to establish whether or not we believe that we can work together – do you feel comfortable with me? Do I believe that I can help you? The first session typically includes me asking more direct questions, with subsequent sessions being more open and led by your needs.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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