Barry Smale

Barry Smale

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07900 243509

Contact Barry

Therapist - Ashtead

Ashtead KT21
07900 243509
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

During my career I have been fortunate to work in a wide variety of settings and with all kinds of clients. It has led me to focus less on one style of therapy and more on the common things that help people get well. I have trained in a number of approaches (including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR, various sensorimotor) and, as a result of the variety of help clients have needed, have learned how these approaches can be used and combined to help people be well. My approach is to identify what is getting in the way of people getting on with life as they want to and use my clinical skill and judgement to use the right approach to help them change these things.

My career as a therapist has coincided with a time of great development in understanding of genetics and neuroscience. The leaps forward in these areas have helped us understand more about things that underlay many psychological problems. It has meant practices like mindfulness and biofeedback are now understood in terms of the real effects they have on people and when they are useful (and when they aren’t). I have been lucky enough to work with pioneering people like Professor Gordon Turnbull and Phil Mollon who have helped me to learn to apply this understanding to people’s problems.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Self-harm, Service veterans, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, EMDR, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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