Heather Smith

Heather Smith


Registered Member MBACP

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01925 939818

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Therapist - Warrington

Warrington WA5
01925 939818
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor based in Warrington who specialises in working with women who are perhaps struggling with confidence, anxiety, lost identity and the emotional and physical aspects of menopause. I use a blended approach where I will give you the space to talk and share your experience, alongside working together to equip you with the tools and strategies to help you manage day-to-day. Using Psychodynamic therapy, we will work to understand how the past may be influencing your present situation and take on those negative thoughts that intrude on our daily life.

That might mean taking care of old beliefs that stem from childhood and looking at them with your fresh adult eyes; relabelling automatic beliefs you may be holding onto; and, ultimately unlocking the past to put some meaning and understanding into how it is affecting your present and ultimately your future.

Remember, this is your time and investment in yourself, so choosing the right therapist is vital. I offer a free 30 minute consultation, which will give you the opportunity to learn more about how I work and what to expect from counselling with me, and hopefully put you at ease a little as you embark on your counselling journey.

Practice description

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • I feel anxious and overwhelmed by life.
  • I feel constantly worn out from excessive worry; I can’t seem to turn my thoughts off!
  • I am worrying from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.
  • …and by the time I go to bed, already exhausted from worry, I still can’t sleep!
  • I am always telling myself that I am not good enough, and I feel that this is holding me back.
  • I feel like I’ve lost a part of who I am.

If the above sounds familiar, then you are in the right place.

Often we just simply struggle on, we try to ignore how we feel thinking that there’s always someone else that’s in a worse place than us, right? Wrong. Your experience matters to you and what you’re feeling is real, overwhelming and exhausting. Counselling offers you the space and time to invest in yourself, to explore and unravel the way we think and feel and give you the tools to help you live a more fulfilling and content life.

My first session

Ultimately, counselling is an investment in yourself, and it is one of the most and important investments you can make.

I offer a no-obligation 30 minute consultation, which is at no charge to you.  This time will give you the opportunity to share your story with me, learn more about the way I work, and will help you work out if my style of counselling is right for you.


What I can help with

Anxiety, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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

Therapist - Wigan

Wigan WN1
01925 939818
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor based in the North West and working online during the COVID-19 pandemic. I specialise in working with women who are perhaps struggling with confidence, anxiety, lost identity and the emotional and physical aspects of menopause. I use a blended approach where I will give you the space to talk and share your experience, alongside working together to equip you with the tools and strategies to help you manage day-to-day. Using Psychodynamic therapy, we will work to understand how the past may be influencing your present situation and take on those negative thoughts that intrude on our daily life.

That might mean taking care of old beliefs that stem from childhood and looking at them with your fresh adult eyes; relabelling automatic beliefs you may be holding onto; and, ultimately unlocking the past to put some meaning and understanding into how it is affecting your present and ultimately your future.

Remember, this is your time and investment in yourself, so choosing the right therapist is vital. I offer a free 30 minute consultation, which will give you the opportunity to learn more about how I work and what to expect from counselling with me, and hopefully put you at ease a little as you embark on your counselling journey.

Practice description

Do any of the following apply to you?

  • I feel anxious and overwhelmed by life.
  • I feel constantly worn out from excessive worry; I can’t seem to turn my thoughts off!
  • I am worrying from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.
  • …and by the time I go to bed, already exhausted from worry, I still can’t sleep!
  • I am always telling myself that I am not good enough, and I feel that this is holding me back.
  • I feel like I’ve lost a part of who I am.

If the above sounds familiar, then you are in the right place.

Often we just simply struggle on, we try to ignore how we feel thinking that there’s always someone else that’s in a worse place than us, right? Wrong. Your experience matters to you and what you’re feeling is real, overwhelming and exhausting. Counselling offers you the space and time to invest in yourself, to explore and unravel the way we think and feel and give you the tools to help you live a more fulfilling and content life.

My first session

Ultimately, counselling is an investment in yourself, and it is one of the most and important investments you can make.

I offer a no-obligation 30 minute consultation, which is at no charge to you. This time will give you the opportunity to share your story with me, learn more about the way I work, and will help you work out if my style of counselling is right for you.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

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

Supervisor - Warrington

Warrington WA5
01925 939818
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Online supervision available

As a clinical supervisor, I aim to help you to connect with your passion for work and develop your personal and professional identity, which can often be challenged for those of us in private practice, amidst the many additional responsibilities and pressures of running a business.

I believe in the value of supervision which, when we might feel stuck, offers space to sit and connect with another, who will gently support and challenge us to grow, bringing new meaning and clarity to our work. I will facilitate this by drawing upon my own experience, and by the use of collaborative contracting and evaluation methods. However, it is our relationship that will always supersede technique and, by exploring what emerges in the moment together, we can experience truly transformative conversations.

Supervision can often feel challenging and we can keenly feel the vulnerability of the process. I bring compassion and humility to the supervisory relationship where we will aim to find the courage together to turn towards those times where we may struggle, with the wisdom and willingness to work to find clarity together.

I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision from The University of Derby and currently work within organisations offering individual and group supervision.

I use Hawkins and Shoet’s Seven Eyed Model, which is a relational approach to supervision and can be seen as a hologram in which every moment contains everything that ‘needs to be embodied, felt, and known’. Supervision allows us to become present to a moment of awareness, allowing us to slow down so that the ‘wound, disturbance or disconnection that seems to be breaking everything and us apart is, instead, the road back home’.


Practice description

It is important to find a supervisor with whom you feel comfortable and who you feel will be able to support your professional goals. There is the opportunity for us to have a 30 minute ‘discovery’ call, via Zoom, where we can get to know one another a little more and talk through your goals for supervision. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a call.

Additionally, you may wish to visit my website to find out more about my practice.

Types of therapy

CBT, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling