Ailsa Smith Thompson

Ailsa Smith Thompson

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Morpeth

Morpeth ne61
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

"Be like a Dandelion. Whenever they fall apart, they start up again. Have hope." I offer psychotherapeutic counselling for adults & young people; this is an opportunity to explore feelings and build resilience in a creative, safe and containing space. I offer a warm, empathic approach, the relationship being at the heart of the work. For kids: I can help you when you feel sad, cross, scared, worried, annoyed or frustrated with yourself, with school, or with an adult or other people around you. I am are trained to help you make sense of these 'muddly' feelings. I have toys, games, art stuff and lots of other fun stuff! I try to really listen to you and understand your 'muddly' feelings and help you to figure out what you would like to change. For young people: Sometimes, life can be tough and people growing up can be under a lot of pressure. Whatever is on your mind; problems, decisions, worries, mixed-up feelings or changes, I can help you explore these and support you to work out what is holding you back or the things you would like to be different. I can help you to consider strategies that really work for you. You will be in charge of the ‘agenda’. For adults: You may be struggling to make sense of your situation or feel stuck and unsure how to move forward. You may have a sense that something needs to change but are not sure where to start. Perhaps there is a sense of feeling overwhelmed by your difficulties, or, you may not be living the kind of life you would like. I work in a collaborative way to help you understand and overcome the barriers that are preventing you from living your life in the way you would like. My aim is to support you in gaining understanding and insight, which will help you to explore different perspectives and make choices for yourself. Warm Wishes Ailsa

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Groups, 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