Shan Smythe

Shan Smythe

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07533 220 829

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Therapist - Northleach

Northleach GL54
07533 220 829
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


Hello, thanks for looking at my listing. I currently have availability for new clients at various times on: Tuesdays (daytime), Wednesdays (evenings), and Thursdays (daytime).

About me and my therapy practice

I am a professional, qualified therapeutic counsellor working with adults in the North Cotswolds. I am warm, empathic and genuine. I provide a safe, confidential space where you can express yourself freely and process complex thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement.

Whatever brings you to seek counselling, I will work hard to understand your goals and support you as you move towards resolution, relief or change. 

Sessions are held in person at The Counselling Pod at Far Peak, near Northleach; a cosy space surrounded by countryside. If you are not local or are unable to travel, I can provide counselling online or by telephone.  

Practice description

By working integratively I can combine different counselling methods to suit your individual needs.

I take a Person-Centred approach in all of my work. At the heart of this lies the premise that we can grow, change and reach our full potential, under the right conditions. My role is to help you do just that, by providing a safe, trusting environment in which you can really understand your experience, and identify and break down the barriers which may be preventing you from moving forwards.

I also use Psychodynamic theory, looking at childhood experiences and the key relationships of our early years, which can have significant influence over our thoughts, feelings and actions as adults. Working through unresolved issues of your past can help you live more freely in your present.  

My first session

I offer a free, 20-minute telephone introduction call so you have an opportunity to experience how it might be for us to work together. 

We will look at our contract in the first session, and I can answer any questions you may have about the counselling process and what to expect.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Obsessions, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian