My Approach

My psychotherapeutic perspective places you, your unique qualities and your individual needs at the centre of the work. Working from a Humanistic Integrative approach makes this possible in that I am continuously cultivating a range of skills from various approaches which enable me to best meet your needs.

I consider you as an integrated ‘whole’ made up of body, mind and spirit as well as being in constant relationship with your surroundings. It is important to be able to hold all of these aspects of human experience at once and with equal importance.

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Psychotherapy can be helpful for a range of issues. Here is a brief list of things that you might be seeking help for:

Anxiety
Bereavement and Loss
‘Breakdown’
Depression
Loss of meaning
Panic attacks
Questions about your faith and spirituality
Relationship issues
Self Esteem
Stress
Trauma and abuse

What Next?

Please get in touch via the Contact Page if you feel you would like to explore therapy with me. We will have a preliminary phone call to see if our timings work and to check that what I offer meets your needs (it may be that I will refer you on to another therapist who more accurately meets your needs).

Once we have covered the above we will arrange an assessment which lasts up to one and a half hours. The cost of the Assessment is £60.

The assessment process is as much for you to see if you would like to work with me as it is for me to get a sense of your needs.

Once we decide to work together we will agree a day and time when we will meet weekly. How long the therapy lasts depends on what we decide in the assessment.

I ask that you commit to this arrangement for you to get the most out of the therapy.

I look forward to meeting you,

Claudia Smith

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