Colleen Smith Org
Colleen Smith Org

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Colleen Smith

 

As well as a trained counsellor I also offer other services

 

  • Family Support Advisor
  • Mindfulness
  • Relax Kids
  • Reiki

 

 

Experience

 

I set up my small independent private practice “Family Support “ in 2012 having previously worked in a variety of aspects and positions in educational settings supporting children and their families for over 22 years. I am based in Wiltshire, covering Swindon, Cirencester and Malmesbury areas.

 

I went onto train as a integrative person centred counsellor which means that I believe that our relationship is key and my focus is based around understanding your needs and that I am led by you at your pace. Being able to offer counselling enables me to reach and support more children, young people and adults at a deeper level.

 

I am passionate and about the health and welfare of children, families, parents/carers, young people and adult well-being. Currently I volunteer with Wiltshire Treehouse which is a wonderful charity for bereaved children and young people.

 

Interests

 

I have a compassionate, hardworking nature which has led me to train further in  Mindfulness, Reiki and Relax Kids, enabling me to assist and support those in greatest need this allows me to dip into my expertise using a variety of best fit techniques and skills many of which are creative-dependent on client’s lead, all of which can help to provide better outcomes and alleviate stress and anxiety.

 

I am a strong believer that our body, mind and spirit are all interconnected. I have undertaken lots of training around the importance of ACES- Adverse Child Experiences and the impact on our mental and physical health. I have a keen interest in disability.

 

Customer service is paramount within my practice, a non-judgemental approach is vital work ethic to me, along with encouragement, compassion, respect and kindness. I undertake regular up to date training to stay ahead and have a special interest in the latest in neuroscience which is vital in understanding how best to respond to children and young people who struggle with their behaviour along with bereavement and attachment.

 

As well as running a private practice I work closely with over 10 Swindon Schools, individuals and other organisations in a variety of ways offering 1:1, group work, staff meetings, training, workshops and seminars offering support around trauma, attachment, anxiety, bereavement, mental health, attachment play and well-being including mindfulness.

 

Our First Session

 

We will complete an assessment together and explore whether you are happy to work with me and how you would like to work. Parking is available.

 

Relax Kids

 

Relax Kids sessions for children, parents/adults, families, whole classes, and community groups, classes in the community, 1:1, and afterschool or lunchtime clubs. (The Relax Kids programme uses movement, games, stretching, breathing, peer massage, positive affirmations and visualisations, to help develop your child’s concentration, self-esteem and confidence, as well as improving their peer relationships and social skills, all whilst having lots of fun!)

 

Relax Kids is not a counselling service but offers strategies to learn skills aiding emotional regulation.

 

Training, qualifications & experience

 

  • I am a Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and my Registration Number is 098253
  • I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QCF) European Qualification Framework Level 5. Awarded by the CBCAB.
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Therapeutic Counselling Levels 1, 2 & 3
  • Post Qualifying Diploma Level 7 in Counselling Children and Young People

Being a trained and qualified counsellor, I adhere to the ethical framework and code of good practice of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy www.bacp.co.uk).

 

I have both public liability and professional indemnity insurances.

Information

Colleen Smith Counselling

 

Minety

Nr. Malmesbury

Wiltshire

 

email:

info@colleensmith.org

 

Phone: 07859 414 376

 

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