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.
I have a compassionate, hardworking nature which has led me to train further in Havening Techniques, Mindfulness, Reiki and Relax Kids, Creative Counselling, enabling me to assist and support those in greatest need, allowing me to dip into many areas of 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 my clients especially, 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 many 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.
Training, qualifications & professional standards authority
Being a trained and qualified counsellor, I adhere to the ethical framework and code of good practice of the NCPS (see above)
I have both public liability and professional indemnity insurances.
Our First Session
We will complete an assessment together and explore whether you are happy to work with me and how you would prefer to work. Parking is available.
Havening Technique Practitioner
Struggling with haunting memories of trauma and desperate for relief? I specialise in swift, gentle, and highly effective modalities for erasing painful feelings of experiences. As a trauma-informed counsellor and certified Havening practitioner, I help children, young people, and adults break free from the grip of trauma, guiding you toward a life without the weight of past events. If you're yearning for a fresh start and eager to leave behind painful memories, let's work together to rewrite your story. #TraumaRelief #HaveningHeals #BreakFree"
Havening Techniques® and its effect on stressful life events and traumatic memory, offers an opportunity to provide remarkable healing.
Colleen Smith Counselling
Phone: 07859 414 376
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