Colleen Smith Org
Colleen Smith Org

Counselling is a Talking Therapy. I work as a Integrative counsellor working with adults, children and young people within private and educational settings in Swindon and Minety, Wiltshire.

 

DIP: Theraupeutic Counsellor and DIP Child and Young Persons Counsellor

Counselling Services

Thank you for considering me as a counsellor. I believe that the our relationship is key to support change and requires mutual trust, openness and honesty. To establish this trust, it is important that you are happy to work with me. I therefore offer a reduced rate for our first session so that we can get to know each other and that you feel comfortable, without any further obligation. Please feel free to call me on 07859 414 376 or use the contact form to set up an appointment or ask additional questions.

 

I provide a safe, confidential environment in which to explore your difficulties through a collaborative approach at your pace.

 

Therapy is a space for you to be yourself, giving you time to talk, cry and time to think and reflect. Once a safe relationship has developed between us based on empathy and trust you will be able to consider what actions need to be taken to make change.

 

Speaking to a trained counsellor can help you to become clearer about issues, find answers, discover ways to cope with feelings and manage behaviours.

Some Areas of Expertise

  • Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Debt
  • Family
  • Couples Counselling
  • Work issues
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Loss
  • Parenting
  • Shame
  • Fear
  • Stress

I work with an integrative approach using a combination of counselling theories and skills such as:

  • Person Centred
  • CBT (Cognitibe Behaviour Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic Insights
  • Brief Solution Focused
  • Mindfulness
  • I offer short or long term therapy for individuals which is discussed and decided at the initial assessment with you. Counselling is an important decision and you the client must feel comfortable working with me.

 

  • Weekly appointments are charged at £45 for 1 hour session.
  • Couples appointments are charged at £65 for 1 hour session.

Mindfulness

 

Mindfulness can help you to manage your wellbeing and mental health,

by feeling less overwhelmed, reduce anxiety levels, support you to manage

difficulties, reduce levels of depression and stress, improve your quality of sleep,

reduce over worrying, help you to learn to have  greater self-compassion for

yourself.

 

Being mindful helps us to train our attention we can take more control over our

focus of attention, and choose what we focus on and lessen negative thoughts

that dominate and distresses us taking our minds from present moment

 

I offer these creative Mindfulness courses but can also offer a different approach

based more on relaxation

 

8 week Creative Mindfulness course 6-8 children/young people mixed group £800 can be run during school day

 

Parent/Carer Mindfulness Well-being course, sessions are a mixture of subjects,

a variety of activities including crafts, several activities based around well-being

at parent/carers take home to complete alongside their children. 6 or 8 sessions

x 1.5 hours £600/£800

 

Parents have loved this course, they have commented how much they have enjoyed sharing the craft activities at home with their children. Many resources are included for parents to take home making exercises easy and fun. They have particularly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and being able to enjoy the arty aspect to the sessions, artistic flair is not an request.

Packages & Session Information

Children Privately

 

My room is furnished with toy's, sand trays and creative arts in order that children can relax and be counselled through play. These sessions last 50 minutes to 1 hour depending on the child. Sessions will be charged at the fee of £45.00 per hour. All telephone calls should come through 07859 414 376.

 

Adult Counselling

 

My counselling room is located at:

 

Minety

Wiltshire

 

Parking

 

Off road private parking

 

Disabled Clients

 

My room is disabled friendly.

Counselling in Schools

I currently work with several Swindon schools offering bespoke packages, long and short term contracts. If you are a Head Teacher and would like further information or to discuss this, please contact me. Reduced rates for schools are available.

 

Counselling in schools: a blueprint for the future. See full report here:

Counselling in schools: a blueprint for the future
Departmental advice for school leaders and counsellors
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SAT's Anxiety

 

3 x 1 hour sessions to support SAT's anxiety, small group work maximum 8 pupils. 

 

Coping strategies, relaxation techniques, tips to manage sleep and diet, affirmations, visualisations and much more. Cost £300.

 

Training Offered

 

Workshops can be delivered to schools and other organisations tailored to staff and parent-carers.

 

  • Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
  • Creative Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Attachment Play
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Bereavement Support

Bespoke Packages Available

  • Staff Meetings
  • Assemblies
  • Teacher Development days
  • Packages to suit your needs
  • Short term and long term
  • One off workshops or series of workshops available
  • Special events:
    • World Mental Health Day
    • Mental Health Awareness Week
    • Young Carers Awareness Day
  • Pricing from £100 per hour

Calendar of events to recognise mental wellbeing:

New Service Available

The Rewind Technique "Closure Without Disclosure for Adults and Children aged over four

The Rewind Technique (RT) has become internationally recognised as an indispensable adjunct to treat PTSD.

Information

Colleen Smith Counselling

 

Minety

Nr. Malmesbury

Wiltshire

 

email:

info@colleensmith.org

 

Phone: 07859 414 376

 

Or use our contact form.

 

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"Courage doesn't happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life." Shannon L. Alder

 

 

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