Valerie Smith

Counsellor, MBACP Accred

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
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01875 447076 Website

Valerie Smith

Counsellor, MBACP Accred

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Cockenzie Business Centre
Edinburgh Road
Prestonpans EH32
01875 447076
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am accepting new clients and am offering counselling via telephone or video sessions using secure applications such as Zoom or VSee.

About

Many things bring us to counselling. For some, it is overwhelming emotions, such as loss or anger. For others, it is painful or restrictive marital or family relationships. Some of us seek counselling because day-to-day life feels pointless or it’s dominated by anxiety. Some of us are quite stuck: for example, you may have a part of you that wants to achieve things in life but another part of you that habitually sabotages your efforts.
Counselling can really help. I can offer you a safe, confidential space where you feel at ease to explore the experiences which are troubling you and identify what your needs are and what must change. My focus is on enabling you to understand and be compassionate towards your experience, even towards those parts of you that you dislike or are afraid of.
Seeking counselling can feel daunting. If you would like to know more before committing to a session, please give me a call or email me. Finding the right counsellor is crucial, therefore I offer a half-price initial 60-minute session. It is an opportunity for us both to assess whether counselling with me is right for you at this time.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: £50
Pay By: Bank transfer
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Accredited Member
  • Training: Person Centred and Psychodynamic Counselling Practice / 2016

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Edinburgh / MA Hons English Language
  • Certificate: University of Strathclyde / Levels 1 and 2, Emotion Focused Therapy / 2018

Location

Cockenzie Business Centre
Edinburgh Road
Prestonpans EH32
01875 447076
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • I work with young people over the age of eighteen
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Valerie Smith

Counsellor, MBACP Accred