Mrs Mary Anne Smith

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS15-02326

Location: Bristol

Key Worker Counselling

Essential contact details are initially checked by phone. This also gives you opportunity to briefly describe your presenting issue, unless you have already stated this in your first contact. I can assess whether or not, the issue you want to address, is something I feel qualified to take forward. If not, then I can help you with referral to a different colleague or organisation. This ensures the best quality of service. Contract details are also discussed, the decision to take up therapy, at this stage, is purely your choice then a mutually agreed date & time can be arranged for an initial face-to-face (Telephone/Skype) session.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) & working under the NCS Code of Ethics with an established complaints procedure, available to view online.
    August 2018 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad Dip PC) &
    Chrysalis Not for profit Ltd. Accredited Professional Therapy Training endorsed by the Professional Standards Authority:
    Feb 2017 Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory Level 4 (Dip CST).


    My professional membership means that I work within the NCS ethical framework & guidelines at all times to ensure your safety. This includes regular monthly supervision & ongoing personal & professional development on my part, offering you the most up-to-date service.

    I qualified as an accredited Hypnotherapist in 2015 following a fulfilling career as a Pharmacist. I feel that my long commitment in this professional role has contributed towards developing a deeper level of empathy in relation to a wide range of medical conditions & ultimately this means that I can wholeheartedly support you on your therapeutic journey.

    I also currently work as a part-time volunteer counsellor for a Counselling Charity in Bristol (Knowle West Health Association) which offers free open-ended counselling.

    Member organisations
  • What I can help with
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Phobias
    • Relationships
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Emotional issues
    • Job interviews
    • Panic attacks
    • Relaxation
    • Self esteem
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Shyness
    • Stress
    • Sleep
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