Angie Smithson: Person-centred/humanistic Psychotherapist, Colchester, CO2 Colchester, CO6
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Angie Smithson

Person-centred/humanistic psychotherapist
Colchester CO2 , Colchester CO6
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About Me

As a therapist, I passionately believe in nurturing the optimum conditions for a positive therapeutic relationship to support you emotionally as you explore personal solutions in life at your own pace. I actively seek to foster equality within a non-judgemental environment and trust in the power of humanness within the therapeutic relationship, with mutuality and respect for each other’s expertise. I also value diversity and trust your emotional process as we journey courageously together in therapy, welcoming any dissonance in a restorative process of co-production and co-creators within your process. Although I actively shed any expert title within our journey, I will gently hold the skills I hold to support you in your journey. 

 

I seek to walk alongside those struggling with self-destructive behaviour, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and eating disorders. I have found that uniting the person-centred approach alongside dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) the therapeutic relationship can evolve into a safe place for a meeting of minds. Where participants can become co-creators, find personal empowerment, become self-directed and attain new life skills seeking that can identify, accept and change negative thinking patterns by looking at four key areas: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relationships. The aim is to support individuals find new ways to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in life.

 

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is known for its impact on those living with dual diagnosis, borderline personality disorder, suicidal ideation, addiction, self-harm or other mental health problems which may threaten personal well-being, relationships safety or work. DBT enables individuals to identify and change negative thinking patterns and move towards positive behavioural changes

 

I offer a safe and secure environment for individuals and families seeking to find solutions, personal empowerment and to explore self-enabling behaviours in life. I work both long and short term with a variety of issues and embrace individuation, plurality and diversity within my practice

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Locations

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First Practice
Address
Kingsford Stables Therapy Centre
5A/7 The Stream, Layer Road,
Essex
Colchester
CO2 0HS

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Second Practice
Address
Colne Valley Counselling
Colne Engaine
Essex
Colchester
CO6 2JD

Issues often worked with

Addiction
Anxiety
Bereavement
Bipolar disorder
Emotional abuse
Interpersonal relationships
Personality disorders
Self-esteem
Social anxiety
Suicidal thoughts
Trauma
Learning difficulties

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups

Adult
Group
Couples
Adolescents

Fees

Initial Consultation - Free

£60 - £80 - Therapeutic hour. 

Training and qualifications

BA ( Hons) Person-Centred Counselling, Essex University 

 

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy