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Margaret Smith

I trained in counselling over twenty years ago and subsequently went on to to complete both supervision and psychotherapy training. Responding to therapy changes within the NHS, I completed my cognitive behavioural training over 10 years ago. I have worked privately and within the NHS.

I have had a meditation practice for over thirty years. I am trained to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and more recently trained to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (MBCT-L). I have delivered over 10 MBCT courses within the NHS and recently have been delivering MBCT-L courses to groups and individuals. I have a mindfulness supervision practice for mindfulness teachers and trainee mindfulness teachers. 

Prior to my work as therapist I trained as a General and Sick Children’s Nurse, working on wards, neonatal intensive care units and also as a member of staff in a Children’s Hospice.

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver
1990

About

Gentle Spirit

I find that walking in the heart of beautiful landscape, tending my garden, listening to and playing music are all uplifting activities that nourish me. I enjoy taking time just to settle and be still, delighting in the gifts that nature has to offer.

I discovered in my early career, that being alongside others, providing a safe space for them to talk about and express their feelings, was an experience I felt drawn to. It therefore felt a natural progression for me to train in counselling and psychotherapy. I firmly believe that the quality of presence within the therapeutic relationship is core. Grounded in this belief, the invitation both in the psychotherapy, supervision and mindfulness work I offer, is to help whoever I am with to move towards a more fulfilling life, to learn to listen to themselves and respond to their own inner voice.

I am Registered/Accredited member of:

  • British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP);
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) 
  • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP)
  • British Association of Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA)

Training and Qualifications:

  • University Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Person-Centred Supervision
  • MSc in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate of Competence in Teaching Mindfulness
  • Certificate in CBT Supervision
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Supervision
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 

What I offer

Psychotherapy &
Counselling

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Cognitive
Behavioural Therapy

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Mindfulness
Courses

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Supervision
available

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