My Approach

I offer an integrative approach to counselling, which may include aspects of Cognitive Therapy, Solution Focused, Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches. I provide both short term and open ended counselling, depending on your needs and the issues you want to support with.  My motivation for counselling and coaching is grounded in my personal Christian faith and I have an interest in how faith impacts us emotionally and psychologically. I adhere to the BACP code of ethics and so welcome and work with clients of all backgrounds, including those of faith and those of none.

People come to counselling for many different reasons. A common reason is the desire for change. We may want to change how we are feeling or thinking about something, or make a decisions to change a situation we are in.

 

Change is not always easy. Counselling can provide an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and make sense of your situation. Ultimately my aim is to help you feel better. Feeling better might include feeling better in your yourself, about a situation you are struggling with or moving forward into a better future. 

I have experience in helping people with issues such as:

  • depression including postnatal depression

  • worry and anxiety

  • stress and work related stress

  • anger

  • bereavement and loss

  • interpersonal relationships

  • self-esteem

  • decision making

  • re-entry for cross cultural workers

  • culture shock/stress

  • cross-cultural living

  • missionary life and work

Are you in Crisis?

Do you need Immediate Help?

If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please visit www.samaritans.org or www.befrienders.org

Claudia Smith, Your Online Counsellor provides counselling, coaching, stress management consultation          in the Redhill, Reigate, Nutfield, Horley, Dorking and surrounding areas. 

Claudia also works online via Zoom and Protonmail

 

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