Shirley Smith | Accredited Counsellor | Worthing | NCS

We have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society!

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As of the 15th of May 2023, we have officially changed our name to the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS).

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Shirley Smith

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS14-01129

Location: Worthing

Mates in Mind

I am a fully qualified practicing Person-Centred Psychotherapist Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor and work with any issue a person wants to bring to work with, because I work with The Person as The only true expert of themselves. we All Are. I have worked in this field in this way with people for over 15 years and it continues for me, to be a privilage to do so.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Introduction to Counselling Skills (Warwickshire College)
    Certificate in Counselling (Warwickshire College)
    Advancd Diploma in Person-Centred Psychotherapy & Counselling (University of Warwick)
    Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (NCS Accredited) Level 7.
    Extensive hands on experience of working within the criminal justice sector. Having managed a counselling service within a prison for over 3 years and working within the probation service for over 6 years. I also worked within the area of drugs and alcohol for over 4 years and have qualifications covering all the areas I worked in within the CJS. I am a qualified clinical supervisor and currently supervise student and qualified counsellors.
    I continue to upkeep my CPD and attend numerous ongoing and continuous personal and professional training courses and workshops.
    Also for many years I worked as a clinical manager for a charity that specialises in working with people who have experienced or suffered sexual abuse at some point in their lives.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: fertility
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Children / teenagers
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Driving tests
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • IBS / Digestive Issues
    • Immune system support
    • Job interviews
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Public speaking: stage fright
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Sleep
    • Spirituality
    • Start exercising
    • Stop smoking
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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