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I am qualified Psychodynamic, Person-centred, CBT, Christian counsellor. I have been practicing for 15years. I am also a registered member of BACP. I provide consultative support/ supervision, to school counsellors. I also support and supervise counsellors who work with students, who have been temporarily or permanently excluded from mainstream schools.

My counselling model is integrative. It allows me to customise therapy to suit the client’s individual needs. Its ethos is based on the belief that each client is unique. I lean heavily on the CWR model. It is a blend of the following approaches: Psychodynamic, Person- centred, and CBT. I use the CWR, model as a diagnostic tool as a way of assessing clients Emotional, Rational, Volitional, Physical and Spiritual, areas of functioning. It allows space for directive and non-directive interventions. Similarly, it allows clients to further explore Spiritual issues if they so wished.

My foundational counselling experience is community based. I gained this unique experience whilst running a beauty business. The salon was situated on the Kenton road. The women who used the services were from various ethnic and religious backgrounds. The majority of these women were victims of Domestic violence, Sexual, and Emotional abuse. In addition to this, in 2003, I worked as a volunteer counsellor for a year. The agency specialised in the following issues: – Domestic violence, Emotional and Sexual abuse, Divorce, Couples counselling, Young people issues, and Spiritual issues.

My practice is situated in Harrow-weald. It was established in 2009, whilst living amongst people, who were under privileged, and marginalized within the community. During this period I offered practical help and supportive counseling to married and unmarried couples, with intimacy issues. I also supported and counseled young Adults, with Emotional, and Social issues. In addition to this, I supported young pregnant unmarried women. I also ran a series of workshops on the following topics: Anger, Stress, Anxiety, and Self-Esteem, as a way of helping people address feelings of helplessness.

My work within the community is ongoing, and my services have now being extended to others outside of the community. I have added the following new topic to the workshops: Wardrobe Psychology.

If you decide that counselling is for you, the next step is arrange an initial 30min session. Thereafter, the standard procedure would be to attend weekly sessions in Harrow, at the same time each week. Each session lasts for 60 minutes, and appointments are available most weekdays and some evenings and weekends. How long counselling will last will depend on the presenting problem and counselling goals. However, together we can agree a plan of action, and establish goals and regularly review progress. This service is confidentiality and I maintain and a strict code of ethical conduct according to the BACP Code of Ethics.


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Maureen Smith

Premier House
4th Floor, Room 405
1 Canning Road
Harrow, Middlesex
HA3 7TS

info@laststopcounsellingservices.co.uk

07702 973 659

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