Valerie Smith   Valerie Smith

Location:Cockenzie & Edinburgh; telephone counselling also available
07966 694 617
Email: valerie@valeriesmithcounselling.com
Website: www.valeriesmithcounselling.com

Qualifications & memberships:
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, awarded with distinction. Additional specialist training in Emotion Focused Therapy and Telephone Counselling. Counsellor Member, COSCA.
Fees: £45 per session (£20 for the initial one).
Specialist areas of counselling: anxiety, stress, depression, low confidence/self-esteem, relationship difficulties, addressing blocks to progress in life, major life changes, loss, anger, dissociation.


I work with adults over the age of 18 and enjoy working on a wide range of issues including those listed above. I offer a confidential, warm and non-judgmental counselling experience and my commitment is to understanding you and the experiences which are troubling you. Finding meaning together in emotional difficulty can enable understanding, acceptance and change.

I practice locally from a dedicated counselling room at Cockenzie Business Centre and both privately and for the charitable sector in Edinburgh.

In addition to face-to-face, I also counsel via the telephone. I have a particular interest in counselling people who live in remote areas where access to counselling is limited. Telephone counselling is a great option too for those with caring responsibilities, a disability or suffering illness.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked for ten years as a change manager, coaching individuals and teams through the uncertainties of change in the workplace. This provided me with a deep insight into the pressures which arise in the corporate environment in particular.

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