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Valerie Smith
Location: Cockenzie and Edinburgh
Telephone Counselling also available
Telephone: 07966 694 617
Email: valerie@valeriesmithcounselling.com
Website: www.valeriesmithcounselling.com

Valerie Smith I work with adults over the age of 18 and enjoy working on a wide range of issues including the specialist areas listed below. 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.

Professional Details
Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, awarded with distinction.
Specialist training in Emotion Focused Therapy and Telephone Counselling.
Memberships: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Fees: £45 per session;
£20 for initial consultation
Specialist areas: Anxiety, stress, depression, low confidence/self-esteem, relationship difficulties, addressing blocks to progress in life, major life changes, loss, anger, dissociation.
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