Kerrie Smith PGDIP, MBACP works through Ark Therapy as a integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.
Adults, children, young people.
SPECIALISM AND AREAS OF INTEREST
* Depression and anxiety
* Fertility issues
* Miscarriage and infant loss
I am a registered member of BACP (237455) and a qualified Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I am currently studying for a Masters in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy which is accredited through UKCP. I am fully insured, appropriately supervised and hold a full EDBS.
I aim to provide a warm, safe space for you to explore whatever is troubling you, using whatever approaches or techniques are best suited to the issue you are bringing to therapy and your personal preferences. We might use psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, CBT or several of a range of approaches.
When working with children and young people, my approach is child led and creative and might include sand tray, painting, music, dance and movement, amongst many techniques. This creative approach is an option for adults too.
I currently work in private practice, in a primary school and as a volunteer for Cruse Bereavement.
For more information, please visit my website; www.arktherapy.co.uk.
“A has visibly made remarkable strides in a short space of time and I know he enjoyed the sessions.”
“I understand that I have to go through my bereavement myself but the sessions were very helpful and I felt supported at a very dark time in my life. I appreciate this and I am thankful. Now I am in a better place to go on and build a different life for myself.”
“B engaged very well with the service and looked forward to each session. Although he did not want the sessions to come to an end it was appropriately ended with him having notice and being prepared for his last session.”
B’s attitude, behaviour and mindset has greatly improved because of the service. As a mother, I have noticed a huge difference in him as he now articulates how he is feeling instead of displaying emotional meltdowns. This has had a positive effect also on his education as since engaging with the service he has not been sent out of class because of his meltdowns.”
I am truly grateful for this service as it has had a significant impact on my sons life and our family for the better.”