Virginia (Polly) Smith MBACP MFHT

Qualifications

CPCAB L4 diploma therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

L3 City and Guilds diploma Complementary Therapies to include Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Body Massage.

Reiki Master

Past Life Regression Diploma

Availability:  Thursday Mornings (face to face) or online/video call – flexible.

Mode:  face to face in person & online & telephone & outdoor walk and talk counselling.

Fees: £50 Counselling and £40 (Reduced rate)      

Qualifications in detail

CPCAB L4 diploma therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)

L3 City and Guilds diploma Complementary Therapies to include Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Body Massage.

Reiki Master

Past Life Regression Diploma

Experience

In 2013 I started my counselling journey, I found as I worked as holistic therapist, I relaxed my clients and helped them find resolution. I started to ask myself how best can I hold someone in these tender moments of pain without being out of my boundaries of proficiency. I have worked for a number of charitable agencies

  • Shakespeare hospice- Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Hummingbird cancer charity Bicester – Mechelle Harris
  • Macmillan Cancer Support – Hope Course facilitator
  • Clean Slate – Upper-Heyford
  • Gam-care – London
  • Options Addiction charity – Milton Keynes

I have additional training and expertise in the following areas.

  • Cancer support
  • Domestic abuse
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Attachment Issues
  • Trauma, PTSS, CPTSS
  • Shame
  • Co-dependency

What do I offer?

I can offer both long term and short-term therapy and one-off therapy sessions walk and talk therapy. This can either be face-to-face or online via video calls.

counselling / addiction / individuals/ adults

Approach

I am a Person-centred therapist so I walk alongside you, you lead the way and hold the map. I also use Gestalt which looks at body language, TA (transitional analysis) which looks at how you relate to people within relationships.  I am a creative counsellor and like to use tools such as dice, inner child cards and other materials to encourage and invite clients to explore where words may not come easily. 

As well as mind, I have worked with the body for a number of years as a holistic therapist and have honed skills in identifying trapped emotional and understand presenting physical issues can sometimes being manifestations of emotional states, using a combination of reflexology, foot whispering and talking therapies I am able to help released trapped emotions release stagnation and bring balance back to the body.

I offer walk and talk therapies which involved in-depth insight into your emotional and etheric field as I observe your interaction within nature and what it reflects back to you.