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Ian Smith, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Depression ADHD
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About me

I am a Licensed counselling Therapist in the UK. I have a vast amount of experience in social services settings/mental health as a therapist working with a variety of individuals, children and families from different backgrounds presenting issues ranging from Stress, anxiety, addiction, depression and other various mental health issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where issues, thoughts, and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.

I believe that beginning where the client is at in the treatment process is key to a successful and beneficial therapeutic experience. My goal is to build upon what is working in the client's life and collaborate with my clients to address the needs that they feel should be addressed in a way that they feel comfortable with.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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Credentials information

BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #386318


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ian Smith. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ian has been amazing to work with and would recommend him to anyone struggling with ADHD

Written on Jun 07, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and adhd

Ian is really a good mentor and a calm person, he was always very prompt about all my queries and doubts, he helped me to look at things in different and positive ways. Thankyou for being my support during my low time Ian Smith. All the good wishes for you.

Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ian listens attentively and responds with empathy and helpful tools, worksheets and tasks to complete around topics raised during the sessions.

Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 1 month on issues concerning coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ian is extremely understanding, very patient and great and building rapport. His sense of humour helps when dealing with sensitive subjects. He is very patient and great at providing guidance and advice

Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Ian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Ian's fantastic! He really helped me get through a pretty rough patch. I quite enjoyed his style - he's easy to talk to, and knows when to listen and when to challenge. There were moments where he'd say something that seemed fairly innocuous at first, but were ultimately quite profound and had me looking at my life from a completely different angle. I'd happily work with him again any time!

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Ian’s great at helping you get through difficulties while keeping the conversation light and focused.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 4 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and adhd