Ian Smith


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!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


BACP 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.

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

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

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Happy I met you Ian ;)

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Working with Ian definitely helped me sort some things out, he was always very responsive and understanding and put a lot of effort in to understand my problems or guide me through options to work on it.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd

Ian is a patient, understanding, and kind individual with expansive experience in substance abuse. I cannot more highly recommend him as a therapist.

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Ian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Ian is very easy to talk to, non judgemental, creates new challenges to old patterns and knows what he is talking about. He shows empathy and compassion at all times.

Work with me!