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                                    David Smyth, Person-Centred Therapist

David Smyth, Person-Centred Therapist


"People are unique and therefore impossible to compare."      
- Virginia Satir (family therapy pioneer)*

From my home in Framlingham, I offer a personal and confidential 
counselling service to people primarily in East Suffolk. The Person-Centred Approach to counselling therapy is the therapeutic model that is the basis of my practice. Please click HERE for my short paper on person-centred therapy. In addition to Adults, my special interest - working with Children and Young People - also brings referrals from South Norfolk and North Essex. 

little girl crying          stressed man

I also have practice privileges at the private Nuffield Health Ipswich Hospital, Foxhall Road, Ipswich IP4 5SW (tel: 01473 279100) where a contact request can be left. Directions to the hospital can be found by clicking HERE.

Therapeutic services in the area of adoption and fostering also feature in my work both with children and adults. To undertake this work I am 
registered with Barnardos Adoption Agency to provide Adoption Support.
Mediation is a facet of my work with Couples who, in the process of divorce or separation, may seek help to sort out some of the many practical details prior to finalising legal documentation.

Referrals usually come to me directly from clients often through recommendation. Occasionally I receive requests from general practitioners, specialists or via social care workers. I endeavour to respond promptly to all enquiries and do what I can to accommodate specific requests for appointment times. The services I provide are described on the site.
However it is not possible to offer more than a glimpse and I am therefore pleased to receive enquiries for further information and advice.

        "Cherish your own emotions and never undervalue them."
                                           - Robert Henri (1865 - 1929)

* with credit to Avanta, The Virginia Satir Network