Counselling Services

Sandra Wathall (MBACP) – Counsellor  and  EFT Practitioner

As a professional counsellor my aim is to provide a safe, nurturing space for you to explore whatever is troubling you. No concern is too big or too small, if it is getting in the way of you living the life you want, then it matters.

I am trained in Integrative Counselling, which means I draw on and combine elements of various approaches depending upon your individual needs. I also incorporate creative activities when appropriate, which may include writing, drawing, visualisation, and relaxation exercises. Together we would agree on what would be most helpful.

These are some of the reasons people have come to see me:

  • Relationship problems  /Domestic abuse
  • Stress/anxiety  / Grief/Bereavement
  • Low mood/depression  /Problems at work
  • Childhood abuse  / Problems with anger
  • Sexual abuse /  Major life changes

Often, there is a combination of factors that can leave one feeling overwhelmed and unable to see a way through. Gently, together, we can untangle your difficulties and find ways of supporting you to work towards the change you want.

Emotional Freedom Technique

This is a gentle way of releasing ourselves from stuck emotions or patterns of behaviour/thought. By skillful focussing on the issues concerned and then guided tapping using one’s own fingertips, tapping on specific parts of the head and upper body, it is possible to find release and freedom from fears and phobias and deep emotional wounds that limit us.

I can provide this as a stand-alone therapy or incorporate it into counselling sessions.


  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • AAMET Level 2 Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)

To book an appointment

  • Tel: 0121 444 6578
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Claire Smith

Counsellor. EMDR. Registered Counsellor and Energy Healing Therapist


UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist

Contact Info

I am a UKCP and BACP registered psychotherapist

I offer a non-judgmental and confidential space for you to explore what you are struggling with. Talking about what is going on for you might seem small, but from those small conversations, big changes can occur.

I am not here to tell you what is wrong with you or instruct you on what to do. I am here to walk alongside you, to be a confidante and a guiding hand as you work out what it is you need next.

Often in life, we are expected to fulfil many roles. Some we may have chosen, others we might have had put on us. Therapy is a space where you can be yourself; where the roles you play in life can be shed and you get a chance to just be you.

From this place of being you, we can work together to decide how you want to live.

I am passionate about therapy as a space where people can find time for themselves, a space to reflect on life and what they want from it, and a space to grow to their full potential.

I have an ongoing commitment to studying and learning to improve as a therapist and I hold an up-to-date enhanced DBS.