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Hilary Smith


Based in Newton Mearns

Services that are offered: Counselling • Supervision • Couples • Students • Young People • Relationships • Bereavement • Depression • Trauma • Anxiety • Stress • Abuse

Professional accreditation: BACP (Counsellor)


I offer a safe, supportive, confidential space in which you can speak freely and explore what is happening for you without being judged. My aim is that within the counselling relationship you will experience empathy, openness and acceptance which can help you discover the strengths and inner resources you need to manage life’s difficulties and challenges.

My counselling practice provides a comfortable, private space based in the south side of Glasgow. It is conveniently situated for public transport with on-site parking. If you are unable to meet me in my practice, I can offer sessions by telephone or Skype. I am also a certified supervisor.

I have a wide range of experience including working in Medical Centres, GP Practices, a Holistic Health Centre, an Employee Assistance Programme and as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse Bereavement. I have been a hospice counsellor for 6 years supporting families, children and young people, carers and patients. My current work is with a charitable organisation which supports people who have experienced sexual abuse and rape. Prior to working as a counsellor, I was a Primary Teacher, Montessori Teacher and Staff Trainer in both UK and international schools.

I offer a free initial telephone consultation to discuss what you would be looking for in counselling.


Qualifications / Training
Postgraduate Diploma In Counselling, Strathclyde University (2010)
Certificate in Supervision, Centre for Supervision and Team Development (2015)
Certificate in Bereavement and Loss, Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (2010)
Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education, Strathclyde University (1992)
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Advanced Studies (Education) (1998)
Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Registered with GTC (General Teaching Council)
As a qualified yoga teacher, I am interested in how yoga can have beneficial effects upon the mind, body and breath and am currently embarking upon further study focusing on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.
Weekdays, evenings by arrangement
Individuals (£40), Couples (£50), Concessions available

Code of Ethics:
BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions

Complaints procedure:
BACP Professional Conduct Procedure


Address: Newton Mearns, Glasgow, UK , Newton Mearns , East Renfrewshire, G77 5LT | Mobile: 07824873405 | There is NO wheelchair access.


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