“Working from a positive psychological approach, I believe that when we experience a therapeutic relationship based on warmth, respect, transparency, empathy and unconditional regard, you can grow beyond the reduction of symptoms.”
Nikki Smith is a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with BACP – the UK’s largest registering body for counsellors and psychotherapists. She has an advanced DBS and is committed to working collaboratively with adolescents, adults and geriatric clients to re-discover themselves.
She has six years clinical experience and has provided therapy in various settings for charities, local authorities, community projects and the private sector.
Working in the private sector and managing the delivery of physiotherapy for 15 years, Nikki recognised that the loss of mobility was linked to increased psychological issues. Researching this lead to her into studying a degree in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Warwick.
Valuing a non-judgmental approach that is honest and friendly, Nikki believes that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is key to experiencing positive psychological change. She aims to provide a calm and empathic environment at a time where you can often feel in the darkest of places.
Nikki also works at the Priory Wellbeing Centre in Birmingham, providing outpatient therapy for a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, addictions and psychosexual therapy. Find out more about the work she does with the Priory here.
A caring and dedicated professional with the depth of character and strength to take on the most challenging role and succeed.