About William

I am an experienced counsellor, living in France and working online with clients from a range of intersectional backgrounds in the UK, Europe and beyond.

As a BACP Registered Member, I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. This means that I ensure our work together is ethical, follows good practice, and focuses on your needs above all else.

My professional training draws upon two main traditions of psychotherapy: psychodynamic and humanistic. I am particularly interested in concepts such early-life attachment and conditions of worth as a way of understanding present moment problems. My academic experience includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, existential and feminist/gender approaches to therapy. I aim to integrate these modalities to tailor how I work with each client.

I was drawn to the profession after working for a long time in careers that were seemingly ‘successful‘ but always unfulfilling. It was not until I embarked upon my own long-term personal therapy and personal-development journey, that I realised how self-awareness, self-kindness and self-respect could reshape my relationship with myself and the world around me.

Since qualifying as a therapist in London, I have taken a particular interest in how intersectional identity aspects – such as gender, sexuality, race – are factors that require deeper thought within personal therapy.

Aside from my professional qualifications in therapeutic counselling, bereavement and online therapy, I have a first-class bachelors degree in Psychology and a master of social science degree in Gender Studies (specialising in intersectionality and change).

I have always worked online – even before the COVID restrictions! For this reason I see working online as a valid and essential way of delivering psychological support to people wherever they are.

About William

William Smith

MSSc, BSc (Hons), MBACP, MBPsS

Integrative BACP registered counsellor working with clients throughout Europe and beyond.