Hillary Smith

Integrative Psychotherapist

I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between therapist and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. As an integrative therapist I draw on a variety of models and techniques that best suit my client’s individual needs. Working in a client-centred way I encourage feedback to help guide any treatment suggestions I make. My aim is to support each client to reconnect and develop the confidence to be the expert in their own life.

I have experience of working with many presenting issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, body image, identity, work related stress and chronic long-term health conditions. I work both in a targeted short term or a longer open-ended basis. I have run my own private practice since 2017. Alongside my private practice and work with Health Matters Group I work as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at the University of Kent. I worked with Paul’s Cancer Support Centre in London for 10 years, both as a Massage Therapist and Counsellor within the Home Visiting Service. I have experience working within the NHS Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) in the London borough of Lambeth as well as Medway Talking Therapies in Kent. I began my therapeutic work as a Trainee Counsellor at Goldsmith College Counselling Service. Having had an evolving career from photography and publishing to massage therapist, as well as funding my studies to be a psychotherapist working in the financial sector in the city, I am all too aware of how our job or profession can impact our mental and physical wellbeing.

Days I’m available at EmotionMatters

Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely


My fees

Standard session
Standard 4-session block

Qualifications & training

  • 2022 Diploma in Online Therapeutic Supervision, Online Training for Counsellors (OLT4C)
  • 2021 Level 3 Certificate in Online Counselling Skills, Online Training for Counsellors (OLT4C)
  • 2021 CPD Certificate The Rewind Technique, International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT)
  • 2020 MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London
  • 2019 BACP Individual Accreditation
  • 2016 PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London
  • 2016 CPD Certificate in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Enter Mindfulness
  • 2016 CPD Certificate in Behaviour Activation, Oxford CREDO
  • I undertake continual professional development courses, workshops and reading each year as part of my BACP registration.

Membership of professional bodies

  • BACP Registered and Accredited Member

How i offer psychotherapy

I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?

I offer sessions in English

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