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 and I volunteer as a Home Visiting Counsellor for Paul’s Cancer Support Centre. I have previously worked for the NHS Lambeth IAPT and within a university 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 6-session block
Off Peak
Off Peak block

Qualifications & training

  • MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London
  • BACP Individual Accreditation
  • PGDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London
  • 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