North Cotswolds Counselling


Your space, your time.


Shân Smythe
BA (Hons), PGCE, FdA Therapeutic Counselling

I am a professional, qualified therapeutic counsellor working with adults in the North Cotswolds. I am warm, empathic and genuine. I provide a safe, confidential space where you can express yourself freely and process complex thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement.

Whatever brings you to seek counselling, I will work hard to understand your goals and support you as you move towards resolution, relief or change. 


Sessions are held in person at The Counselling Pod at Far Peak, near Northleach; a cosy space surrounded by countryside. If you are not local or are unable to travel, I can provide counselling online or by telephone.  

Qualifications and experience

I have a degree in therapeutic counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, working in accordance with BACP’s Ethical Framework. 

I have worked as a counsellor in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, and gained experience in counselling charities supporting clients to work through issues including:

Alcohol misuse   Anger   Anxiety   Body image   
Childhood trauma   Coercive control   Complex trauma   Confidence   Depression   Emotional abuse   Grief and loss   Health anxiety  
 Lack of direction   Loss of identity   
Low self-esteem   Parenting challenges  Relationships   
Self-harm  Sexual abuse   Sexuality   Stress  Suicidal thoughts  
Work difficulties

Choosing the right counsellor for you can be difficult.   

I offer a free 
20-min phone call to help you gain a sense of how it might be for us to work together.

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am then I can change" 
Carl Rogers

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