Many people seek out Private Psychotherapy in Coventry each year to help them handle the recurrent problems and issues they face through life. Al Skiffington-Smith provides a wide range of Psychotherapy Services to suit each person's individual needs.

There are times when it can be hard to cope when confronted with life's long-standing difficult and challenging problems

During these times Psychotherapy can provide a therapeutic encounter capable of generating new awareness and understanding - leading to different ways of feeling and thinking about your life, promoting your emotional and psychological well being.

As a qualified psychotherapist I offer a safe, confidential environment for you to be heard and understood without being judged. I will listen very closely to what is actually being said and work with you to help you gain a deepening understanding of thoughts, feelings, beliefs and events that have happened in your life - at times looking from the perspective of childhood. Talking about your experiences within the safety of a therapeutic relationship can represent the first steps to overcoming how they affect your life. This process may well promote a challenge to your thinking.

" Talking about your experiences within the safety of a therapeutic relationship can represent the first steps to overcoming how they affect your life "

The therapeutic relationship we form and then develop between us provides a sound basis for our work together. I work with the impact that the external world has upon your own internal world and help you explore this to bring about further release of your potential. Therapeutic movement can at times happen quickly, however more often than not it will require time, patience and commitment from you.

I have a deep respect for the differences that exist in people. Each person is uniquely different, bringing with them their own individual set of circumstances and understandings to therapy. It is this that reinforces my commitment to working in an openly inclusive, anti-discriminatory way.

Psychotherapy can help address issues surrounding long-standing problems and help people identify and come to terms with underlying causes

Each session will be on a weekly basis and last for one hour, unless agreed otherwise.

If you are thinking about getting in touch I would welcome your contact

I will be happy to provide further information or, should you wish, arrange a free Mutual Assessment Session, subject to availability.

Areas & Issues
The list below is an example of some of the many areas and issues I am experienced in working with. If you do not see what you are looking for please contact me to discuss your needs.
  • Abuse - in all its forms
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Carers issues
  • Childhood issues
  • Depression
  • Disability & disabling conditions
  • Family difficulties
  • Gender identity
  • Kink & poly aware
  • LGBTQI+ / GSRD welcome
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm & self-injury
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual identity
  • Sexual issues
  • Shame and guilt
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Transgender issues
  • Trauma
  • Work related issues
I also offer therapy / personal development for students in psychotherapy and counselling training.
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  The Brambles, Thorney Road, Coventry CV2 3PH