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Ailsa Smith Thompson

BSc(Hons), PGCE, DPC.

Registered Member MBACP 378198

Working across the North East & Cumbria.

Dandelion Counselling offers a creative, safe and containing space to explore thoughts and feelings.

My belief is that to be effective, it is not about what I 'do', but, what I can 'be' for the client. I meet a child or young person wherever they may be in life and we gently & empathically co-create a therapeutic relationship.

I am trained in integrative psycotherapeutic counselling, with a core model of transactional analysis.

Warm Wishes


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Issues Worked With

School & relationship problems, school refusal, separation and divorce, bullying, low self esteem & confidence, anxiety, sleep problems, loss & bereavement, stress, self-harm, learning difficulties and Autisic Spectrum Disorder.

Dandelion Counselling has a specialist interest in working with Developmental Trauma and associated attachment & interpersonal neurobiological affects.

(This is not an exhaustive list)

Confidentilaity and Safeguarding

Dandelion Counselling is committed to protecting the welfare of yound peple. Whilst confidentailty is fundemental in order to build a trusting realtionship, I work to clear safeguarding and child protection policies‚Äč and will take appropriate action if a child discloses abuse or neglect.

Counselling Approach

Dandelion Counselling uses an integrative, client-led, creative approach, enabling the client to find their own answers and build resilience, allowing them to reach their potential. The model of counselling is non-directive and non-judgemental, focussed on seeing things from the young persons point of view.

Professional Standards

Dandelion Counselling abides by the professional ethical framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP, 2018) You can view this at
  • DPC qualified (Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling; Children & Young People)
  • Enhanced DBS certificate
  • Comprehensively insured
  • Registered with the Information Commissioners Office and compliant with GDPR
  • Registerd Member with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)- working towards accreditation.

Therapy Fees

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