Bower House Counselling Market Harborough
Counselling services

Sarah (Ray) Smyth

Satisfying relationships are central to a well lived life.

Ray has extensive experience of working with people at times of crisis in their lives including 15 years as a counsellor.   She has been involved with the Bower House since the 1990s.    

Her speciality is relationship therapy working with couples and individuals to improve the quality of personal and professional relationships.  

She has a non judgemental approach working alongside people to achieve their aims without any pre-conceived ideas.  Her approach is integrative having studied both psychodynamic and systemic theory before combining them to enable a flexible approach depending on need. 

She is also a qualified, experienced counselling supervisor and offers workshops and training in a wide range of counselling and social care subjects. 

Business Development 

Working in health and social care consultancy for the last nine years Ray has been involved in strategic development, workforce analysis, services reviews, business and project management working alongside local managers to ensure change is managed efficiently and effectively.

Qualified Counsellor and Supervisor

Ray has been counselling for over fourteen years and is a qualified counsellor and supervisor.
Registered counsellor on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

MBACP Registered 

Member of BACP Division:



       Association for Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counselling (APSCC)


Professional Indemnity Insurance 

Regular supervison 

Commitment to ongoing professional development. 


Sarah (Ray)  Bower House Counsellor


Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy (Level 7) , University of Hull 
Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Level 6)

Level 1 Narrative Therapy - 2014

British Psychological Society Approved Course Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  - 2012                                                                                                                                                                   Primary Certificate in Stress Management – Centre for Stress Management (2011)
Certificate of Counselling 
Supervision, Stages 1 & 2 – CWR (2001)
MSc – LSE 1993
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (1972)
Registered Sick Children’s Nurse – Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street (1968)
Registered General Nurse – Victoria Hospital (1966).                                                                      Management                                                                                                                                                                       Diploma in Management Studies – Institute of Management (1997)
NVQ 5 Management – Institute of Management (1997) 

Services Offered

Funding the Bower House Charity
Bower House has been offering counselling to individuals, families and couples since 1999. The service is available to all. A percentage of all BHSS fees will go to support the core work of the Bower House. If you would like to make a donation directly to the Bower House and for more information.

T: 01858 469257  

Please note
BHSS does not offer counselling to the public. If you require counselling contact Bower House directly 

Bower House Support Services
For all services apart from counselling please contact BHSS:

T:  07586 734938  
Bower House Support Services Limited, 32 Coventry Road Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 9BZ

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