About talking therapies

  • Counselling

    An opportunity to explore issues with sensitive guidance; usually the emphasis is on helping you to find a way forward.

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  • Hypnotherapy

    Whilst in a state of focussed relaxation, we can work together to access unconscious thoughts and make the changes you really want to make.

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Children's Wellbeing

Children are often very responsive to talking therapies. Richard's extensive experience in the field of education has given him a clear insight into the pressures and demands of the modern education system and an understanding of the ways that children can react to everyday issues.
  • Fears
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Confidence


"My goal was simple: I wanted to be content, enjoy my children, my relationship, my life. My sessions with Richard enabled me to enlighten myself, accept my grief and and realise that I don't need to be Superwoman. That it is OK to take a moment to stop and reflect and that these moments can be integrated into my life without occupying every minute of my thinking. He helped me to develop coping mechanisms for those times when I feel overwhelmed and I have ever since been able to rely on these breathing and relaxation methods. I can think about what I have lost without fearing this feeling and enjoy every moment I spend with my lovely family without constantly thinking 'what if?'. I don't need medication to to make me feel that way. I'm incredibly grateful to Richard for this and the difference it has made to me and my family. It's given me myself back"
"I wanted to write and thank you for all of your help recently. I cannot explain what a difference it has made just to be able to have a good night’s sleep! The breathing and tapping techniques have proved to be very useful on several occasions, especially as I can use them in my office before going into meetings or presentations that would have previously caused my anxiety levels to rise. I still have the notebook by the bed, but have not had to use it for several weeks now… My weekends are also now fully booked for the foreseeable future, giving me my social life back and getting to spend time with my family and friends"

About Mind Health Works

Richard Smith B.Ed (Hons), D.Hyp (CECCH), Prof. Dip Psy C. is a qualified therapist, based at The Bridge Centre for Natural Health, Mickleover, Derby. As well as holding full professional insurance and being fully DBS checked to work with children, Richard is also a member of the following organisations:
Talking Therapy Counselling Hypnotherapy Derby Derbyshire Online
Richard Smith and Mind Health Works adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations (2018). Confidentiality, and your privacy is important to us. On that basis at your first appointment you will be provided with a document containing information about how your information is securely held and processed, and you will have the opportunity to inform us of your preferred method for contact, and specifically what contact you require. If you would like more information please do ask.

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