Verity Smith

Founder of Orenna

Psychotherapist and Supervisor

"I started Orenna as my passion is helping people to understand and overcome their mental health challenges. I enjoy working together with my clients to help them make positive change in their life and also to help them understand themselves better.

I have Masters degrees in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Clinical Psychological Research as well as an undergraduate degree in Psychology. My role is to use my knowledge to help clients live happier and more fulfilled lives. 

I have worked within hospices, schools and private settings as a psychotherapist and therefore have extensive experience working with adults, young people and couples across a range of ages.

I think it's important to be authentic and therefore my relationships with my clients are open and honest. I provide a safe space for my clients to make positive change"


South Staffordshire

Our South Staffordshire offices are based within beautiful open countryside near Stafford and Penkridge and close to Cannock Chase. The business village consists of a series of old farm buildings that have been converted into inviting office spaces with plenty of parking on site.

The Orenna office itself has been designed to be welcoming, comfortable, and a place that you would want to spend time in. 

North Staffordshire

Our North Staffordshire offices are based in a beautiful victorian building near Stoke on Trent.

The offices have been recently renovated to provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere for our clients. 

The offices have parking outside the premises and are also easily accessible by public transport.

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Nicola Holdcroft

Owner of Orenna in Victoria Square

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

"The foundation of the work I do with clients is underpinned by establishing a high quality therapeutic relationship. This enables us to work together in a way that is safe, supportive and authentic and allows us to identify and implement the desired changes in your life and enable you to meet your full potential.

I have been working at Victoria Square since 2007 as well as more recently within the NHS and a domestic violence service as a restorative supervisor. Alongside my early career as a Human Resources Manager, I have a wealth of experience working with business and career mediation/coaching, domestic violence, peri/menopause, anxiety and depression. 


I am an integrative therapist which means that I can offer a variety of therapeutic methods to help you to meet your individual therapy goals. I have a University Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP as well as a certified online and telephone counsellor. I have a special interest in peri/menopause and also business/career mediation and coaching"

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