Billie-Jude Thorpe MBACP (registered)
The Cheap Street Rooms
18b Cheap Street
I am an Integrative Counsellor; my Person-Centred training has also incorporated my training of Gestalt & Psychodynamic models. I work with individuals in Frome and also in Trowbridge, helping people address a wide range of personal issues. I have a deep interest in people and life and am committed to working with integrity, equality and honesty.
I have lived a life of broad experience which has enabled me to work responsively and sensitively, making connections with many different people who have brought the complexities of their lives into our sessions together. I offer a safe therapeutic relationship that aims to support you as you build new perspectives and strengths. My practice room is a confidential space where any difficulty can be voiced and the challenge of living encountered.
I work either long or short term, my approach is affirmative to all, respecting and celebrating diversity.
My current fee is £35 per hour and sessions are for one hour on a weekly basis. I have some reduced fee sessions available to those on a low income, please do enquire. I also work outside office hours.
Sessions at The Cheap Street Rooms are centrally located in Frome with lots of nearby parking. Sessions held at Bridge House are close to the centre of town adjacent to the train station. Bridge house is wheelchair accessible and parking is available on the premises.
I offer a free initial half appointment for us to meet personally.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting- Chelsea College of Art and Design
Member of counselling team at Wiltshire Substance Misuse Service where I worked supporting clients experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs and prescription medication.
"Face to Face" support worker at Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Service (SARSAS) where I was working one to one in therapeutic sessions with clients who had experienced sexual violence.
Present member of the counselling team at Low-Cost Counselling Service, a Bristol based organisation that enables people to access counselling who otherwise would not be able to.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas I am able to work with include working with family members affected by addiction.
Issues surrounding women including pregnancy/loss, sexual violence, menopause and identity.
Shame and guilt.
Fees are £35 per hour. Sessions are one hour long and on a weekly basis. Some concession places available. I also work outside office hours.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
I have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) certificate, formerly Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Afternoon and evening sessions available.
Types of client