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 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.
All sessions are held at The Cheap Street Rooms which are centrally located in Frome with lots of nearby parking. 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 addiction; alcohol, drugs, prescription medication.
"Face to Face" support worker at Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Service (SARSAS) where I provided one to one therapeutic sessions to clients.
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
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
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 menopause and identity.
Fees are £35 per hour. Sessions are one hour long and on a weekly basis. Some concession places available.
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|
Mondays and Wednesdays- afternoon/ evening.
Types of client