Meryl Hargreaves MBACP (Registered) , MNCS(Accredited)
If there is something that is bothering you or causing you distress and you want to do something about how you feel, please contact me. It could be one of many issues - depression, anxiety, trauma, issues from childhood, bereavement, family difficulties or relationship issues (or other areas) and you feel that it is now the right time to seek counselling. I am an experienced qualified person-centred counsellor on the BACP Register, working from my office on the edge of Cheltenham area, offering individual counselling and couples counselling for adults.
I can help you to explore difficult areas in your life and make sense of your feelings. I work from a perspective which recognises that everyone has the potential to grow and develop to become the best that they can. To enable this to happen I provide a secure, trusting relationship where you can discuss your concerns without the fear of being judged. You will be able to explore and work with me to bring new understanding to your situation. You will be supported through the process of change as you make sense of what has happened and decide what you can do.
Counselling supports you as you develop an understanding of your feelings and recover from difficult experiences. I will help and support you through your journey. If you have experienced trauma I can help you to overcome the unwanted memories and flashbacks. I can provide you with the time and space to explore how you think and feel about what is happening to you.
I am an accredited Rewind practitioner for people experiencing difficulties following trauma.
Update: MAY 2017 APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
Please telephone 07581 650 792 or leave a text
Please see below for payment details.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-centred counselling)
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Post diploma Person Centred Relationship Counselling
I am an experienced practitioner and am on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
MBACP [British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy ]
The Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care demonstrating my professionalism and recognition within the health and social care sector. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice from the BACP which includes regular supervision and continued professional development.
I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society MNCS (Acc).
I have professional indemnity insurance and a disclosure and barring service clearance (DBS)
The next step....
Please either 'phone or text me on 07581650792 or send me an email (this can be done via Counselling Directory), giving brief details indicating how and when I can contact you to arrange an appointment; please give a telephone number so I can talk to you. I will be the only one who will answer this message whichever option you choose.
I can see you in my dedicated counselling room. Please let me know if you cannot cope with stairs or require disable access. There is parking and bus routes are located nearby.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of counselling that I work with include those above and the following:
Anger Family issues Loss and grief
Managing change Personal difficulties Retirement
Please ask if your issue is not included above.
Evening and daytimes appointments are available - please phone 01527454831
Individual counselling sessions
Please book for an initial assessment so you can find out more and talk about the issues that bring you to counselling. Sessions last for 50 minutes.
Counselling sessions £40
AS AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER I am offering an initial session for £20
Couples counselling / Relationship counselling
This may include: partners, husband/ wife, parent/child (or young person), business partners or two people who feel that counselling could help them. It could be about relationship or family issues or something that is causing you both concern and you would like to work on it together.
First session/ assessment £35 Subsequent sessions £50 Both clients are required to attend
Concessions are available for counselling students/ young people and those on a low income.
Please ask for further details.
More information is available on my website
You can contact me (07581 650792 for further information and I will usually reply to you within 24 hours (or the next working day if you contact me over the weekend). Please include your name, number and a time when I can contact you.
- Counselling Directory email message
- Telephone: if I cannot speak to you I will return the call as soon as possible.
- Text: I will 'phone or text you
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have a limited number of appointments currently available Tuesday 9-10 a.m . 4- 7 p.m Wednesday 9-10 a.m. 4-7 p.m. Friday 9-11 a.m.
Types of client