Rhonda Cleary Reg Member BACP/Dip H.E.Counselling/Dip H.E Play/Therapy

Rhonda Cleary Reg Member BACP/Dip H.E.Counselling/Dip H.E Play/Therapy



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About me

Hello I offer a friendly and affordable counselling service. A free 10 to 30 minute consultation :
ne to one with adults and young people.

I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP,offering a humanistic, relational and non-judgemental approach .

The modality I specialise in is a Psychotherapeutic Humanistic/Gestalt model which works with the client in relation to their environment.

I offer a confidential,safe,trusting,held space in which you are invited to share any concerns or
personal issues you may have come up for you.This can be achieved by talking,creating,exploring and using models such as Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and C.B.T (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

The counselling room is a wooden round house with soft natural views, making it a relaxing, comfortable space both inside and out. At the entrance there is a wooden sign and gate, you are invited to wait on the bench until it is your session time.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 1988 at the age of 19 I worked on Paul Newman's Summer Camp "The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp" with terminally ill children and young people in the USA.
It was here I was first introduced to Relaxation Therapy, Mindfulnes, Meditation along with Counselling Skills.
Following this I studied:

1992-1994: Leeds Metropolitan University: Diploma in Higher Education Play Work/Play Therapy including module's such as Drama as Therapy, Exploring Creativity and Expressive Arts for Children, young people and Adults. Including a Play Therapy Placement at Lime Tree's Family Centre York

1998-2002 Relaxation Therapy and Colour Therapy Iris International School of Colour Therapy Totnes


2009 Level 1: Certificate in Introduction to counselling skills/ AQA/Wiltshire College

2010 Level 2: Certificate into The First steps into the Theory of Counselling/AQA/Wiltshire College

2010 to 2011: Level 3: Certificate in Counselling Studies/Theory and Practice/ CPCAB/Wiltshire College

2012 to 2014: Diploma in Higher Education in Humanistic/Gestalt Counselling/
The University of Winchester

2012 to 2015: Workshops attended:
Sand Tray Therapy/ Creative Expression/ Dream Workshop/ Mask Therapy/ Art Therapy/
Methods to work with anxiety/ What is depression? /Meditation Groups have attended and ran workshops.

2013 Certificate: The Endorphin Effect/ William Bloom: Glastonbury (ways to release endorphins and techniques for everyday stress)

2015: Certificate: ASIST Training/ Suicide Intervention/PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide UK)

Professional and Personal Experience in working in the area of Addiction and Recovery.

2016: February to April: Mindfulness Stress Reduction

Member organisations


Other areas of counselling I deal with

In reflection to "The areas of counselling I work " (the above section) being a Humanistic Therapist I always see the client as a person in their own idenity "authentic self" before their label/diagnosis.

Where have I gone? Blocks to Creativity and Self-Awareness


Young People 

Becoming more present





Photos & videos

  • The Wooden Round House Counselling Room
  • The Wooden Round House Counselling Room
  • The Wooden Round House


I offer affordable, short and long term counselling.
The short term counselling sessions can last from 6 to 12 weeks or maybe longer depending on your individual needs. Long term counselling has no set time limit.


Adults £40 for a 50 minute counselling session

Adults £75 for a double counselling session of 100 minutes

Under 18's (age 7 up) £40 for a 50 minute session

Under 18's (age 7 up) £25 for a 30 minute session

Further information

I have full Balen's Medical Insurance.

I hold a recent Uk Disclosure Certificate

Registered Member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide/follow there code of Ethics and Morale qualities.

I have regular Supervision with a qualified Psychotherapist/Counselling Supervisor.

As a qualified counsellor I am up to date with my Professional and Personal development

2000 to 2007 Worked within a college as a Student Learner support Assistant for 7 years, with young people and adults (both mainstream and specific learning difficulties)

2012 to 2014 Worked as a Volunteer Counsellor at Basingstoke College of Technology with young people and adults (students and staff)

2013 to 2014 Worked with adults as a Volunteer Counsellor at MIND/ Covering many areas of mental health

2014 to 2015 Worked as a School Counsellor within Schools in Wiltshire

Maps & Directions

Andover, SP10

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults