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My name is Irene and I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor (BA Hons) and nlp coach with over 15 years of experience helping people break through limiting thought patterns and behaviours that keep them dissatisfied with their lives.

Sometimes we find ourselves in stressful situations, at work or at home, that feel too difficult to handle alone. I focus on increasing awareness and understanding of patterns that are keeping you feeling stuck and offer the opportunity to address these problems in a direct, effective, and supportive manner. The goal is to bring forth your best self in order to create a more genuine and passionate life.

I work with a wide range of individuals at my private practice in Lightwater, including those who experience anxiety, depression and struggle with tolerating and managing difficult emotions to those who are in need of direction in their lives at home or at work.

Besides working in my private practice in Lightwater, I am also a core member of the Brunel University London Wellbeing Service where I work with students and staff in one-to-one sessions. And I also deliver stress management workshops and managing your inner critic workshops to students and staff.

I would be very happy to start our work together with a free phone consultation where you can let me know your reasons for calling, your expectations of working with me and ask any questions you might have about how I work.

I hold a current and enhanced DBS check UK wide.

Over years of working as a counsellor I have gained wide experience in offering confidential support to clients from a variety of backgrounds presenting a range of issues such as

• anxiety and stress
• low confidence and self-esteem
• work and career
• relationships difficulties
• domestic violence (physical, mental, emotional)
• compulsive behaviours
• life changes
• personal development

...and much more

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute, Middlesex University

• Certificate in Supervision

• Certificate in NLP

• Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy

• Certificate in Trauma Work

• Domestic Violence Training

• Masterclass on Working at Relational Depth in Counselling Psychotherapy

• Certificate in Couples Counselling

• Use of Humour in the Counselling Relationship

• Eating Disorders

• Relational Depth

• Shame and Actualisation

• Fragile, dissociated and Psychotic Process

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer groups for stress management (i.e. exam stress), self-esteem, personal strengths and much more. Please send me an e-mail if you would like to participate.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free initial phone consultation

I offer a free initial phone consultation of up to 20 minutes. This is offered without any further obligation but can be useful to explore what brings you to counselling and discuss how we might work together.

Appointments, which last for 50 minutes, are charged as follows:


Individuals   £ 55 per session

Counsellors in training   £ 45


Individuals    £ 60 per hour

Concessions for counsellors in training.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday to Friday > 9am till 8pm

Further information

Lightwater, Surrey

Private parking available
Within close reach of the M3, A322


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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IRENE STONE BA (Hons) > Counselling for Change & Wellbeing, BACP accred., BUPA

IRENE STONE BA (Hons) > Counselling for Change & Wellbeing, BACP accred., BUPA