About me

I specialise in relationship therapy with couples or 1-1. I am a very experienced, warm, genuine, realistic and trustworthy person.

My interests are in relationship counselling (for individuals and couples). I know that issues from the past may be relevant to discuss and explore but also the here and now is important too to deal with.

Coming to any therapy could be very overwhelming for many people, causing anxieties.

I aim to work in a confidential, warm approachable way and for us to create a therapeutic relationship, which I think is vital for any work that we may do together in the future.

I love my work, and for anyone to gain insight into their lives through therapy whether it is emotional or behavioural, and  acknowledge that sometimes unhealthy patterns we get into and to be able to create healthier ones, for me is a priviledge to share. Finding the correct person to work with you is vital to the therapeutic work.

My earlier work was working with adults who had learning disabilities or mental health issues or both, which was very rewarding and insightful to me.

I also worked with the Sheffield Carers Centre for many years, as a voluntary Counsellor and again very rewarding to me.

At the moment I have a private practice at Cornerstone Therapy Centre, where you can also view my profile there. I do offer face to face counselling but at these times with the COVID 19, I am offering telephone or video counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a PG Certificate in Counselling and a Diploma in Counselling from Sheffield Hallam University 2002. I am a member of The BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I have nearly 20 years of counselling experience and the last 13 years of working in private practice.

Member organisations


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

Learning Disability


Flexible especially for telephone/video counselling


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Carol Gaynor

Carol Gaynor