Abby Ord MBACP (Accred) Counselling for depression, anxiety, bereavement & more

Abby Ord MBACP (Accred) Counselling for depression, anxiety, bereavement & more

The Practice Rooms
32 Cambray Place
GL50 1JP

07583 391427

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About me

Thinking about having counselling?

If you’re here trying to find a counsellor, then you have made a courageous first step. You might not be sure what counselling is all about or whether it is right for you, but your willingness to look for help is a positive sign that you are ready to heal.

Good counselling can do so much more than just give you a place to talk, it can heal old wounds, help you to cope with the present and get you in touch with who you truly are.

I am here to offer you a place of warmth, honesty and acceptance so that you can feel comfortable enough to talk about whatever you like.  There is no rush to get through everything, there is no agenda, and you can go at your own pace in your own way.  I aim to facilitate you in whatever way feels right for you as an individual.

I will work with you on any issues you want to bring to counselling.  It doesn’t matter what they are, I am here to look beyond the diagnosis or the label and to connect with you as a person.  I have many years’ experience of working in this way with a truly diverse range of people.  Everyone is treated with the utmost respect and compassion.

My Counselling Approach:

  • I work with adults over 18, face to face weekly therapy
  • I offer open-ended counselling, long or short term according to your wishes
  • Absolute trustworthiness and confidentiality
  • A professional and ethical standard of practice in compliance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical framework
  • Person-centred and psychodynamic integrative therapy (ask me more about this if you wish)
  • Counselling in Cheltenham town centre, based at The Practice Rooms

Please contact me to speak on the phone if you need to know more.


"Thank you so much for helping me.  You've given me my voice back, my confidence and life back!"

“Thank you so much for the last two years.  I can honestly say you have saved my life.”

“When I started counselling I had no expectations about its success. Now, on finishing our sessions I find I am a total convert! Thank you so much for your help. I hope you know that whatever successes await me will in part be due to you.”

“Thank you so much for all your help and guidance throughout this year. It has meant so much to me that you have understood me so well...You have made everything bearable when things haven’t seemed possible.”

The above comments have been reproduced with permission from the clients who provided them and are quoted anonymously to preserve confidentiality.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained for three years at Gloucestershire College and achieved a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling with distinction.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

I have also completed a Certificate in Bereavement counselling through Cruse Bereavement Care

I am experienced and have undertaken additional training in all these areas and more:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Postnatal depression
  • Fertility issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem and low confidence
  • Pregnancy issues, stillbirth, miscarriage
  • Life crisis
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Abortion

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£45 per 50 minute session

Maps & Directions

Cheltenham, GL50 1JP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Please see my website for current availability:

Types of client

Older adults