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About me

Do you need help and support sorting yourself out? I offer counselling to adults using the 'Person-Centered' approach. This form of counselling is safe, comfortable and highly effective. I also have considerable understanding of CBT, Mindfulness based therapy and existential therapy.

For counselling to work well you must be at ease with your therapist so I aim to provide a safe and confidential space where we can explore and work through any problems you bring. My job is to help you feel comfortable and safe while you tell me what your concerns are. We also talk through with you what you want from your counselling

The first session is a chance for me to explain how I work and to answer any questions you may have. If you find the first session helpful we can arrange further sessions. I recommend we meet on a weekly basis, at least for the first month. Sometimes one or two session is all you will need. Sometimes longer is helpful. My sessions are client led. The sessions can be booked one at a time. There is no need for you to feel committed to further sessions further ahead than the next week!

I also offer 'single session counselling' ; see my website for more information about this.

Some of the issues I have worked with include

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship issues
  • generalist anxiety disorder
  • stress
  • panic and panic disorders
  • bereavement and grief
  • physical and psychological abuse
  • relationship issues
  • work related issues
  • studying
  • academic difficulties
  • bullying
  • phobias
  • insomnia
  • anger
  • psychosomatic illness
  • weight problems

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with a Higher Professional Diploma in Humanistic Counselling (with distinction). I regularly attend training courses to update my professional knowledge and skills. I have worked with a wide range of clients and have completed over 650 hours of counselling work.

I am supervised by an experienced BACP registered supervisor.

I have worked for a bereavement agency for several years and also a charity providing counselling for carers. Alongside these I have an established private practice and worked with clients on a wide range of issues.

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

Study and academic issues

Single session counselling


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My normal fee is £35 per session. I offer concessions.

I accept cash and bank transfer. I do not require to be paid in advance.


I have available times during the day and also some evenings

Further information

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist.


Willow Cottage
Bristol Road
BS16 1SB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.


Ambrose Gillham

Ambrose Gillham