About me

As a counsellor I work integratively with person centred at the heart of my practice. I offer empathy, honesty and creativity to allow you to work through whatever issues you have in a safe confidential space.

I adapt my approach to suit you, as everyone is unique and I recognise that we all have different needs. This allows us to build trust and a working alliance to enable you to feel safe and confident to explore your emotions and feelings. This can help you to heal, grow, enable change and help you build resilience for the future.

I offer face-to-face, telephone and online sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) working within their ethical framework.

I have volunteered with the Samaritans, worked at universities, further education colleges working with young people age 14+ and with a problem gambling charity as well as a general counselling agency.

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
  • Samaritans Training
  • Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling 

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.


£40.00 per session



Type of session

In person
Avril Gayne

Avril Gayne