Bethan Whitelaw

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Children and Young Person’s Counsellor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you a parent/carer looking for help for your troubled child? It can feel overwhelming, scary and even hopeless at times to know how best to help them navigate their issues. 

Maybe they are feeling anxious about school, friendship difficulties or life in general. Maybe they are grappling with big emotions and seem angry, sad or despairing all the time. Perhaps their self-esteem is suffering. They might not be coping at all, or coping in ways that worry you, such as self-harm. 

I will offer a warm, calm and accepting space for your young person to explore and make sense of their feelings and experiences. I will work with your young person aged 10-25 to help them find their own path and solutions to the problems that matter to them. Depending on your young person’s preferences, our sessions may involve pure talking therapy, creative activities and/or some psycho-education to help them understand what’s happening for them. 

I would encourage you to share the “Message for Young People” from my website which may answer any questions they have and give them a feel for me and how I work. I also have information relating to questions I am most commonly asked by parents. 

I work in person from my garden office in Great Bowden, Market Harborough. You are welcome to book a 10-15 minute initial phone or call to see if you think I could help your young person. Please email me here to get in touch. I usually respond within 48 hours at the latest.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • School Counsellor
  • Counsellor in a local youth charity
  • Counsellor in a local college (placement)
  • Volunteer for SHOUT crisis support 


  • Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • NCFE CAche Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills

Additional professional training

  • Anger and Aggression Management (Centre of Excellence)
  • Childhood Adversity and Trauma Informed Practice (Violence Reduction Network)
  • Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor)
  • Prevent (Home Office)
  • Reducing Emotionally Based School Avoidance (Ange McMillan/Sunflower Network)
  • Safeguarding Children Levels 1 and 2 (Safeguarding Academy)
  • Self-Harm (Safeguarding Academy)
  • Sand Tray Therapy (Centre of Excellence)
  • Single Session Therapy (Windy Dryden)
  • Working with Complex Grief (BACP)
  • Working with Suicide and Self-Harm (Carolyn Spring)

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer an initial free 10-15 minute phone or Zoom call to help you decide if your young person would like to work with me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

It is always worth contacting me as there are occasions where I can offer sessions on alternative days, depending on my case load

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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