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About me

Counselling is a journey, sometimes a tough one but from the moment we begin our counselling relationship, I will be by your side as you take it.

Red Counselling can offer you a safe, comfortable place for you to explore, reflect, find emotional release or help you to get clarity to a problem that has been troubling you. You can have the confidence to speak freely and openly without judgement or interruption, which allows you to dig deep into your inner emotions and in time, ultimately help you find your own solutions to any problems you may have. The end result; counselling can lead to an overall increased feeling of well-being, self-awareness, confidence, a greater understanding of difficulties and acceptance of challenging circumstances.

Initial contact can be made confidentially by telephone or email, either way I will get back to you the same day. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have at this stage, under no obligation. Take a look at my website to gain further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Moving Your Practice On-line (in response to Covid 19) - Online Therapy Institute
  • CPCAB Level 2: Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3: Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 4: Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 5: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate of Proficiency – Registered Member of the BACP
  • Diploma in Supervision - The Counselling Society
  • Cruse Supervision Training
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Awareness in Bereavement Care
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Complicated Grief
  • Cruse Bereavement Care: Working with Children and Young People
  • Infant Loss Training
  • Complex Grief in Children and Young People
  • Working with Children with Anxiety and Stress
  • Coercive Control and Domestic Abuse

I am a trained, experienced bereavement counsellor, supporting those grieving for a loved one. I am also equally experienced working with people with a whole range of diverse problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem issues and many more.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy


Initial free 30mins consultation session either face to face or by telephone

Individual 50 mins session £45

Trainee Counsellors concession £30

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

1st Floor Shapwick House
Shapwick Road
BH15 4AP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access

My counselling room is on the first floor without lift access. I can offer telephone or video counselling as an alternative.


I offer telephone, video or face to face counselling sessions (subject to availability):

Monday to Friday  8.30am - 5.00pm

Evening appointments available Monday and Thursday

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Carla Shears - Red Counselling MBACP

Carla Shears - Red Counselling MBACP