Charlotte de Sousa

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MBACP (Accred), UKCP (Accred)
Available for new clients
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Hereford HR2 & HR4
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, offering counselling, psychotherapeutic counselling, psychotherapy, couples therapy, supervision and meditation training in Hereford, Herefordshire and North West London. I also offer supervision and ISTDP focused sessions.

As a registered and accredited member of the UKCP, BACP and APP, I abide by the BACP and UKCP code of ethics.

Since 2007, I have worked with a range of clients in the following three areas:

  • Clients facing one off issues. This could be anything from a relationship break-down, to dealing with a problem at work, or removing a blockage to achieving a goal
  • Clients who are affected by, and wish to address, deeper issues. For example, feelings of isolation, fear of intimacy, relationship problems, unresolved family issues, anxiety and depression
  • Clients interested in personal development. For example, clients wishing to find who they really are, develop themselves and lead a more satisfying life

I also have experience of working with clients in a range of areas including relationship and family issues, becoming a mother and raising children, addictions and 12 Step programmes, eating disorders, offending, disability, financial problems, work related issues and spiritual matters.

Being passionate about my work, I continue to be amazed by what people are capable of in the right circumstances. On a cloudy day, the sun is still shinning, and so it is with you. I believe that within each of us, there is an unlimited depth of innate wholeness and well-being, but sometimes we get a little lost and need some help to find our way back. As an experienced guide, who has walked these paths many times, I will gladly help you find your way.

If you have any questions about how I can help, I would love to hear from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
  • BSc First Class Hours degree
  • BA 2:1
  • ISTDP training 
  • Supervision training
  • EFT Emotionally Focused Therapy – couples therapy course
  • Online therapy training
  • Early developmental trauma training
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course
  • Coaching course
  • Motivational interviewing course
  • OCD training
  • Eating disorder training
  • Hearing voices training
  • Disability training
  • Working with offending training
  • Domestic violence training
  • Depression training
  • Bi-polar and schizophrenia training
  • Somatic experiencing workshop
  • Dream interpretation training
  • Under earning training
  • Sex and love addiction training

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£80.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  • £80 per session for individual therapy
  • £120 per session for couples therapy

When I work


Further information

I am also now currently undertaking a supervisors course, and am offering low-cost supervision.

Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2

Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


In person

I offer supervision, suitable for counsellors & psychotherapists with a transpersonal/existential/ psychospiritual approach.

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Charlotte de Sousa
Charlotte de Sousa