Charlotte Bennett

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MNCPS accredited integrative counsellor
Available for new clients
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Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome, thank you for being here.

My name is Charlotte, and I am a qualified integrative counsellor and registered accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society, working both in private practice and as a counsellor for Wiltshire Mind.

I completely understand how daunting it can be to take the first steps to seek help, and I hope to make the process for everyone that I work with as easy as possible.

Why might you seek counselling and how does it work?

Perhaps you are feeling low and struggling to find joy and meaning in the every day, maybe you’re feeling dissatisfied with how your life currently looks and would like to make some changes, or it could be that you have a particular issue that you would like to work through. Therapy can be helpful for so many different reasons, and I am here to support you in whatever you would like to bring. No problem is too big or small, and there is no need to have a specific reason to seek counselling. If you are feeling like you need some extra support, we can work together to unpack things and lighten your mental load.

I aim to create a warm, down to earth environment where you can feel comfortable sharing with me. In this safe space you can explore your emotions, thoughts, behaviours, gain self-awareness, and develop empowering coping strategies. I am committed to building a therapeutic relationship based on trust, which helps to create positive change that improves overall wellbeing and life satisfaction. I understand how difficult it can be to stop worrying about the future, or dwelling on the past, but together we can work towards you feeling comfortable and satisfied in the here and now.

How do I work?

As an integrative counsellor, I approach therapy from a holistic perspective, drawing from various therapeutic approaches to meet the unique needs of each person that I work with. I believe that no single approach fits all, so I tailor our sessions to address each client's specific concerns and goals. I draw upon elements of person-centred, gestalt, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapies to provide a supportive and collaborative space for growth and healing.

I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, grief & loss, low self-esteem, overwhelm, domestic issues, relationship/family issues, low mood, burnout and more. I am open to working with whatever you would like to bring to the session, nothing is too big or small for us to navigate together.

If you are looking for a safe, confidential, empathetic space to feel heard without any judgement, please reach out to me and we can discuss how we might work together.

Seeking help is a brave and empowering step towards feeling like yourself again.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Counselling (NCPS Accred) at Heartwood Counselling and Psychotherapy Training
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills at Bristol College

Registered accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

I participate in ongoing continual professional development and I am also supported by regular supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer a free, no obligation, initial 15 minute video consultation. This is to gain an understanding of what has brought you to counselling and to work out if I am the right counsellor for you. Please send me an email to find out more and book in a call.

After our initial consultation, if you decide to continue working together, sessions will cost £50.

Counselling sessions will take place on the same day and time each week and last 50 minutes. I typically provide open-ended therapy, but it is possible to work in a more focused way with a shorter block of sessions.

I work with adults over the age of 18. We can either meet in person at my comfortable, confidential practice room in Stroud town centre, or online.

When I work

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Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Charlotte Bennett
Charlotte Bennett