I am a fully qualified and BACP accredited counsellor with over 15 years of experience in health, social care and the charitable sector. For 8 years I was employed in both adult and children's hospices, specialising in the provision of counselling to those experiencing complex health needs, bereavement and loss.
Of course loss does not always mean losing someone. Sometimes our loss can be of confidence, hope, health, relationship, career, direction or sense of connection within our community. I work with many issues associated with loss including anxiety, depression, stress, loneliness, relationship difficulties, family issues, postnatal problems, trauma, low self-esteem and isolation.
I provide warmth, empathy, encouragement and acceptance to help you to safely explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
I use both person-centred and psychodynamic approaches to enable you to identify the challenges you are facing and to support you in finding your own unique path through them. I may help you to explore the past to establish how this might be influencing the present. You are the expert on your life, and I provide a space for you to experience attuned and compassionate listening so that together we can work towards you finding your own individual way through your difficulties.
If you would like a free, no obligation 20-minute telephone consultation, or have any questions, please contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling-University of Cambridge
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling-University of Cambridge
- BA (Hons) Experimental Psychology-University of Oxford
- Working with Families with a Physical Illness: A Systemic Approach-The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
- 8 Years of bereavement experience at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court.
I worked together with senior staff at Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge to develop a neonatal care pathway for babies and their families. I held the role of lead counselling and wellbeing practitioner for this project.
During the past 15 years, I have worked frequently with individuals and families facing bereavement and loss, terminal diagnosis, neonatal intensive care, physical and learning disabilities, brain injury, anxiety and depression, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties.
Registered / Accredited
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per session.
I provide reduced rates for Trainee Counsellors. Please contact me to discuss this.
Please contact me for current availability. I offer some flexible appointments.
- I am fully insured and registered.
- I engage in regular supervision with a senior accredited (BACP) supervisor.
- I adhere fully to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
- I work from a discrete and secure therapy space in central Stroud.
“I had the pleasure of working alongside Charlotte over a 3 year period, where I was able to witness her person centred approach and high standard of care to individuals she was supporting. Charlotte's warm, welcoming and professional attitude allows for a truly holistic counselling approach.”
Lucy B, working in Cambridge, Palliative Care.
“From my experience of working with Charlotte she presents as a very caring and thoughtful practitioner. She is a good listener and someone with whom clients can build a rapport in a trusting and professional relationship.”
Clare, Social Worker.