Charlotte Deeves

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MBACP (Accred), MA (Oxon)
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Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5
Available for new clients
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About me

Are you feeling lost, anxious or low?  Are you struggling with coming to terms with changes in your life?  Are you feeling aimless, overwhelmed or unmotivated?  You are not alone.  Life is full of uncertainty, and it can be hard to know where to turn when you have been trying to hold onto it all by yourself.

I provide warmth, empathy, encouragement and acceptance to help you to safely explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with the aim of relieving the symptoms you experience and to offer space for you to find your way.

I am a fully qualified and BACP accredited Counsellor with over 20 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.

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 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.

I provide both traditional indoor therapy as well as Ecotherapy using local woodland and parkland.  If you are interested in this approach, please contact me for more information.

If you would like a free, no obligation 20-minute telephone consultation, or have any questions, please contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Taking Therapy Outside-The Centre for Natural Reflection, with Hayley Marshall.
  • 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Terminal diagnosis

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From £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£55 per 50 minute session indoor/remote.

£60 per 60 minute outdoor session.

I provide reduced rates for Trainee Counsellors. Please contact me for information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me for current availability.  I offer some flexible appointments.

Further information

  • 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.
  • Traditional indoor therapy is offered from a discrete and secure therapy space in central Stroud.
  • Ecotherapy is offered from a local outdoor space on the edge of Stroud accessible on foot, by bike or by car.  Free parking and cycle racking is available.
  • I strive to provide a low-carbon and environmentally responsible Counselling Service.

Client Testimonial

"Charlotte has been incredibly welcoming and has provided a safe and professional environment to work in.  During my six sessions, we were able to work together to identify key areas that I wanted to focus on.  Many of these areas I would not have been able to identify if not for Charlotte's attention to detail.  I truly felt that she understood my circumstances, and we were able to outline realistic and achievable goals."

Professional Testimonials

“I had the pleasure of working alongside Charlotte over a 3 year period, where I was able to witness her client-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.

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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There is one shallow step into the building. A ramp can be provided. Accessible toilet and ground floor meeting room are available.

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Charlotte Deeves
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