Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently
verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
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
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£53.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£53 per session.
I provide reduced rates for Trainee Counsellors. Please contact me for information.
When I work
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.