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About me

If you are struggling with difficult feelings, worries or experiences, I can offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to talk and an opportunity for change.

Perhaps you feel anxious, depressed, lonely, overwhelmed or unable to cope. You may be experiencing relationship issues, panic attacks, stress at work or find yourself struggling following a bereavement. These are just a few of the  difficulties that therapy can help with.

When you come to see me, I will help you think about what is troubling you so that we can reach a greater understanding and increase your self-confidence.  Together we will reflect on the factors that might be affecting your life and explore a way forward.  I will not give you advice or tell you what to do but help you to get to a point where you feel able to make your own choices and affect change in your own life for the better.

If you would like to get in touch, we can arrange an initial session where we can meet each other, find out more and decide whether counselling might be of help.

My fee is £45 per 50 minute session. I offer a limited number of reduced rate fees to those in financial need.

I will have a vacancy towards the end of September for someone in a position to come for sessions 3 times a week, for 2 years. This would be at a reduced rate with the possibility of a bursary for those on a low income or unemployed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced and qualified counsellor. I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Gloucestershire Counselling Service (awarded by Westminster Pastoral Foundation, WPF) and a Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling (awarded by the University of the West of England, UWE).  I also completed the GCS Associate Programme, gaining an Associate Award in Psychodynamic Counselling.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and Registrant of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).  I adhere to both organisations' Codes of Ethics.

Before working in private practice, I worked at Gloucestershire Counselling Service and have experience of working with adults with a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, stress and difficulties in relationships.

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.

BACP

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding school syndrome

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

Additional information

Individual sessions: £40
Limited number of reduced rate fees

Availability

Weekdays

Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Charlotte Speirs (Reg. MBACP, BPC)

Charlotte Speirs (Reg. MBACP, BPC)