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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 9th August 2021

About me

Whatever you are struggling with right now, I offer you a warm, compassionate, accepting and confidential space in which to feel heard, understood, validated and able to explore these issues further, without fear of being judged or shut down.

Many things can bring us to seek counselling: bereavement and other forms of loss, anxiety, low mood, feelings of panic, feelings of isolation, anger, health issues, difficulties with home life, issues around a new life stage, work-related stress, relationship issues, matters concerning your identity...to name but a few.

If you would like to find out more, contact me.  I will respond within 24 hours if I can't straightaway.  From first contact I can offer a free half-hour session via Zoom to explore what you might want from counselling and how we might work together to realise this.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Counselling Studies Certificate - Level 3
  • Placement with Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA)
  • Placement at The Glastonbury Surgery, Counsellors' Collective South West.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am committed to their Ethical Framework. I have regular supervision, and engage in ongoing professional development to enhance the service I offer.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Areas I have helped people with include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, abuse, identity, eating disorders, bereavement, loneliness, relationship issues, self harm, life changes and self-worth.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy


£40.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs

Additional information

I offer a free initial half-hour assessment via Zoom, Skype or telephone. 

Thereafter, my fee is £40.00 per 50-minute session. 


Please contact me to check my availability.  If you would like me to get back to you by telephone, please indicate if there is a preferred time of day for me to do this.

Further information

If you are nervous about face-to-face sessions in light of the pandemic, there are some hopefully reassuring things I can tell you: firstly, I have received both Covid vaccinations; secondly, the room I use is spacious and well-ventilated; finally, although my preferred method of counselling is in person, I understand that this might not be possible or desirable for some, therefore I also offer sessions by Zoom. 


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Please do contact me if you feel accessibility may be an issue as there may be alternative options for us to meet.


Charmain Gilmour (MBACP) Person-Centred Counsellor

Charmain Gilmour (MBACP) Person-Centred Counsellor