Cheryl Harrison Dip. Couns MBACP

Cheryl Harrison Dip. Couns MBACP



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About me

I offer an opportunity to explore difficult feelings and emotions in a safe, confidential and calm therapeutic environment.  Working with a counsellor in a mutually collaborative relationship can allow you as an individual to gain new perspective and insight into whatever might be troubling you. The demands of daily life can often seem overwhelming and the ability to talk to someone who will listen both with respect and without judgement can empower you to fulfil your potential.

I work as an integrative counsellor which means I draw on techniques from a range of therapeutic concepts. This enables me to tailor my approach to my client's specific need. I also find that some clients gain more from working in a creative or visual way and I will often use stones, art or other creative tools in order to help my client gain the full benefit from our sessions.

My work is in accordance with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists of whom I am a registered member. I am fully insured and I undertake regular ongoing professional development.  I also meet with a counselling practitioner on a regular basis to ensure that I maintain a high standard of expertise.  

I also work as a tutorial assistant teaching Counselling as a subject within the adult learning sector and I specialise in providing personal therapy to students undertaking counselling qualifications. I recognise and understand the challenges these courses can present.

Considering Counselling can often feel a little daunting but the investment in personal wellbeing can prove life enhancing. An initial session is offered with no obligation to commit further unless you are happy to do so.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Introduction to Counselling (Level 1)

I have worked both within an agency and private practice and also within a tutorial capacity.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience in a wide range of life issues including loss, chronic and life limiting illness, challenging relationships, low self esteem, depression and anxiety.


I believe that financial constraints should not prevent anyone from accessing high quality counselling. As I am fortunate enough to have my own premises (reducing my overheads considerably), I am able to offer a rate of £30.00 per 60 minute session.

Further information

I practice at a location within easy reach of the M4 Swindon junction/A419 with free off road parking. For those using public transport, there is a convenient bus stop nearby with direct links to Swindon/Marlborough. The main Swindon to Marlborough Cycle Route 45 is also close by.

Maps & Directions

Swindon, SN4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

small step into the house. Ground floor counselling room.


I offer flexibility as to the time of sessions and can offer weekend/evening sessions by arrangement.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme