Chiara McMaster -MBACP, BSc Psychology PG Dip in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Chiara McMaster -MBACP, BSc Psychology PG Dip in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Ross On Wye

Manor House
Bank Street
NP16 5EL

07766 001 835

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About me

Many of us have experienced something throughout our life that has been traumatic and the pain from that leaves its mark. During therapy, we work together, over a period of time, to untangle the complications that trauma causes, with the aim of you feeling more freedom and less burden.  Often, I find myself working with clients who are experiencing anxiety and or depression for a variety of different reasons so we work together to explore what is causing these feelings with the aim of moving past them.

I use an integrative approach with my roots based in person centred therapy. I offer a confidential, non judgemental space where you can explore any issue you wish to bring. Within this space I encourage you to find your voice. I work alongside you, at your pace, with the intention of helping you live a fuller, more wholesome life.

Living with mental health difficulties can be so isolating and lonely. Whilst I am not in your shoes so do not know exactly how you feel, I want to sit with you and take a hold of some of that pain so we can look at it together and you can become free of it. If you are ready to take the next step, please get in touch and we can arrange your session.

You can:

email me on,

visit my website and enquire through there

or call me on 07766001835.

Training, qualifications & experience

I I have experience working with children, young people and adults in both the setting of my own private practice and within different education settings

I completed training with Place2be, the leading national children's mental health charity. I run my own practice in Herefordshire and Chepstow.

I work in schools, with 'Tappy Twins', a Community Interest Company, which was developed to support our young people, when they need it most. We are a forward-thinking, one stop support service that focuses on the mental and emotional health and well-being of children and adults; through 1-2-1, workshops and family support. Whilst we encourage positive and emotional well-being, we hold a firm focus on prevention.

I am a trainer for TT Academy, delivering Mental Health First Aid training and a variety of workshops.  The workshops include Stigma and Discrimination with Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug misuse, Mindfulness and Meditation.  For more information on training days, well being days and workshops, please feel free to get in touch.

Bsc Psychology- The University of Manchester

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy- The University of Salford

Post Graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy- The University of Salford

Place2be training

Advanced EFT (emotional freedom therapy) practitioner

Children and Young People at risk of substance misuse training

Supporting children who have experienced early childhood trauma and broken attachments on childhood development-Bill Ashton

Stabilisation work in complex trauma counselling-Rixon McShane

Self care-Fiona Dunkley

Love and its shadows: Existential perspectives on relationships-Emmy Van Deurzen

Working with shame and secrecy associated with self harm-Amy Beaumont

Supporting male victims of sexual abuse-Billie Andrews and Duncan Craig

Mental Health First Aid course-TT Academy

Train The Trainer-TT Academy

Member organisations



Individual counselling / therapy session - from £45-£50 (location dependent)

Online therapy - £45

Telephone Counselling - £45

All sessions last 50 minutes.

Maps & Directions

Ross On Wye, HR9
Chepstow, NP16 5EL

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday to Friday. Limited evening availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults