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About me

I am a Gestalt Counsellor and my aim is to create a positive and trusting environment within which a professional relationship can develop which will enable you to access the help you wish.

I am empathic and approachable and I strive to provide a caring and safe service so you can feel confident in sharing your thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental and confidential way.

I offer ONLINE  and face to face 1:1 sessions with adults and children, as well as couple work and whole family interventions. I have over 20 years experience in working with Families and Children/Young people. I am able to use a creative and eclectic approach to tailor my interventions to suit the needs of my clients.

The length of these interventions can vary and are also tailored to your individual needs. At initial consultation we can talk about what your hoping to achieve from our sessions and how long this may take etc. I can work with you and what you feel that you need.

My hours of work vary and I can offer evening and some weekend appointments. For family sessions, I find that they are best carried out within the family home but this can be flexible if not appropriate.

I work confidentially and ethically, abiding by the BACP code of ethics. I also have an enhanced DBS check.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DipHE in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling from University of New Bucks.
  • Certificate in Non Violent Resistance (NVR). Family Therapy Approach for aggressive/challenging children. CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service).
  • BSc Practice Educating - Social Care.
  • Level 4 NVQ Working with Parents and Families.
  • Data Protection & Information Governance.
  • Level 4 Safeguarding - Children Services.
  • Strenthening Families Project - Facilitator.
  • Motivational Interviewing.
  • Solution Focus Therapy.

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

Family Relationship Breakdowns.

Child to Parent Domestic Abuse.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

OUT of HOURS (Evening & Weekend) appointments are available

Individuals; A fee of £45.00 per 50 minute session.

Couples; A fee of £60.00 per 50 minute session.

Family Work; A fee of £65 per 60-90 minute session.


Telephone contact available between 9am and 8pm (Mon - Fri)

ONLINE  sessions available to suit individual needs.

Further information

Alongside providing Counselling I also work with groups, professional organisations and deliver workshops offering Mindfulness Training, Understanding Behaviours and Meaning Making of Dreams & a new fascinating approach to working with parents who have challenging children who use aggressive and violence to express themselves (NVR).

Child-2-Parent aggression/abuse is on the increase and the Family Therapy approach of 'Non Violent Resistance (NVR)' is now widely being championed as the best method to tackle this. I can offer this to individual families (in their own homes) and also in small groups for parents.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online sessions and home visits adhereing to current legislations due to current circumstances


Clair O'Donovan

Clair O'Donovan