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About me

I am a Person centred counsellor. My specialisms are Bereavement work and 26 years of working with Mental Health to improve your wellbeing and make you feel whole again. I'm here to listen and work with you at your pace;

I am patient and Empathetic whilst actively listening to you in a non-judgemental way, I will help you simplify and gain understanding of your life situation.

Issues i have worked with include: Mental health, Bereavement, loss, Anger, relationship issues, WRS Issues,Miscarriage, Bullying, Addiction, Trauma Work, PTSD, Generalised Anxiety disorder, Panic attacks, Family Issues, Feeling Sadness. loss of identity and loneliness.

I work to help you ease Stress, Improve low mood, understanding depressive episodes, managing low self-esteem, tools to help you in rebuilding self confidence through increased self-awareness.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB dip counselling
  • Bereavement counselling -Cruse
  • Trauma work
  • Drug and alcohol / Harm reduction Training
  • CBT
  • Suicide intervention
  • Mindfulness & relaxation for stress reduction

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


Additional information

  • Initial Consultation £40
  • Clinical Hour = 50 min sessions
  • £55 - Weekdays until 5pm
  • £65 - Evenings and weekends


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday - Daytime and evening Tuesday - Friday  Evenings and Weekends



Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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.

Languages offered


Colleen Shelswell

Colleen Shelswell