About me

Qualified and Experienced

I am a professional qualified therapeutic counsellor and BSc (Hons) graduate in Applied Social Sciences.  I am aware how life experiences and events can impact our ability to function on a day-to-day basis and - how social expectations can put us under further pressure.

A Space for Understanding

I am also aware that we can become overwhelmed or confused by our thoughts, feelings or behaviours and that finding someone to just listen and not judge, can be difficult.  As your counsellor I can offer you a safe and confidential space where you can talk and reflect on your individual experience, to understand what this means for you.

Our Relationship

If you choose to work with me you will find that I am empathic, non-judgemental and that our relationship will be genuine.  Our working environment will provide you with a climate whereby you can feel comfortable to explore, discover and develop who you are as a person.

Your Best Interests

Whatever your desired outcome from counselling you can be confident that I will hear you, work with you and support you in your counselling goals and, on your counselling journey.

How it Works

  • Either call or email if you want to find out more about how I work, we can then set up an initial session to discuss your needs/goals.  If you then wish to continue - further sessions can be organised.
  • Sessions are weekly and will last for 50 minutes.
  • My practice is conveniently located in Cheltenham town centre.
  • A confidential service will be provided.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc(Hons) Applied Social Sciences (1st Class) (Level 6)

University of Gloucestershire

Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (With Merit) (Level 5)

Gloucestershire College/University of Gloucestershire

Certificates in Counselling Studies (Level 2 and 3)

Gloucestershire College

Award in Introduction to Counselling (Level 2)

Gloucestershire College

BACP Certificate in Proficiency (Registered Member)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

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.


Additional information

  • Weekly (50 minute) sessions £40


Sessions available (including Saturday) please contact to discuss.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Donna Salter

Donna Salter