Esther Goulding

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Registered MBACP
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Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

Sometimes life is not easy. We may need support at times to understand and make sense of these difficult, uncomfortable feelings and circumstances which can be hard to walk through. I am here to offer a safe, confidential, and compassionate space for you to be fully heard with no judgement. I am a qualified integrative, person-centred counsellor and registered member of the BACP, based in Newent, Gloucestershire.

It may be that you are experiencing loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, impact of trauma, relationship problems, work-related stress, unresolved situations, or dissatisfaction with life. Current or past experiences can overwhelm us and cause distress. When we feel stuck and unsure of the way ahead talking to someone at a deeper level outside of our situation can help.

The Counselling Journey 

Counselling is a journey which can support you to gain fresh insight, grow, heal, and find a new way forward with empathy and care. It takes real courage to start counselling, I look to provide a calm, welcoming space where you can feel safe to explore whatever is troubling you.

I use an integrative approach, using person-centred, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed approaches. I offer both short-term and long-term individual counselling to adults and young adults (16+). Every counselling journey is unique as we work towards what is best for you as an individual.

We begin our journey by talking about what you would like from counselling and how we can work together towards this. This forms the basis of our therapeutic relationship which is central to the process.

Together, we can help make sense of what you are walking through and help find those inner resources that enable you to discover new avenues of thinking and being with greater awareness, self-compassion, acceptance, confidence, and authenticity.

During these times we are living in with the effects of coronavirus, I offer carefully assessed face-to-face counselling as well as online counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

PG Dip Therapeutic Counselling and registered member of the BACP.

In addition to my counselling qualifications, I have received further training in the following:

  • Attachment Aware and Trauma Response
  • Trauma informed approaches
  • Bereavement and complex grief
  • Working with Shame and Guilt
  • managing stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress

I seek to continually be learning and attend regular CPD training to develop myself so I can give best to my clients.


I was a counsellor at the Well Counselling in Malvern for over 3 years and have remained an associate member. During my time at the Well I worked with a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and situations, offering support to those experiencing grief, loss, stress, relationship problems, work-related stress, identity, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and self-harm.

I have over 14 years’ experience in community, charity, church and school settings in various listening roles from children to adults.

I have experience and interest in working with people around themes of faith and spirituality, particularly from a Christian faith background, and for others who may be searching meaning and direction. I am also part of the BACP Spirituality division.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience in working with childhood and recent trauma.


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Sessions either in-person or online.

£20 for an initial session

£45 per session thereafter 

I have limited spaces where I am happy to negotiate a lower rate for those that are unable to pay the full fee. 

When I work

Currently on maternity leave until January 2024. Happy to explore sessions to begin from January onwards. 

Further information

I accept cash and card payment or via BACS. Sessions are payable before or on the day of the session.

Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Esther Goulding
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