Five Valleys Counselling Practice Ltd

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Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2AJ
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About us

Five Valleys Counselling Practice provides high quality counselling for individuals or couples. Our sessions can be face to face in our comfortable and confidential practice rooms, online, or by telephone.

At Five Valleys Counselling Practice we offer you a warm, supportive and professional relationship. We work with you to make sense of your difficulties and we’ll help find a way ahead that fits with your values and lifestyle. As a practice we are LGBTQ+  affirmative and advocates of anti-racism.

We also provide professional services to counsellors, psychotherapists and researchers. These include clinical supervision, continuing professional development activities and clinical and academic support.

Training, qualifications & experience

All of our staff are fully qualified, experienced counsellors or psychotherapists who are professionally accredited by, or registered with, the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), or the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP).

Member organisations *

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Areas of counselling we deal with

Other areas of counselling we deal with

As a practice we have clinicians with a special interest and expertise in issues relating to:

  • Bereavement, loss, learning and physical disability, and the resultant family dynamics
  • Sexual diversity and gender identity
  • Managing risk and suicidal feelings

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£50.00 - £65.00

Additional information

We charge £50 per 50 minute individual session and £65 per 50 minute couples session.

We usually invoice monthly in arrears. We can invoice you weekly if you prefer. Payment can be made online, by cash or cheque.

Further information

We always offer an initial meeting of up to an hour at no cost - it's important that you can meet your counsellor and have a sense of how the work will go before deciding to start your counselling journey. You won't be committed to a specific number of sessions or tied in to any payment plans.

Our practice is located in central Stroud, close to a car park and a couple of minutes walk from the train station. We offer day time and evening sessions and we don't hold a waiting list. 

Got an overly attached dog you don't want to leave at home? Bring them with you! Well-behaved hounds welcome.

8 London Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2AJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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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.

Please let us know about your accessibility needs. We can provide a hearing induction loop. We do have stairs in our practice, but can offer downstairs, wheelchair accessible sessions by arrangement. Assistance dogs and ordinary pooches welcome!

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In person

Dr Jane Woodend: I qualified as a Psychodynamic Supervisor (WPF) in 2006. I work with individuals and groups, across different therapeutic models.

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Five Valleys Counselling Practice Ltd
Five Valleys Counselling Practice Ltd