Hilary McMeeking

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BSc (Hons), MNCS (Accred) Dip Person Centred Counselling
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Gloucester GL19 & Cheltenham GL52
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Who do I work with?

I work with a wide range of clients who feel, amongst other things; anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and/or depressed, as well as clients who feel they can't say 'no' and who may often have the feeling they are not good enough. I also work with clients who have experienced emotional neglect as a child.

Your journey through life has brought you to where you are now, therefore it is necessary to unravel it with someone you think you can build a trusting relationship with. As an experienced and qualified Person Centred/Integrative counsellor, I will support you while we work through things together and begin to find a clear way forward. Here is a safe place where you can say anything you need to say, in a kind and non-judgmental setting.

I offer you a warm and caring space where we will work towards your wellness; A place to process and make sense of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. A place where you can find your way at last, putting things back together again in a way that works better for you.

If you feel ready to make life feel better then contact me today. You can discover who you really are and you can work towards positive change for your future.

What to expect from your first session

It can take courage to call or email to book a first initial session and I try my very best to help you feel ok about meeting me for the first time. I work compassionately and without judgment so you can bring anything to counselling, all is welcome, you are welcome.

During our first session I will take a little time to let you know about confidentiality and how I can keep you and your information safe. After that you are welcome to tell me whatever you would like to; why you are looking for counselling, how you are feeling and what has happened to you. You can just go ahead and splurge it all out or, if that feels way too scary, I can gently ask you some questions to help you through the process. At the end you can either book in again or take your time to have a think about whether you'd be happy to work together with me going forwards and then let me know by email.

In our work together I will be patient with you and at the same time I will also encourage you to take time to be patient and compassionate with yourself, for some people that can be a challenge in itself. Steadily, over time, things will move forward, changes will happen and you will look back and understand how far you've come. 


I offer daytime sessions from 8.30am in the mornings on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays with evening sessions available at 5.15pm and 6.30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Contact me by email, text or phone. For email enquiries please leave a phone number too so that I can let you know I have replied; my emails to clients often land in 'junk mail' , I will drop you a brief text to let you know a reply is waiting for you. To ensure confidentiality, I will not phone you back unless you specifically ask me too.

You don't have to work it all out alone, contact me today for a quick chat or a free initial session and we can talk about how I can help you.

I work mostly in the following areas:

  • Anxiety, Stress, Overwhelm and Worry
  • Feelings of disconnection and emptiness
  • Self Worth and Self Esteem
  • Relationship issues with parents and partners
  • Adults who have/had difficult relationships with mothers and/or fathers
  • Adults who suffered Childhood Emotional Neglect / Emotional Abandonment
  • Depression
  • People pleasing
  • Not feeling good enough

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma (Level 5) in Person Centred Counselling (BACP approved course).
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling
  • BsC (first class) Sociology and Social Policy.
  • ​British Focussing Association Certificate in Focussing Skills.

I am a member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS) which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

I continue to access CPD regularly, including the following:

  • Working with The Impact of Childhood Complexity
  • Working at Relational Depth
  • Working with Shame
  • Dealing with Distress - Working with Suicide and Self-Harm

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

When you call, text or email me I will reply as quickly as I can. If you haven't received a response by email within 24 hours, please check all your email folders as it may land in your junk/spam mail box.

​Alternatively if you save my email to your contact list it will come straight to your inbox.

​I look forward to hearing from you.

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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Hilary McMeeking
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