Ilse Herlihy

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MBACP Reg. Accred
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Truro, Cornwall, TR1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I offer counselling to adults, young people and couples who may be feeling worried, distressed or stuck in their lives.

My aim is to help them gain an insight into what is happening - and how they are dealing with it. This brings about a new sense of self, a self-awareness, which then enables them to work through and overcome whatever the challenges might be.

I provide a safe space which is both supportive and confidential. I work with clients who are experiencing:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • trauma
  • the effects of abuse
  • separation/divorce
  • loss
  • low self-esteem issues
  • stress
  • women-specific issues
  • menopause
  • relationship problems

Couples counselling

Whether a couple has been together for a short time or many years, every relationship can face emotional challenges at some point.

Each couple is unique and my couples counselling sessions are structured in a way to help the couple:

  • find ways to communicate with each other in a more constructive way
  • identify external factors which might affect their relationship
  • learn more about why arguments escalate
  • negotiate and resolve conflicts where possible

What to do to get started

You can call, text or email me. I offer a free initial 20 minute session. This gives you the opportunity to ask me any questions you may have to begin with.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certified training in Counselling Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Certification in Couple Counselling

BACP Accreditation

I have been working as a counsellor for 15 years.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such abide by their Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couple Counselling


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

My fees are £45 for individuals, £60 for couples.

There are a few spaces available at a reduced fee.

I offer a free 20-minutes in-person or telephone consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have day time and evening availability.

Truro, Cornwall, TR1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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