About us

Ipsum is a charity based in the heart of Swindon which supports people through counselling, couples counselling and therapeutic creative music and art.  We welcome applications from all people in Swindon, Cirencester and the surrounding areas.

Counselling is available for over 18's.

Therapeutic music and art can be available for all ages.

Training, qualifications & experience

The counselling service is managed by Julie Mattinson MBACP and Barbara Pike MBACP with over 10 years experience as qualified counsellors and as fully trained and qualified couples counsellors. We manage a team of counsellors who work with different therapeutic models. We are able to support people through counselling who present with a wide range of issues.

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.

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


Additional information

Affordable fees are determined at assessment.

13 Milton Road

Type of session

In person