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)
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Affordable fees are determined at assessment.