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Irene Bell M.A Counselling; MBACP

Egremont, Cumbria, CA22
01946 821183 01946 821183

About me

I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor. For the past 20 years I have been a counsellor in private practice with over 24 years experience in a counselling setting, which was initially gained while working as a community nursing sister for the National Health Service.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics.

I provide a safe confidential service for individuals, couples and groups.

I see clients for long and short term therapeutic intervention working with a wide range of issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Coursework supervision (2005)
  • Masters Degree in Guidance & Counselling (1995 - 96) Durham University
  • Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (1995)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills in work setting (1994)
  • Certificate in Nursing Counselling skills (1993)
  • RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills - the development of learning (1992)
  • Training in Transactional Analysis (1989 - 1991)
  • Certificate in Community Nursing (1987)
  • Registered General Nurse Certificate RGN (1985)

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health Related Issues
Personal Development
Professional Development

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£40 per session
£50 per session for couples
£40 per hour for supervision
Reduced fees for anyone on low income

Concessions offered for

  • Low income


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access


Monday to Friday  9 30am - 6-30pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I am a qualified supervisor with an Advanced Diploma in Casework Supervision.

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Irene Bell M.A Counselling; MBACP

Irene Bell M.A Counselling; MBACP