Isabelle McGarahan BA (Hons), Accredited ACC
You may feel that you are stuck in a situation and cannot see a clear way through.
Counselling can help you talk about stresses, anxieties and other problems in your life in order to cope better in difficult circumstances.
I am a registered and fully accredited counsellor with ACC and all my work is carried out in accordance with their ethical guidelines. I have had many years of experience as teacher, pastoral carer, mentor, and counsellor.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space, working alongside you. My approach is person centred, integrative and creative - tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.
I work with both adults and older youth (DBS cleared). I offer telephone and online sessions and, now that I am vaccinated, I can offer socially distanced face to face sessions by arrangement
Your first 30 minute appointment is free in order to explore whether counselling is the way forward for you. Subsequent 1 hour sessions are £30 (+ mileage for home visits). Reduced rates may be available.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons, PGCE
Level 5 Certificate in Integrating Creative Interventions in Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 5 Nutrition
Deep Release Principles and Practice 1
Certificate in Mindfulness
O.A. Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents.
I have also had specialist training in bereavement, abuse, trauma, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, addictions and cancer.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Stresses of the theatre, dance world and entertainment industry.
Pressures of army life
From £25.00 to £35.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
30 minute introductory session - free
60 minutes face to face - £35
60 minutes phone/online - £30
Concessions available for keyworkers, students and for those on benefits or low incomes.
I offer telephone and online counselling on weekdays (early evenings by arrangement). I can arrange socially distanced face to face appointments, outdoors or indoors, hours to suit.