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Isabelle Yates MBACP Accred.

Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6
07557 096503 07557 096503 Registered / Accredited

About me

If you know you are not happy but don't know why...

If you feel no one understands you or that you do not fit in....Counselling might provide the answer.

Together, we will work through your issues, your hopes and your fears.

We will explore your current difficulties in a kind and non-judgmental way.

I will try to help you make some changes aimed at resolving your current problems and improving your quality of life, if and when you feel ready to do so.

One of my area of expertise is bereavement support which I offer to people of all ages.

I am an accredited BACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist working from a "Person Centered" perspective, although I may offer other therapies in sessions, as and when it feels appropriate and with your consent.

I provide one to one short and long term counselling from my home situated in Maidenhead, within easy access of Bray, Cookham, Bourne End and Marlow and Burnham.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Post Graduate Certificate in CBT
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Accreditation
  • Cruse Training in Children and Young People Bereavement Support
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy Certificate
  • ITA certified NLP Practitioner

Prior to counselling, I worked in many and varied fields including the airline and fashion industries. However, the common denominator has always been my interest in people.

Continuing Personal and Professional Development are important to me and I attend training courses and workshops regularly.

I also receive clinical supervision on a monthly basis.

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 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

  • Cultural differences including feelings of displacement
  • Life changing events that could benefit the elderly and housebound from my counselling:
  • Medical problems that lead to confinement in the home (e.g. Social phobias or mobility difficulties).
  • Coming to terms with diminishing physical or mental faculties.
  • Bereavement
  • Loneliness (for example - separation from children or grandchildren).
  • Moving from the family home to sheltered accommodation or a care home.
  • Loss of independence.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


  • My fees are £50 per hour, payable on the day by cheque, cash or bank transfer
  • Special reductions by prior arrangements to students and senior
  • In these highly difficult times, I offer 50% discount to all key workers

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

I was born and raised in Paris.

I am happily married with a grown up son and daughter.

I have lived in England for over 35 years so I have an understanding of what it is like to adjust to a new culture and country. I work in both English and French.

I can, subject to referrals, make special arrangements to visit the elderly and housebound in their own home or residential care home.

Some testimonials:

"Isabelle is a very understanding, compassionate and intuitive counsellor. I am very glad to have found her during a time when I had overwhelming anxiety. She provided me with the insight and direction I needed to understand and work through my emotional turmoil." Mel (20's)

"I have found Isabelle to be sensitive, perceptive and compassionate. She has travelled with me as I have re-visited some very painful experiences/times in my life, always accepting me wherever I was. I am leaving my time with her with a new and more positive understanding of myself. I trust myself more and I have found a new enthusiasm for my life as I feel more in touch with myself and am enthusiastically carving a new path in life. One that is more aligned with my true purpose." Juliet (40's)

"I have only known Isabelle for a short time but in that time, I have found her to be kind, patient and a good listener. She helped me through the death of my husband and I have found her help extremely valuable. She does not give advice but suggests how to handle things or see things differently." Susan (70's)

"Isabelle, to me, was a great listener. She never judged nor influenced me in any way. I knew she was there for me and still is now, through everything. Isabelle is a kind and thoughtful person and has always made me consider the bigger picture in my problems. Her help enabled me to overcome my issues and view things more positively." Sophie (16)

Lorsque le chemin de la vie se parseme d'embuches, qu'un tas de pensees negatives nous fait perdre de vue l'important, la psychotherapie aide a se retrouver. Dans cette situation, s'exprimer dans une langue etrangere peut etre difficile pour retranscrire avec precision notre etat d'esprit et nos sentiments. Ma rencontre avec Isabelle m'a permis de m'exprimer simplement et facilement dans ma langue natale. Sa disponibilite et sa gentillesse facilite le dialogue.
Ayant la meme experience que la mienne de Francaise expatriee en Angeleterre, Isabelle a su comprendre certaines de mes experiences et difficultes.

L'annee pendant laquelle nous nous sommes vues, Isabelle m'a permis de me retrouver en tant qu'individu et de me recentrer sur mon identitee, mes priorites, mes envies et oser etre moi-meme. Avec Isabelle j'ai appris a mettre en place different outils qui m'aident encore aujourd'hui quand le stresse et l'anxiete me gagnent. Laure (30's)


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French


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

Large driveway to park any cars


Available Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday, from 10am till 6.30pm latest.

Types of client

Older adults


Isabelle Yates MBACP Accred.

Isabelle Yates MBACP Accred.