Isobel McArthur

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Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23
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About me

Sessions are available online and in person.

Perhaps you have arrived on this page feeling down, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, or needing to talk about issues that are impacting you. Unfortunately, life throws curve balls when we least expect it such as illness, loss of a loved one, or other life challenges. 

Choosing a therapist that is right for you is important to ensure you receive the most appropriate support to suit your individual needs. As a warm and caring person-centred counsellor I believe in being open and transparent to give you the information you need to help you make this decision. The counselling sessions place you at the centre of all the work we do together, to help you move away from where you are now to where you want to be. Sessions are held in a private, confidential safe space in Houlton, Rugby. A place where you will be heard and accepted without judgment. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Becoming a counsellor was a natural trajectory of over 22 years of working as a Wellbeing Therapist working with clients with a wide range of issues. I worked for three years and continue to work as a trauma-informed counsellor within a sexual abuse and rape organisation. In the same three years, I worked in a parenting charity counselling clients with varying complex mental health needs. I also work in a School working with children and young people from 11-18. 

I hold a BA Hons in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Warwick. In addition, I also hold other qualifications within the wellbeing field. These include Hypnotherapy, NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coaching, Reiki Master/Teacher, and other wellbeing modalities. 

Continuing personal development includes:

  • Guilt and Shame
  • Suicidality
  • Sexualised trauma
  • Neurodiversity, ASD and masking
  • Supporting maternal mental health
  • Developing core competence in race and culture

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Payment is 24 hours in advance by bank transfer

Further information

If you would like to discuss working together, a brief introductory call is available to answer any questions you may have and to talk about what you would like to work on and the counselling process. You can then decide if I am the right counsellor for you and sessions can be organised and booked. 

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes and available in person, online or by telephone.

I offer early morning, daytime, and evening sessions which works well with clients who prefer sessions that fit in with their work day. 

Houlton, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV23

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Isobel McArthur
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