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Issy Murphy PG Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred).

Norwich, Norfolk, NR4
07818035374 07818035374 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a person-centred therapist with a huge belief in the human ability to heal and grow given the right conditions. I see my role as that of a nurturing companion to help you unlock your own inner resources and support you to realise your potential. I feel hugely privileged to be invited by clients to accompany them as they explore and resolve their distress, often discovering who they really are in the process.

Trying to find the right therapist can feel a daunting prospect, particularly when you’re feeling vulnerable. I believe that the way in which I work is best experienced, rather than described, and so I welcome you to contact me to arrange a meeting so you can assess whether I feel like the right therapist for you. There is no obligation to commit to therapy with me and I would encourage you to meet with a number of therapists before making a decision.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Norwich Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy (this course is accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy);
  • BACP Individual Accreditation awarded;
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling from the Norwich Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy;
  • Trained with and worked as a volunteer counsellor for Cruse Bereavement Care Specialists;
  • Trained with and worked as a volunteer counsellor for Time Norfolk, specialists in Pregnancy Loss, through termination, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth;
  • Trained & worked as a volunteer counsellor with St Barnabas Counselling Centre;
  • I still work as a volunteer counsellor at 4Cs Counselling Centre;
  • I have experience working with clients of the local Sexual Assault Referral Centre (Harbour Centre);
  • I work with corporate clients referred through Employee Assisted Programme;
  • I have worked with a wide range of clients with diverse issues.

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

I also work with people struggling with life changes and those interested in personal development and growth.

Some people don't identify with specific areas for which others might come to counselling, however they have a sense that something isn't quite right in their life...they aren't happy, but want to be...they aren't fulfilled, but want to be... or they don't quite know who they really are and want to find out.

Whatever your reason for thinking about having counselling I'm happy to discuss this with you so we can decide if we are a 'good fit'.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy

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£45.00 per session

Reduced fee of £35.00 for initial meeting to see if working together is right for us both

Further information

Clients' comments:

Thank you so much for what you have done for me. The transformation is amazing. I am back in control of my life. #Happy Girl

I was apprehensive of starting counselling, but you're very reassuring and made me feel like my emotions and feelings are valid.

Issy was superb and I felt very comfortable talking to her about things that I haven't talked to other people about. She was very professional, but equally easy to be with and caring and remembered our past conversations well so we could really develop our sessions together.

Issy helped me understand and rethink situations in my past and present life that I felt very confused about. I felt very comfortable talking to her about personal things I wouldn't with anyone else. I want to thank Issy for all her help; I was a prisoner of my own fear and worry and she has helped me so much.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Issy Murphy PG Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred).

Issy Murphy PG Dip Couns, MBACP (Accred).