About me

Hello, I'm Keira.

I can offer a confidential space for reflection and growth, empathy and congruence in a non-judgemental and calming environment.

My previous experience includes working with anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, trauma, depression, abuse, pregnancy related issues and gender identity (dysphoria/ dysmorphia/ transitioning) and much more.

I am a qualified Integrative counsellor working with psychodynamic and person-centred approaches. I also include mindfulness and other techniques, tailored to the individual client. I am a registered member of the BACP and also a member of BPS.

Training, qualifications & experience

*pending MSc Psychology*

BSc (Hons) Applied Social Sciences at University of Gloucestershire

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

Foundation Degree (with Merit) in Therapeutic Counselling

Child Psychology Level 4

Additional professional training in:-

Domestic Abuse
Child neglect
Attachment disorders
Post-partum psychosis

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

Gender identity - dysphoria/ dysmorphia and transitioning.


Additional information

I offer telephone counselling and face-to-face counselling in central Cheltenham.

£50 per 50 minute session


Monday to Friday, office hours with some availability during evenings and weekends.

Further information

The first step is often the hardest.

I hope to create a warm and trusting relationship with my clients and without giving advice, facilitate reconnection with your true sense of self, raising awareness through reparation and growth leading to a more fulfilling and peaceful life.

The Regency Practice
Clarendon House
42 Clarence Street
GL50 3PL


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Keira Rowlands

Keira Rowlands