Liz Gleaves

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Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dip. Couns, MBACP
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working in Chippenham.  I provide counselling for adults of all ages and can offer both short term and long term therapy.  I am trained integratively and holistically,  which means I use a variety of different approaches and techniques depending on your individual need.  I am intuitive and empathic and I work with both the body and the mind, as I believe they are interconnected.  I am also a certified trauma therapist,  with experience of working with clients who have PTSD, Complex PTSD and dissociation.

  • "until I came to see you, I didn't really understand why I found life so challenging.  Now I understand and it has changed my life so much!" -  Trauma client

There are often times in our lives when we need support and understanding, and a place to go to, where we can look at areas of our lives that we may be struggling with.  This may be thoughts, behaviours, feelings or situations that are causing us distress in our everyday lives.  It may be past traumas or a general feeling of being lost or disconnected from ourselves.  Whatever you are experiencing I can offer you a warm, safe, confidential space, that is non-judgemental and we can work together to find new ways of coping or to come to a place of better understanding and clarity.

  • "having a place to go each week to be really listened to has helped me to feel lighter and more able to cope" - client

Getting started.....

If you think that I may be able to help you, please email ( or telephone me (07368843610) to arrange an initial assessment appointment, where we can meet each other to talk about what you would like to get from counselling, and you can decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.  If you are happy to continue, I will book a second session and we will arrange to meet weekly.

Please note that any replies to email enquiries may go to junk mail, so please check there as well!

I work from a private garden office at my home and my working hours are:

Monday 9.00 am - 9.00 pm

Tuesday 9.00 am - 9.00 pm

Wednesday 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Thursday 9.00 am - 9.00 pm

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certified Complex Trauma Professional (CCTP) Level 2

CPD Training

  • Working with Shame
  • Trauma - Beyond Competency 
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Compassionate Enquiry
  • Emotional Neglect
  • Attachment Wounds

I continue to regularly update my professional development by attending workshops and online training events.


I have experience working within a charitable organisation in Chippenham, where I worked with a range of issues, including trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, loss of identify, relationships difficulties.  I have also worked within the NHS Mental Health Sector with patients who are in crisis.

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

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

  • Free 30 minute initial assessment
  • £50.00 per 50 minute session

Fees to be paid through bank transfer or cash

Appointments cancelled before 24 hours will be charged at 50% of the fee

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me by telephone or email to discuss availability.

Further information

I am still able to offer face to face appointments in Chippenham  or online via zoom if that is preferred.

Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Online platforms

Liz Gleaves
Liz Gleaves