Louise Dicks

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MBACP MNCS Counsellor and Coach (Galena Wellbeing)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Considerate counselling and coaching.

I provide face-to-face therapeutic counselling and coaching services in Corsham, I also offer online video sessions and some home visits.  

I know from personal experience of loss that sincere, empathetic support is key and welcome the opportunity to help clients work through problems, using professional person-centred counselling and motivational coaching techniques.

A few key points about me:

  • I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and life coach.
  • Have assisted clients with a diverse range of life events and issues.
  • I offer day and evening appointments, Monday to Friday.
  • I take clients from 16 years plus and enjoy working with all age groups.

Why not connect, reflect, energise and get your wellbeing back on track by booking a free initial consultation today? www.galenawellbeing.co.uk

Each client is unique. I offer a trusting and non-judgemental space, allowing people room to connect with their feelings and identify issues.

I work alongside clients, they are in control of what they wish to share and leading the pace of the sessions, to explore ways of managing pressure and releasing emotional blocks, caused by trauma and life experiences.

We gradually dig deeper and break down patterns of behaviour which are inhibiting progress, to bring about healing, resulting in emotional, physical wellbeing and transformation.

I discuss what has brought a client to counselling, how many sessions they would like to start with and how often they wish to meet (weekly or fortnightly). I then go through the therapeutic and counselling contract, so we are both committed to the changes they want to make.

I work in a creative way, by helping clients connect with different parts of self. The aim is to get to a better understanding of identity and re-connect with positive areas which have become hidden or lost, as well as giving the opportunity to find new strengths which further contribute to the feeling of the true self.

Areas I have supported counselling clients include

Generalised anxiety, depression, self-harm, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, family dynamics, imposter syndrome, grief and loss, social anxiety, trauma, terminal illness, palliative care, loss of identity, burn out, confidence issues, work related anxiety, panic attacks, anger issues, health issues, feeling sad, loneliness and isolation, disability, mobility, low self-esteem, relationships, stress, emotional attachment to self and others.

Life Coaching

I offer motivational wellbeing coaching, to empower clients and support them to work through obstacles in their life and find ways to move forward through exploration in the sessions, with activities, goal setting and action planning all contributing to achieving desired outcomes.

Areas I have supported coaching clients include

Anxiety, stress, confidence, low self-esteem, career progression, giving up smoking, motivation support, self-belief, time management, work/life imbalance, re-training, healthier living, and exercise.

If you have any questions, please get in touch today.

I would love to hear from you.

I attend regular supervision to ensure my work is safe, ethical and I am offering the best possible service to my clients, this is factored into the hourly rate which I charge for my services. If a client and I identify that they may require specialist support which is out of my remit, we will work together through the referral and signposting process.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold diplomas in therapeutic counselling, life coaching, grief and loss, bereavement care and online counselling. I take part in regular personal development. I have previously worked for a mental health charity and have supported clients from all walks of life and with a variety of different life events and issues. Other work has included a Public Health role, as a Specialist Health Improvement Practitioner with a focus on mental health and emotional wellbeing, which I am passionate about.

I also have lived experience supporting a family member through terminal illness, palliative care, and bereavement.

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies – CPCAB
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – CPCAB
  • Cruse ABC foundation training in bereavement
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • EDEXCEL Level 3 BTEC - Life Coaching Skills and Practice
  • EDEXCEL Level 2 BTEC - Introduction to Life Coaching Skills
  • I.I.H.H.T Certificate in Holistic Therapies, including introduction to counselling
  • Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults
  • Suicide prevention awareness
  • Trauma, PTSD

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the National Counselling Society (NCS) and follow their ethical frameworks.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Mental health support and emotional wellbeing.
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Palliative care, terminal illness and end of life.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

My current fees are £50.00 per fifty-minute session for both services.

10% Discount is available for a block booking of six sessions, paid in advance.

All discounted packages are non-refundable and used within 8 weeks to obtain the discount.

Example: Standard 6 session booking - £300 - block booking discount 10% = £270.00 (£45.00 per session).

48 hours’ notice is required for cancellations.

A free initial conversation will need to take place prior to counselling or life coaching commencing. This is a great opportunity to discuss any questions you may have before we start working together.

When I work

Please get in touch to discuss available slots or to be put on my waiting list.

Further information

Feedback received from clients: -

I have been seeing Louise for personal wellbeing sessions for over 2 years now and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Louise has been there for me through some very difficult times and we have worked together to get me through these times with her patient listening, structured face to face sessions, worksheets for tackling certain problems and personal encouragement. Under Louise's guidance I have really grown as a person and am much more able to cope when facing challenges with the skills Louise has given me. 

Client testimonial

Thanks for helping me change my life for the better. xx

I have learned so much from Louise, I now have the confidence to be myself and I now live a much easier and freer way. My relationships have improved and I can engage with special people whom I find difficult without upsetting myself. Louise has patience and understanding and great techniques to make life easier.



Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate (DBS).

Registered with ICO.

Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Ground floor spacious therapy room, fully assessible for wheelchair user, parking space outside.

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Online platforms

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