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Louise Hales at Orchard Counselling. BSc. (Hons) Open, Dip.Couns (MBACP)

About me

To respect social distancing I am offering on-line/telephone counselling at a reduced rate.

My name is Louise, I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor working in a non-directive way. This means you are free to use your session to explore whatever aspect of life is important to you; such as relationship difficulties, bereavement, job-loss or perhaps you just would like to get to know yourself a little better. The person-centred approach allows us to work together at a pace that suits you in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment.

I am a registered member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework, ensuring high standards and evidence-based practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc. (Open) Counselling, Sociology & Research
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Previous experience of working in an agency setting
  • Currently working in private practice

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Weekdays: £45 per therapeutic hour (50 minutes)

Evenings/weekends: £50 per therapeutic hour

Counselling students: £35 for duration of training

1st Floor
St. Barnabas House
Duncan Road

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


Monday to Friday some evening/weekend appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Louise Hales at Orchard Counselling.  BSc. (Hons) Open, Dip.Couns (MBACP)

Louise Hales at Orchard Counselling. BSc. (Hons) Open, Dip.Couns (MBACP)

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