About me

My model of working with clients is to use a person-centred approach although I can where applicable use an integrative model. I believe strongly that the client's voice is heard and respected. I will not rush you into telling your story but sit with you as your painful story is told. I will hopefully help you to free yourself from whatever it is that causes your pain.  Together we can work patiently as you tell me your story and you feel safe and secure in the knowledge that I will hold you as your memories and emotions unfold.  I am non judgemental and I will always offer you a confidential space.

I work with all age groups and during this time of uncertainty, I offer sessions using Zoom, the phone or text.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained my Diploma with the CPCAB 25 years ago. I have worked throughout that time in schools and some private practice. I am fully qualified to work online and gained my certificate with the Counselling Tutor which has been recognised by the National Counselling Society. I am a trainee Supervisor training with CSTD in London. I regularly undertake CPD in the areas that I have listed as having experience in. I have experience in working in teams and regularly have referrals from Social Services and Mental Health facilities.

CPD courses I have undertaken:

Supervision workshops - Robin Shohet and Joan Wilmot

Working with Gender Identity - Madison Amy Webb

Understanding Gender Variance & Autism - Madison Amy Webb

Debunking Gender .Working with Gender Identity - Madison Amy Webb

Addressing Suicidality & Suicide Risk online - Eoin Galavan

Working with Bereaved Children and Young People - SeeSaw Oxfordshire

Working with Fathers - Gloucestershire Children's Safeguarding Board

Supporting & Counselling People Bereaved During the Covid 19 Pandemic - John Wilson

Working with Parents Healing from Intergenerational Trauma - Dr Kalanit Ben Ari

Sexual Violence : The Male Survivors - Dr Kalanit Ben Ari

Shame and Betrayal - Juliet Grayson and William Ayot

The Engine of Shame - Juliet Grayson and William Ayot

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Teenage and adult abusive relationships, online grooming, sexting.


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £45 an hour although I can offer a reduced rate in some circumstances.


Please contact me to check availability for therapy or supervision.

Further information

Whilst the country is facing this pandemic I cannot offer face to face yet. I am happy to have an initial chat with you and see if you feel that what I can offer you is what you are looking for from therapy.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have recently completed the training with CSTD to be able to offer Supervision for trainees and anyone who feels that supervision would help make their job more effective and less stressful.

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Mara Giulia McMaster

Mara Giulia McMaster