About me

You have taken the first step towards seeking support. It may be difficult to know if you are doing the right thing or even what counselling involves, but the small steps taken are steps towards a future that you can start to imagine. I am here to listen and offer a supportive, confidential, non-judgemental, safe space to help you achieve your dreams to a more fulfilling life.

How can I help?

I am a Person Centred Counsellor, also trained in integrative techniques and will tailor the sessions to suit your needs. I will work with you providing support as we explore and work through your issues, helping you to reconnect with your inner values and growing your sense of self-worth and resilience. 

I also have over 20 years’ experience in management. I have a wealth of experience in supporting people with work related issues and a passionate advocate for health and wellbeing in the workplace.

I offer online, telephone and face to face counselling sessions. My availability is Tuesdays to Fridays daytime. I also offer limited evening appointments throughout the week and home visits within a 2 mile radius.

My practice is based in a quiet area of Oadby - free parking is available.

I am a member of the BACP and NCS and am on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

What to expect from the first session

I offer a free 30-minute phone call, where we will discuss your circumstances and how we can work together. You will have the opportunity to ask questions before deciding whether to work with me.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Continuous Professional Development

  • Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Level 3 Diploma in Bereavement Counselling
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Adults
  • Art Therapy
  • Anger & Aggression Management Practitioner Diploma
  • CBT Diploma
  • Cancer and the Older Person
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse Training
  • Data Protection
  • Domestic Violence
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Psychological First Aid-Supporting Children & Young People
  • Self Harm
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Treating Intrusive Thoughts and the Inner Critical Voice

I am a volunteer Counsellor at Quetzal, supporting women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, providing emotional and therapeutic support. 

I have volunteered as a Counsellor at New Dawn New Day, providing therapeutic support to vulnerable women affected by trauma. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

Historical childhood sexual abuse.


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£40 per session

£30 for Counselling Students

Concessionary rates are available for those in receipt of benefits.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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Miriam Ismail

Miriam Ismail