About me

"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive" Brené Brown.

It can feel quite nerve-wracking looking for a counsellor at a time when you are feeling a bit off-balance. You might be feeling a bit stuck, lost, uncertain of what to do next or notice that those feelings of hopelessness, anxiousness and depression are creeping in more and more, making you feel isolated and alone with how you feel.

Counselling can offer you the opportunity to talk about what is going on for you. The chance to feel seen, heard, safe and non-judged. Together, we can begin the work of understanding yourself better so that hopefully you will become that healthier, happier version of yourself that you are striving to become.

As a person-centred counsellor, I work with what you want to bring to the session. You may not know what is causing your current distress, or you may have had something happen to you or a loved one knowing this is the cause of how you currently feel. Whatever you bring, we will work together to explore what is going on for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified therapist in therapeutic counselling and am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

  • Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling
  • Domestic Abuse and Violence Awareness Diploma
  • Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Certificate

I have worked with issues such as: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement, abuse, relationship difficulties, trauma, eating disorders and caring for a loved one with life-limiting/terminal illness.

I currently work for Listening Post, a low cost counselling charity as well as privately.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £45 for a 50 minute session, sessions can be face to face or phone/video. 

I offer a 15 minute free call which will offer you the chance to ask me any questions and see if I could be the right choice before the initial assessment.

Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Natasha Lusty

Natasha Lusty