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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 6th September 2021

About me

Taking the first step towards counselling can be daunting, especially if you've never done it before. If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone or email and I will be happy to talk them through with you. Alternatively - get in touch to arrange a free, no obligation first meeting ... and we can take it from there.

I work at your pace and in a way which best suits you. This means that I use a range of different therapeutic techniques depending on your preference, style and what you want from your sessions. You may find creative interventions, such as visualisation or artwork, to be particularly helpful, or you may feel more comfortable simply talking things through.

What I provide to all clients is a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. Within this setting I aim to encourage, help and support you to learn about yourself and to explore any problems you are facing.

You may wish to focus on specific issues or concerns over just a few sessions. Alternatively, I offer longer term therapy if you want to explore past events which are still impacting on you today.  I offer coaching if you wish to increase your self awareness, or work with you to achieve your goals or personal development. The choice is yours.

Where can I find out more?

Please have a look at my website (click on the link above, or http://www.shiftingsandscounselling.co.uk) for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
MSc, LLB (hons)

Group Coaching training (continued professional development) at University of Oxford.

Human Nature & Philosophy of Emotions (worldwide weekly course) at University of Oxford

I attend workshops and seminars in line with BACP guidelines, as well as for my own interest and professional development.

I am a fully registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), abiding by their strict code of ethics and the highest standards of practice and confidentiality.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Feeling stuck or trapped
Balancing work, family and personal life
'Mid life crisis'
Repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour

Coaching ... please see my website (shiftingsandscounselling.co.uk or click on the link above) for further information.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative

Photos & videos


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Your initial session, when we meet to discuss your needs and how counselling might help, is free of charge.

Further sessions are charged at £50 per hour or £70 for 90 minutes.

In addition to working weekdays, I have some evening appointments available.


Currently operating a waiting list.

Further information

I am fully insured and have regular, clinical supervision.

North Devon

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Unfortunately I currently have a small step up to my therapy room, making it unsuitable for wheelchairs.


Shifting Sands Counselling, Pamela Mackenzie-Reilly MSc MBACP

Shifting Sands Counselling, Pamela Mackenzie-Reilly MSc MBACP