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Philippa Dryland MBACP (Accred) UKRCP

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7
07788 407177 07788 407177 Registered / Accredited

About me

At the present time I am at capacity with counselling work,  long term trauma therapy and supervision so I am unable to take on any additional ongoing work. I am still providing online training in complex early life trauma and dissociation for different training centres and Counselling agencies.

What I am
I am a therapist who is able to work short or longer term with a wide range of difficulties that you may be facing, including; anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship issues.

From experience I believe that a trusting relationship is the foundation for any real movement towards positive change. My hope is to build this with you within an environment that is supportive, accepting, non judgemental and confidential.

In addition to working successfully with life issues, over the last 14 years I have specialised in working with complex early life attachment traumas and abuse which often lead to the development of complex PTSD (CPTSD) and dissociative disorders. I work with both historic and ongoing abuse which I believe presents some of the greatest ethical challenges and dilemmas we can face as therapists.

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I offer an initial no cost assessment to help you make an informed decision about whether you would like to work with me.This also provides me with an opportunity to assess whether I have the necessary skills to help bring positive change to your life. From the assessment we would work together to determine the best way forward for you.

I offer shorter term therapy (6-8 Sessions) which can help you to discover your inner resources, coping strategies and assist you with tools and techniques for managing problems you may be facing with day to day living.

I also offer longer term trauma therapy . As a safe foundation for working with complex early life trauma and abuse I use a 3 phased 'Trauma model' recognised by both ESTD ( European Society for Trauma and Dissociation) and The Blue Knot Foundation as the " Gold Standard" for working  safely with trauma, complex trauma and dissociation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited counsellor with BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) MBACP (Accred)

I am a UKRCP (Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist)

I have a CPCAB Diploma in 'Integrative Counselling'

I have a BA (hons) degree, and am qualified to teach adults in the life long learning sector.

I was the lead tutor on the Counselling Diploma Course at Willows Counselling Service between 2010-2016.

I provide CPD training (continual professional development) to counsellors working with complex trauma and abuse.

I was privileged to be a trustee of TAG ( Trauma and Abuse Group) for 7 years.

I provide 3 trauma training modules to students at Gloucestershire College on both their current Diploma and Foundation Degree Counselling courses.

I currently co-facilitate a specialist supervision group for counsellors/psychologists and psychotherapists working with complex trauma and dissociative disorders.

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.

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

Dissociation and DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)


I work from a dedicated counselling room at my home in Woodmancote, Cirencester.
I offer an initial no cost assessment and whilst  charge £50.00 for a one hour session of therapy, I also provide a sliding scale of payment based on affordability.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Types of client

Older adults
Philippa Dryland MBACP (Accred) UKRCP

Philippa Dryland MBACP (Accred) UKRCP