About me

Hello my name is Sally,

Reaching out for help can be frightening, but is a sign of strength.

How can Counselling help you? 

There are times when we all struggle & need a little support.

Taking time to talk things through with a qualified counsellor if you are not feeling yourself, or have been affected by something that life has thrown your way can really help.

I am:

A fully qualified & highly experienced counsellor (BACP Registered & Accredited).  I have over fifteen years experience in working alongside people from all walks of life. During this time it has been a pleasure to have been able to work with adults & youngsters in many settings. It has been an absolute privilege to be witness to the positive changes in their lives. 

I am passionate about the benefits of counselling &, am delighted to be able to offer you a warm & caring environment from a private & comfortable dedicated counselling cottage in the beautiful town of Winchcombe.

What does counselling feel like? 

Most of us are not used to receiving the time & space from someone who is actively listening.

At first this can feel a little overwhelming (although often it’s also a huge relief.) 

Be assured that I will help you to feel comfortable and safe, without judgment. 
We are all different… which means that I use my wealth of knowledge & experience to find a way forward that will work for you. 

I can help you with:

Abuse,  Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Bullying, Child Related Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Health Related Issues, Identity Exploration, Loss, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Suicidal Thoughts/Feelings, & Trauma (to name just a few).

  • I can offer you a little “Oasis of Calm in the Cotswolds“… for you to safely explore & reflect on your thoughts & feelings.
  • Sessions can be arranged on a time limited or open ended basis to suit your needs.

Contacting me :

I know how hard it can be to ask for help or to pick up the phone at times, however if you can & have any questions, or are interested in coming to see me for counselling, please do contact me with no obligation, by either E-mail or Phone.

(My phone may be on silent if I am with a client, so feel free to leave a message & I will get back to you as soon as possible by your chosen method).

You can also contact me through my website www.cottagecounselling.com

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

As an experienced counsellor I have a breadth of knowledge gained from a number of different settings including;

  • Gloucestershire Counselling Services,
  • Schools,
  • Gp Practices,
  • Adult organisations & charities  (including Samaritans & Cruise. bereavement) 

My Qualifications include; 

  • WPF Counselling Skills (2013)
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2016)
  • Associate Award ( Glos counselling services 2017)
  • BACP membership & Accreditation (2018), reference number 00889777

Post Diploma Training in :

  • Solution Focused Short term therapy.
  • Gender Diversity in Adults & Young People.
  • Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
  • Self harm & Self care.
  • Integrative working with OCD.
  • Working with Addictions.
  • Working with Stress & Anxiety.
  • Supporting gender non-conforming & trans-identification.
  • Working with Loss & Bereavement.
  • Supporting Suicide, suicidal thoughts & risk.
  • Supporting Trauma growth  & Self Care. Strategy Approach. 
  • Holder of Enhanced DBS cert

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.

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.

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Individual Counselling : £50 per session.

Young Persons Counselling: £45 sessions can be arranged on an individual basis & can be tailored by age appropriate session lengths.

Reduced rates are available (pls contact me for further details.)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I aim to see all new clients within 7 working days. 

Further information

I am proud to support Cheltenham Samaritans by donating a percentage of my counselling income. 

71 Gloucester Street
Winchcombe
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL54 5LX

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults