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Lorem Counselling

About me

Are you struggling at the moment, then contact me to discuss your needs and see if talking therapy can help.  Experienced with working with a wide range of issues with clients ages 13 - 70+.

I am able to work with you and your problems, using a range of coping strategies, talking therapy helps you find your own answers, without judgement and bias.  Having experience with various issues including, bereavement, loss, relationship breakdown, stress & anxiety, employment issues, family problems, bullying, low self esteem, low mood, SAD and depression.

Fully qualified and work within the BACP ethical framework.

I have a comfortable space for you to feel safe and explore your issues, where you will not be judged, not told what to do, offered coping strategies and ways of finding your own personal answers.

Based in rural Shropshire close to the Powys border, you will need to have your own transport to access appointments.  With ample off road parking in a quite location, where you will have the opportunity to confidentially talk about your issues and find your own unique solutions.  Please note that I have dogs and cats and whilst these are not allowed in the counselling room, please consider this if you have allergies.

Registered with the BACP 355217 and as such I always work ethically in line with their Ethical Code of Conduct.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 - Counselling Supervision - Pending Certificate
  • Level 5 CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Level 3 - Life Coaching
  • BACP - Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 2 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate - Working with Children & Young People
  • Certificate - Couples Counselling
  • Certificate - CBT Theories

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life coaching, confidence building, mindfulness

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Additional information

£35.00 per 50 minute session for individuals

£40.00 per hour session for couples

£40.00 Supervision rate for 1 1/2 hours

Reduced rates for counselling students by arrangement.

A limited number of sessions are available at reduced rates for those on low income.

Payments to be made on the day of the appointment and can be paid by cash or cheque.

Failure to provide 24 hours notice of cancellation will incur a 50% session fee

Able to offer a 1/2 hour free consultation to discuss your individual needs.

When I work

Weekday evenings, Wednesdays & Saturday mornings

Further information

Able to take referrals from

  • Trainee Counsellors
  • Individuals & Couples
  • Carers
  • Careers Advisors
  • Doctors
  • EAP
  • NHS
  • Agencies
  • Schools & Colleges (including other educational establishments)
  • Counsellors seeking supervision

I offer a bespoke range of interventions, coping strategies and theories to help with a variety of issues and what is troubling you.

Following an initial telephone conversation to discuss your needs, I am able to offer a free 1/2 hour consultation to see if we are able to work together.

I can offer weekly / fortnightly sessions, these are face to face appointments. Week day evenings, Wednesday day time and Saturday morning appointments available.  There is no limit to the number of sessions, providing that therapy is taking place.

Please contact me to discuss your needs, with no obligation.

Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

Newly qualified (pending certificate) supervisor, able to work with person centred and integrative counsellors to provide effective counselling supervision in order to meet the ethical requirements.

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