About me

There are times in our lives when we struggle and could really do with some help.   Making sense of our thoughts and feelings, or situations which leave us feeling uncomfortable and off balance, is difficult alone, but generally made easier with someone else to talk them through with.

I work with both couples and individuals struggling with many of life's problems.   I have the added advantage of a second training specialising in family therapy.   The "family" can mean your original family or present family. This work can include different combinations of people, like a parent and child, couples or siblings who feel stuck or an individual with a particular area of difficulty.    

Some of the issues might include:

      family breakdown and its consequences
      high anxiety /fear
      communication skills
      issues of self esteem
      desire for growth and change
      issues of loss. ...........................   to name just a few.

I wholeheartedly believe that a good counselling relationship can provide a safe setting to explore some of these troubles and start making changes.   Counselling can help to provide you with a better understanding of relationships, both with yourself and others and I believe it is from this foundation, that you can then go on to realise your full potential and lead a more fulfilled life.

if you would like my help, please feel free to email me to make an appointment for an initial assessment. This gives us the chance to discuss your situation and see if we would be happy to work together.
At this meeting we could then decide on a plan going forward, based on regular appointments at times that suited us both, according to your needs.

I have been counselling since 1997 and have experience of working with adults, young people and couples in a wide variety of settings in both the public and private sectors. I run a private practice in Wiltshire.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MBACP - accredited member of the British Assn. For Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Introduction/Foundation - Person centred counselling.     London 1994-95
  • Diploma, Addiction Counsellor  1997- 1998
  • Diploma, Systemic Family Therapy, St. George's Hospital, Tooting. 2005 and 2006
  • Additional Independent Training modules for Family work, group work, shame work and

          boundary work amongst many.

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.


Additional information

  • £50 individuals per hour
  • £70 an hour for couples counselling


Day and early evening appointments available on the telephone or face to face in extremely special circumstances

Further information

Tisbury is easily accessed

  • by Rail     from Andover, Salisbury, Gillingham, Sherborne
  • By road Tisbury is 5 minutes off the A303, A30 and A350 so within easy reach of Wincanton, Warminster, Shaftesbury and Salisbury and even Blandford, Sturminster Newton, and Wimborne.

There is parking outside my work place.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Serena Chaplin

Serena Chaplin