Shannon Meaklim

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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello there, well done on taking the first step towards getting yourself some support. Are you currently experiencing some difficulties in your life? Anxiety, low mood, loneliness, relationship or social difficulties, work difficulties? Many people go through times where they may have some difficulties like these in their lives. Imagine that you no longer felt this way and that you could find yourself and your joy again?

Come talk to me. Together we can explore your difficulties and look at ways/strategies that can help you to move forward. I offer counselling to children (over 11), young people and adults. If you are a neuordivergent individual who is seeking support from someone who has an understanding and experience of working with, please note that this is an area that I have knowledge of and many years of experience with. 

Are you ready to take the first step? Please call or email me today to setup your first appointment. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. I offer a free introductory call where we can discuss what difficulties have brought you to counselling and to see whether we feel we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling Qualifications and Training:

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People.
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic counselling
  • MSc in counselling
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (80 hours)
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
  • Ongoing and regular continuing professional development (CPD)

Other Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Residential Childcare
  • BA Honours Degree in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology and Management


Over 10 years professional experience working with and supporting children, young people, and adults in a variety of settings. My niche area is working with neurodivergent individuals.

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

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a short free introductory phone call before our first session. Thereafter our face-to-face or online sessions will cost £50 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My working days are Thursdays 9am to 5pm. I do offer limited evening sessions in the week, so please do get in touch and we can see whether we can find a suitable time.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Please note that if we are meeting face-to-face, the rooms are up one flight of stairs.

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Shannon Meaklim
Shannon Meaklim