About me

My name is Shelley Peddie and I am a qualified counsellor and a member of the BACP. I started my counselling journey when I accessed support myself at the age of 18. It was then that I really understood the importance of being open with your feelings and how much you can benefit from having someone to listen without judgement. At times, exploring my thoughts and experiences wasn’t easy but it enabled me to grow in both resilience and confidence which helped me to move forward.

​I found the process so beneficial that I embarked on my own training to become a counsellor. I have always had a passion for working with children and young people so it felt natural to work therapeutically in this field. During my training and since qualifying I have worked at a local mental health charity as a child and young person’s counsellor as well as working in private practice. 

​I consider my approach to therapy to be gentle and I ensure that I work at the client’s pace. I pride myself on offering a safe, welcoming and confidential environment for clients to explore whatever difficulties they may be facing. I have completed a training course for online and telephone counselling to ensure that I am able to adapt my counselling approach when working remotely if needed due to the covid restrictions. 

​I offer counselling to both adults and young people on a 1:1 basis either online or in person to allow flexibility so that counselling can be accessed with ease. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My approach to counselling is known as Integrative, meaning that I am able to draw on a range of counselling techniques and theories to tailor the therapy I offer to best suit each individual.

Professional Membership

  • Registered British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Member

Formal Qualifications

  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
  • Level 3 Advanced counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Designated Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

I regularly participate in CPD (continued professional development) in order to continue learning and receive up to date training. 

Member organisations

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.

Fees

£35.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I work from home which means I am able to provide:

  • Free parking
  • A location within walking distance of a regular bus route
  • Ground floor access

Bridgwater
Somerset
TA6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Social

Shelley Peddie

Shelley Peddie