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.
- Registered British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Member
- 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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£35.00 per session
Concessions offered for
When I work
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