Shelley Ratcliffe

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BSc(hons) Mental Health & Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling
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Wotton-Under-Edge GL12 & Gloucester GL1
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About me

Online person centred counselling with support with making changes in your life. “The most painful story is the one that has not been heard.” Maya Angelou

I work with individuals and couples who are having emotional problems such as depression, low mood anxiety or stressed with everyday living.

My theoretical model is Integrative, which enable me to adapt the therapy according to the individual  and specific needs of the client. I can bring in other theoretical concepts, which are solution and compassion focus concepts to enable the client to explore the things that brought them to their current circumstances and enable them to move forward. My main theoretical modalities are therefore:


Person Centred


My expertise is working with individuals or couple who are having  mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, low mood. I have 20 years experience of working with people with mental health issues. I have successfully support many clients to live their best life. If you have low mood, low self esteem and feel there is no support I can fully support you to get your life back on track.

I have the skills and abilities with my calm, empathic and  non judgemental approach. Anxiety can prevent you from getting on with your life, with my approach and expertise I can support you to getting your life back, by building up your confidence which will enable you to life a difference and better life.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Mental Health

Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice Level 5

Specialist Diploma in Couples counselling 

My continue professional development courses:

Dip Life Coaching

Dip Greif and Bereavement

Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT

Dip Psychotherapy

Cert Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP

Cert Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

Cert Working with Sleep Disorder

Dip Mindfulness

Dip Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy

Cert Compassion Focused Therapy

Cert Shame and Narcissism

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples counselling

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£60.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£60 for individual 

£90 for couples

Students in training £50

Further information

Client's Testimony

I had four zoom sessions with Shelley and  she was so supportive, kind and caring I  felt pretty good after the sessions".

"Shelley takes her time to really listen to what I had to say, I had 6 sessions and now I can see a future for myself".

" I was able to change jobs and felt much more confident with Shelley's support"

" I had such low self esteem and I had 8 sessions with Shelley I am now feeling that I can change my life and begin to live  in a different way after my divorce"

Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1

Type of session


Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme
Shelley Ratcliffe
Shelley Ratcliffe