Shelley Thompson

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Prof Lev 5 Dip. MBACP
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Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1SA
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Sometimes life can be overwhelming. This can present itself in many ways; Depression, anxiety, loss of hope, feeling lost. These feelings can manifest themselves in confusing, unconscious, habitual behaviour or a sense of internal conflict. Sometimes we feel stuck, trapped and unable to move forward.

Counselling creates an contained space with vital components for personal growth within a safe, nurturing setting. Inviting clients to explore their internal world, increase their self awareness, while feeling supported through the process. This can make way for real, meaningful change and clarity.

My name is Shelley, I am a genuine, trustworthy, compassionate person. Who is dedicated to providing a safe, non-judgemental, confidential and supportive environment. I work with my clients with empathy to gain an understanding of their experiences, to enable them to feel heard and held through what can be very difficult emotions. I work with clients to help them to access their inner resources, helping them plant seeds for growth or light at the end of the tunnel. I'm an experienced counsellor/ psychotherapist who delivers a warm, professional and affordable service.

I am an integrative counsellor; which means I work with several modalities:

Exploration of conscious and unconscious material. Childhood experience.
Unpicking thought and behaviour patterns.
●Person- centered
Providing a safe space, for self actualisation
●Transactional Analysis

I am also a trained yoga teacher, and have a passion for work with the mind/body connection in relation to trauma, CPTSD, general anxiety disorder and depression.

As a believer in the saying 'one size does not fit all' and an insight into just how unique and individual peoples needs, circumstance, history and perception can be. It can be beneficial to clients to be flexible in approach and work with what fits the client.

I can offer long or short term counselling.
I also can provide home visits where needed.
Telephone counselling available.

Skype sessions available.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor an have a level 5 professional diploma in therapeutic counselling.
NCFE level 2 certificate in counselling skills and theory
NCFE level 3 certificate in counselling skills and theory

I have some extra training in resolving panic attacks an PTSD - fusion therapeutic coaching.

As well as private practice. I am volunteer one to one counsellor within a residential rehabilitation centre and have experience of working with a diverse client base - with a wide range of difficulties.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Childhood trauma
Relatives of substance abusers

Complex post traumatic disorder

Substance issues

Emotional/coercive abuse


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

At Seedling you will be offered a free 30 minute meet and greet session. Giving clients the opportunity to make an informed choice, with the option of meeting me and experiencing a glimpse of what might be expected from therapy. This is a no obligation session.

Fees are on a sliding scale, depending on individual circumstance.
£20-45 per 50 minute session

When I work

Available week days and evenings 9.30 am-8.30 pm. Also available weekends daytime 10 am -4 pm. Home visits are available from 10 am-8.30 pm.

Further information

I am a full member of the British association for counsellors and psychotherapists and I adhere to their code of ethics and principles.

I am committed to my continuing professional development. I attend regular supervision to ensure safe practice.

I have adequate insurance.

Seedlings are based in a comfortable, private counselling room. With parking available.

22a Albion Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1SA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)


Shelley Thompson
Shelley Thompson