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Therapy Inside Out ~ Providing HOPE to adults and couples

About me

Hi, I'm Shirley. Welcome to my profile.

I am a friendly and practical counsellor, offering counselling to adults and couples. The roots of the way I work are based on empathy, honesty and hope. Hope is a key element as it gives you the ability to change and grow as a person.

"Where there's hope, there's life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again"  -  Anne Frank

Life can be so hard but you don't have to cope alone. Many people hide their sadness, challenges, and turmoils - but by having an open, safe space to talk freely, people can begin to heal. Asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of. People often feel pressured to bury their true feelings for fear of rejection, stigma and judgement, enabling the hidden struggle to continue. It's important to realise that we are not alone, there are many people who feel the same as us. It is comforting to know we are all together in our feelings of solitude and all we need to do is have the courage to speak to one another.

I’m here to help and support you enhance your emotional health and sense of well-being. I believe a trusting relationship is the foundation for progression to positive change. I hope to build this with you in a supportive and non-judgemental relationship.

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself you open the door to change. 

There are many reasons why people come to counselling. No problem is too big or too small, whether you are looking for individual counselling or help as a couple. Perhaps you have been struggling with something for a long time, or you might have experienced a recent upheaval in your life.

I understand that counselling may seem daunting. Talking to someone is not a sign of weakness; it is a way for you to progress and to heal, to enable you to live the life you want to live. Perhaps you could think of it as reaching out and taking the first step. There's no one giant leap to healing and well-being, but lots of little steps along the way. Counselling is an investment in yourself, a way of finding balance to a happier and healthier you. You're worth that! 

It is very important that you feel comfortable and connected with a counsellor, so that a relationship based on honesty, openness and trust can be built. This will allow you to feel accepted without judgement. 

I work with a range of emotional and psychological issues including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Low self-esteem and low confidence
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Separation and divorce
  • Self harm
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger and panic
  • Transitions and life name a few

I work with individuals and couples from all walks of life, who are going through difficult times and would like to improve how they feel about themselves, improve their coping skills, find their voice and become empowered. Counselling will help to build your self-esteem and personal growth. We all know that some things in life simply cannot be changed, but we can change how we feel about them - we can journey together to manage your emotions and gain insights into your situation.

Life is like a book. Some chapters are sad, some are happy and some are exciting. But if you never turn the page, you'll never know what the next chapter holds.

With couples work, it is the relationship that is the client. I work in the same neutral and empathic way, helping couples discover how to become effective partners in a way that helps them feel good about themselves, whilst adding value to each other. I can help you improve your relationship with better understanding and honest communication, conflict resolution skills and the belief that if you are willing to change, the relationship can change too.

I am very passionate about what I do. I love people - their uniqueness, their triumphs and failures, their diversity and dilemmas. I build therapeutic relationships based on trust and acceptance. No judgement. I am an experienced, down-to-earth and friendly counsellor. My aim is to help you feel comfortable and empowered, so that you can achieve what matters most to you in your life.

There's strength in asking for help. I'm here when you're ready...

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Cruse Foundation Certificate in Bereavement Care
  • Cruse Certificate in Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • MHFA Adult Mental Health First Aider
  • MHFA Youth Mental Health First Aider
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • The Rewind Technique (IARTT - International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy)


Member organisations

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular interests in:

  • Chronic (and invisible) illnesses including Fibromyalgia and ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Miscarriages, still births and neonatal deaths

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Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Please get in touch to enquire about my current fees.

When I work

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Besides face to face, online and telephone sessions are also available, so you can be supported wherever in the world you may be!

Further information

  • My main private practice is in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7. I am also in North Swindon, SN25 once a week. There is ample, free parking at both locations.
  • I would require those wanting face to face sessions to do a lateral flow test on the morning of their visit and email me the NHS Covid test result.
  • For those who are disabled or unable to attend face-to-face sessions for whatever reason, online or telephone counselling is available. Please contact me if you require more information or go to my website at to find out more.

Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online, telephone and email counselling is available for those that cannot attend face-to-face sessions for whatever reason. Please contact me if you require more information about this.

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