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Taking some time for yourself is extremely important.

Are you having issues with anxiety or depression? Do you feel as though you are at  a crossroads in your life? Counselling can offer the space and “me” time to work on any issues that you have concerns about.

I understand that counselling can seem quite daunting, but we can work through your fears together in a safe and confidential space.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and Accredited Member of the BACP. I have experience of working with adults in a variety of different environments including NHS and Mental Health charities. I am also happy to work with students who have a course requirement. I am also a Lecturer in Counselling at the Gloucestershire College.

In our initial session, I will ask about the reasons you have come to the counselling, take some background and history of yourself and we can discuss your expectations of the counselling and what you would like to achieve.

At the moment, I am offering online/telephone sessions with a view to go back to face-to-face sessions based on Government guidance.

Please do get in touch for further information.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited) University of Greenwich

Dramatherapy (BACP Accredited) LC&CTA

MBACP Accredited Member of the BACP

I have experience of seeing clients who are going through a range of issues.These include, depression, anxiety,generalised anxiety disorder, stress, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, mid-life issues, low self-esteem problems, sexual problems, obsessive compulsive disorder to name a few.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience in Dramatherapy and have additional training in working with clients with Autism, ADHD and Aspergers.

Fees

Additional information


Please text or call on 07398 044590 to arrange an initial session and discuss fees.

Availability

Morning, Afternoons, Early Evening until 7pm.

Further information

I do truly believe in counselling and am very passionate about my work.

Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Zoom
Sophia Malaspina

Sophia Malaspina