About me

*One-to-one confidential therapeutic counselling
*Group counselling
* EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocesing) Therapy
*Training in mental health for organisations and individuals
* Counselling Supervision (1-to-1 or group supervision) for qualified and trainee counsellors and other health and social care professionals
* Personal Therapy for trainee and professional counselling practitioners
*Coaching, Mentoring
* Counselling for people from Black & Minority Ethnic background

Counselling covers broad range of mental health issues covered e.g. Anxiety, Depression, Work related stress, Self-image, Eating Disorders, Abuse, Domestic Violence, Isolation, Loss, Bereavement, Relationship issues, Psychological trauma, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Self-harm, OCD, Phobia and other issues.

Counselling approach: Integrative Counselling including CBT, EMDR, Psychodynamic, TA, Humanistic, Experiential,  approaches.

Training in mental health in the subjects e.g. Therapeutic Art and Creative Therapies, Psychological Trauma, Working with Diversity and other areas of Mental Health.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision
KRCS/University College Plymouth Marjon (UCP Marjon)

Integrative Diploma in Counselling
British Counselling & Training Association
College Harlech, North Wales
Diploma discipline: Integrative Counselling (Integrative approaches i.e. Person-centred, Psychodynamic, CBT, Transactional Analysis and Experiential approaches)

EMDR Therapist full qualification (part 1, 2 &3)  at EMDR Extra (c/o EMDR Europe)

Previous educational qualifications:
First degree (B.A) in Political Science, English Literature, Economics

Current studies:
- MSc in Psychological Trauma, University of Chester
- M.A. Art Therapy, University of Chester

Over 4 years and over 400 practice hours experience of counselling mental health clients in settings such as undergraduate/postgraduate students in Glyndwr University, Cobweb charity for 16-25 years old, Black Association of Women's Step Out Ltd, NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Early Intervention and Prevention Service. Continued Professional Development regularly updated with the training e.g. Supervision, Ethics and Research in counselling/psychotherapy, CBT, EMDR, Gestalt, Depression in Young People, Eating Disorders in Young People, NLP, Trauma and Attachment, Child Protection, Vulnerable Adults Protection, Self-Harm, Arts in Health, Online and telephone consultation, Research in Psychological Therapies, Project management, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

1st face-to-face consultation free.
£45 per 50 minutes session
Sessions offered on weekly or fortnightly basis

Reduced charges considered for unemployed,low income earners and for students.

Personal Therapy and supervision sessions for trainee counsellors/psychotherapists will be offered at concessionary rate.

Queens Lane

Type of session

In person
Swati Sharples

Swati Sharples