Tamar Challis - BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip Therapeutic Couns, MBACP

Tamar Challis - BSc (Hons) Psychology, Dip Therapeutic Couns, MBACP



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About me

My name is Tamar (this is pronounced tay-maar, if you get anxious about unusual names). I am a qualified and BACP registered Person-Centred Counsellor. I am also an ILM 5 level Coach, which can be used where you have a specific goal you'd like to work towards.

I provide a safe space to explore any concerns or issues you may be experiencing to find a way forward. I am passionate and professional about counselling and I adhere to BACP ethical guidelines within my practice.

I'm happy to work with most issues, both short- and long-term, so please get in touch either by phone, text or email and we can discuss your needs.

I specialise in working with emergency services staff and use the Rewind Trauma Therapy technique to help with nightmares and flashbacks following having witnessed, or been involved in, a traumatic event (Rewind is free for military veterans - proof of service required). Talking therapy can then be used to process whatever is bothering you, without the fear of flashbacks.

I work with life transitions (such as divorce, menopause, new parents, retirement and preparing for end of life).

I am accredited to work with pregnancy and infant loss and bereavement to work with parents and birth professionals around birth, pregnancy or postnatal trauma. I also have training to work with dissociative identity disorder.

To help put your mind at ease: I hold an enhanced DBS certificate (previously known as CRB), I have the relevant professional indemnity and public liability insurance. I am ICO registered, which means I am registered with the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working in a women’s charity and a university and provide short and long term counselling to both men, women and non-binary individuals with a wide range of issues.


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open University)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
  • Infant Loss and Bereavement (Accredited by The Foundation for Infant Loss Training)
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy Technique Practitioner

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I specialise in working with emergency services staff.

Therapies offered


I provide an initial session in which your concerns/issues can be discussed and explored and where we can see if we have a rapport. You are under no obligation to continue after the initial session if you feel we are not a good match. Counselling is as much about the relationship as it is about the work we do together.

Sessions: £50 per 50-minute session.

A concessionary rate of £40 per session is available depending on your circumstances.

Rewind is free to military veterans (proof of service required).

Please contact me for further details.

Further information

I offer:

  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Rewind Trauma Therapy Technique
  • Workplace Mediation
  • Coaching

Maps & Directions

Leicester, LE7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

There is free parking available at the venue


I am currently taking clients on Mondays and Fridays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme