About us

With the country in lockdown, as we enter another year of the Covid pandemic, once again a lot of us are facing a great deal of uncertainty in our lives. Many of us are searching for ways to cope with what life throws at us. Many of us have experienced so much loss and change and are experiencing anxiety, depression, loss of work or income, family issues, and/or relationship difficulties, we may be feeling alone, frightened or frustrated.

Talking therapies can help people to develop coping strategies when times are difficult and to create positive change in their lives. To that end, the Tariki Counselling Service provides up to twelve sessions of confidential, one-to-one counselling, via telephone or video chat. Tariki counsellors work in a radically non-judgemental way, giving you space to talk. At the same time, our counsellors will help you explore the reality of your situation, and see where there is choice and possibility.

In the current economic situation, for many of us finding money for therapy can be difficult, so Tariki is offering a free counselling service run by experienced students from our training programmes for those who are seeking support but may not have the means to afford therapy. No matter your circumstances, our door is open.

If you would like to explore the possibility of beginning counselling sessions with us, please send an email to: claire@tarikitrust.org

Training, qualifications & experience

Counsellors: We have a number of counsellors and trainee counsellors operating with this service who can offer sessions for long or short term work. Most are staff, graduates or students on the Tariki programme.

Caroline Brazier: I am a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 20 years experience. With a background in education and community work, I started working with women's groups in the eighties and have been involved in therapeutic work ever since. For many years I worked with a voluntary sector agency running groups for women with problematic relationships with food.

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.


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.

We have verified that at least one professional at this organisation is registered with the relevant professional body.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life review and spiritual journey.


Additional information

Sessions are generally free with students or may be on a sliding scale according to means and whether you are seeing a qualified therapist or a student


we offer sessions daytime and evenings (by zoom or phone only)

We have students and qualified counsellors and therapists based in different areas of the UK.

Further information

Further details of our approach and the variety of services offered, can be found on our website www.buddhistpsychology.info


Type of session

In person


Tariki Trust

Tariki Trust