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Libra Counselling Service MBACP

About me

My name is Trish. I am a person centred, trauma informed & relational counsellor. My passion is helping people find their voice when the mask of "I'm fine" becomes too heavy to carry alone. I am here to hear your story, how it was for you, how it is impacting your life now and how you would like your future to look. Be seen, Be heard.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 certificate in counselling skills.

Level 3 certificate in counselling studies

Level 4 Therapeutic counselling diploma.

Level 5 Psychotherapeutic counselling diploma (ending June 22)

I am in the final stage of The Relate certificate in relational counselling. (2021) Whilst I am in training I am able to offer a special discount for couples therapy. Please ask about this.

3 years volunteering at Simply counselling CIC trained in -

Mental health,



domestic abuse,

anger, rage and relationships,

family dynamics,

sexual abuse, drug and alcohol misuse,



working with families affected by trauma with Margot Sutherland.

18 months at Longreach women's rehab - substance misuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, self harm, mental health issues,

Formally a foster carer.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£40.00  per session

Discounts available for keyworkers, students and NHS staff. Please get in touch to find out more. 

I offer face to face, online/telephone sessions. 

I offer a free up to 15 minute online or telephone consultations.  Please ask about this.

I can accommodate fortnightly sessions to suit your budget and work life. (subject to availability)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible working hours to suit you. I offer a range of options for shift workers.  Please get in touch via email, text or phone and we can discuss your counselling needs. 

6 Ermington Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6QG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I work out of two different office space in my working week. One space has no accessibility & the other space has parking directly out side. (ten steps from car approx) then one step into the office. Please let me know your accessibility issues.

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