Vanessa Tyrrell

Registered Member MBACP
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2

About me

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile.

You have taken a brave step, something has brought you to this moment, to seek support and address whatever is troubling you. Maybe you are feeling isolated and lost by your experience? Perhaps you feel you have come to this point many times before, but things seem to resolve themselves over time, but them come back to snap at your heels when you least expect it? Perhaps you have known for a long time you need to address something, but have kept putting it off? I think many of us can relate to these experiences. I hope that you will find what you read here helpful and that you are able to take the next step toward resolving those areas.

I am passionate about helping people to connect with that part of themselves that may feel stuck, in order to reconnect with the psychologically healthier part of themselves that is temporarily hidden to them at this time in their lives. I realise that it isn’t easy to reach out for help, especially when the person we reach to is a stranger. I am always mindful of this each time I start working with someone new. I am also mindful that trust needs to develop within the therapeutic relationship for me to truly assist you in rediscovering your own ability to find the solutions to your issues. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental and supportive approach that is respectful of every individuals unique and specific journey to arriving here, at this point in their lives. I am able to adapt my way of working in order to meet their specific needs and so enable them to begin to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificates in Counselling Studies (Level 2 and 3)

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 5 Post Graduate qualification in Counselling Children & Young People

Therapies Offered

My core, theoretical model is Integrative, which enables me to adapt the therapy according to the individual and specific needs of the client. In this way I can bring in other theoretical concepts, which are solution and compassion focus concepts to enable the client to explore the things that brought them to their current circumstances and thus enable them to move forward. My main theoretical modalities are therefore:

·         Integrative

·         Person Centred

·         Psychodynamic

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.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

The first session is an assessment,. It gives you and I an opportunity to begin the process of getting to know one another, for you to understand how I work and an opportunity to decide if you’re comfortable and feel able to continue to work with me. It also enables me to consider whether I can offer you what you are seeking, and if this isn’t possible, I will be able to guide you to finding a more appropriate practitioner.

Session are 50 minutes


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

You can contact me via email

Further information

Member organisations

I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework.

Areas of experience and special interest

Abuse (recent and/or historic)

Bereavement and loss

Low self-esteem/Lacking self-confidence


Work-related stress

Anger management


Loneliness and Isolation

Relationship difficulties

The aftermath of Suicide within the family/of a friend/ colleague.

Suicidal Ideation




Shepherd Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Vanessa Tyrrell

Vanessa Tyrrell