Vanessa Tyrrell Dip. Couns MBACP

Vanessa Tyrrell Dip. Couns MBACP

Shepherd Road

Cassin Drive

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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

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



£25 for the first session only

The first session is an assessment; I charge only £25 for this session. 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.

2nd and subsequent sessions are £40 per session

Session usually last for 50 minutes

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




Maps & Directions

Gloucester, GL2
Cheltenham, GL51

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


You can contact me via email, phone or text

Types of client

Young people
Older adults