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About me

I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor using the Integrative approach to Counselling.  I have experience with Psychodynamic, Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) and Critical Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models.  As everyone is unique, I believe that therapy should be too, so I will use an approach which best suits the issues that individuals present in the therapy room.

I have immense experience working with bereavement and loss, having volunteered for an Adult Bereavement Charity and have had clients with a variety of related issues such as anxiety, stress, identity, relationships, lack of motivation, low mood, self-esteem and alcohol/drug dependency.

I will provide a non-judgemental, empathetic and caring environment where you can share your issues, concerns and struggles and where you feel listened to and have an opportunity to be yourself. I will work with you to unravel those unwanted thoughts and feelings and that can trigger unwanted and negative behaviours and work with you to bring about the change you desire.

I am also an accredited Hypnotherapist registered with the National Hypnotherapy Society.

NOTE: As a result of the current Pandemic Restrictions I have been trained to work online and via Phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Professional Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling Practice Prof.Dip Psy C. (Studying)
  • Advance Diploma in Psycho-therapeutic Counselling Ad Dip Psy C
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Dip CST
  • AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • AIM Awards Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (QCF)
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills Cert Hyp CS

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


  • Fees available on request
  • Students - Willing to negotiate fees on a case by case basis basis

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

Free Initial Telephone consultation


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Mon - Fri- 17:00 - 20:00

Sat - 09:00 - 13:00

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Wendy Shakes, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, NCS Registered

Wendy Shakes, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, NCS Registered