About Me

Hello, I'm Hilary and I'd like to tell you a bit about me and how we can work together...

I am passionate about helping people work towards feeling more positive about themselves. I am a fully qualified, person centred, integrative counsellor, working in Cheltenham. I have 5 years of recent, up to date training behind me and 4 years of client work experience. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and I  keep up to date with the latest training, attending continuous professional development throughout the year. 

It is my belief that psychological distress occurs when a person looses sight of themselves. This can result in anxiety and lead to feelings of worthlessness, lack of direction and hope. Changing yourself on the inside can change the way you see yourself and the world, leading to greater self understanding and a more positive life.

I have helped clients with a wide diversity of issues including, but not exclusively; relationship difficulties (with partners and parents), feelings of depression, anxiety, emptiness and loss as well as difficulties self-worth and self-esteem.

 

I offer a peaceful, non-judgmental and confidential space where you can talk and feel heard. Each counselling session is an hour long and regular weekly sessions are recommended as therapy works better that way. Each session is £45. 

Considering therapy can be scary but it doesn't have to feel like that.  Picking up the phone to speak to a counsellor can be difficult but I'm here to help you so you don't have to work things out alone. Nurture your emotional health, you have already started your journey by reading this today.
Qualifications
  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (BACP approved course)
  • British Focussing Association Certificate in Focussing Skills
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling
  • Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS) which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
 
  • I have full liability insurance.
 
  • I also work as a counselling skills facilitator on Advanced Certificate in Counselling course in Bristol. 
  • I  partake in continual professional development.
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy