Counsellors’ Collective South West LLP

Counselling, psychotherapy, training, supervision, consultancy...


List of Members

NameQualifcationsOfferingGeographic Areas
Interested in joining the Collective? Then please get in touch with us via the Contact us page.
Caroline Aldridge

Caroline has now successfully completed her GP placement

Professor Roger Baker
  • 2007 Chartered Scientist, British Psychological Society
  • 1988 Chartered Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society
  • 1974 Qualified Clinical Psychologist, Whitley Council
  • 1971 PhD in Clinical Psychology Topic, Leeds University
  • 1967 Bachelor of Arts Honours Psychology Degree, University College of North Wales, Bangor

Professor Baker is an Honorary Member of the Collective.

He has been a mentor, advisor and stalwart supporter of the work of Health Works from the very beginning.  He has offered the most generous encouragement and wise advice and we are delighted that he has agreed to join us.

Caroline Barrett

Caroline has successfully completed trainee placement through the Counsellors' Collective.

Registered Member of BACP

BSc Counselling

One-2-one counselling in central Exeter, long and short-term work.

I work with clients experiencing anxiety and depression or who need additional support in improving their resilience and wellbeing.

Exeter and surrounding area

Emma Bates

Emma has now sucessfully completed her training.

Joanna Bazalgette

Jo has now successfully completed her Level 4 CPCAB counselling qualification and is working for Vine Counselling, Congresbury as a volunteer and professionally with Heart to Heart Bristol

Person Centred Counselling

Bristol, North Somerset

Sarah Briton

B.Sc, PGCE, Adv Dip in Child Dev, M.Ed (Inclusion)

Karen Deeming

Master’s Degree Counselling & Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy
Post Graduate CBT Certificate
Approved Mindfulness Teacher Certificate
Post Graduate Group Therapy Certificate

  • Counselling & Psychotherapy for individual adults (aged over 18)
    both short term and long term sessions are available
  • CBT
  • Mindfulness 1 to 1 sessions and 8 week courses
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultancy & Media Work
  • As a former Lecturer at Bath Spa University Campus, I now offer a range of bespoke training courses for individuals, employers and businesses

Central Bristol and Central Somerset Mendip area

Sophie Denny

Trainee Member

Cinda Foley
  • Collective approved supervisor for trainees on placement - adults and children

CPCAB Counselling Supervision - Level 6

  • Certificated in CBT Skills: Dr Michael Worrell (Nice Guide,ines)
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Supervision (accredited) - Level 3
  • BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist - 2012
  • City & Guilds 7303-03 Preparing to Teach - Level 4
  • PQ Diploma in Counselling Children & Adolescents
  • CPCAB Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - 2007
  • Certificated in Counselling Skills & Studies - Levels 2 & 3
  • Experience Supervisor - offering supportive supervision
  • Counselling Adults, Adolescents and Children
  • Humanist Integrative Approach -
  • I use several distinct models of counsellling/psychotherapy together giving choice and flexibility
  • Short, medium and long term support
  • Concenssions 
  • Safe, nurturting, comfortable and well appointed counselling room/s
  • Waiting room for parents/carers
  • Flexible days and times
  • alternative venue for supervision


  • Centre of Taunton
Fiona Forde

Bsc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences;  PGCE

Postgrad. Dipl Counselling

Certificate in Supervison(Hawkins & Shohet)

Adv. Cert in CBT.    Cert. in Family Mediation.

Gestalt Psychotherapy trained (4 years)     

Relate trained (3 years)

EMDR trained.


Supervisor for Trainees on Placement through the Collective.

1:1 supervision for trainee and qualified practitioners in primary care, mental health and voluntary settings.  Specific experience of supervising children and young person's counselling.

Group supervision.

Long and short term 1:1 counselling, psychotherapy and coaching.  

My approach is relational-integrative and in practice, holistic.

Wells and surrounding areas. I am located one mile or so outside Wells.

Contact:               Tele: 07796578859

Debbie Gard

Trainee Counsellor on placement in Exeter

Charmain Gilmour

Counsellor on Placement in The Glastonbury Surgery

Susy Girdler

Sophie has now successfully completed her training and placement at Wells City Practice

Sian Grange

Trainee on placement at Millbrook Surgery, Castle Cary

Nicola Grass

Collective approved supervisor for trainees on placement

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2004)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision (2010)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (2007)
  • Accredited Member of the BACP, UKRCP registered
  • Counselling - long and short term for adults, adolescents and the elderly
  • Integrating Person Centred, Humanistic, CBT and Compassionate Focussed Therapy
  • Supervision
  • Cheddar
  • Mendip
  • and surrounding areas
Amanda Haskayne

Collective approved supervisor for trainees on placement

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and English
  • MA Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Certificate in Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Counselling Supervision in Organisational Settings 
  • Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Training analysis
  • Clinical supervision
  • Role analysis/management supervision
  • BUPA registered provider, Pru and others (please ask)
  • North Somerset
  • Somerset
  • Bath and North East Somerset
Mike Hedges

Mike Hedges, LLB, CBE

Retired Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police

Mike is an Honorary Member of the Collective.

Through the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge he has secured financial support for Health Works which helped us to get started and helps us to keep going.  In addition he offers ongoing personal support through agreeing to be our Chairman.  He is a valued friend and mentor for our community work.

Chloe Jacobowski

Chloe has now successfully completed her training.

Alison Leyland

Collective approved supervisor for trainees on placement - also for working with adoption

  • B.Ed., Bulmershe 1989
  • Dip. Couns., CPCAB 1996
  • Dip. Couns in Healthcare settings (University of Bristol) 1999
  • Dip. Supervision.,(The Iron Mill) 2009
  • Approved Counsellor for Adoption and for Attachment Focussed Therapy - Barnardo's Adoption Agency - Supplier Number 61601
  • Counselling
  • Supervision
  • Training
  • Group work
  • Speaker
  • Adolescent issues
  • on register for BUPA, Aviva, Pru Health and WPA insurance companies
  • Exmouth and surrounding area 
  • at 14 Hartley Road, Exmouth 01395 226456 / 07713596222
  • Also offering online and telephone counselling
Barbara Mitchels
  • PhD ( research in Trauma, Therapy and Conflict),(University of Bradford)
  • Adv Cert in Couns Supervision (UEA), 
  • Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy (PCT Britain), 
  • Fellow BACP. Senior accredited Practitioner.
  • Cert in Principes of CBT (UWE).
  • Law society approved all issues family mediator.
  • Community mediator.
  • LLB,
  • Solicitor ( rtd),

Integrative therapy. Person Centred based, with use of skills from other modalities.

post traumatic stress treatment.

Counselling face to face  budleigh salterton

Supervision in Budleigh salterton or by internet in U.K. 

Elisa Morris
  • BA (Hons)
  • Diploma (Counselling and Psychotherapy) 2004
  • Foundation (Counselling and Psychotherapy) 1999
  • Counselling 
  • Psychotherapy
  • CBT
  • Bath
  • Keynsham and Saltford  
Flora Myer
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB, 1996)
  • BA (hons) Counselling (Southampton University, 2003)
  • EMDR (EMDR Works, 2013)
  • Doula for the Dying Advanced Course (Living Well Dying Well, 2012)

Flora is unable to offer appointments to new clients at the moment

  • Counselling 
  • Training
  • Group work
  • End-of-life care
  • Dorset
  • Somerset
  • BaNES
Bridget Rees

MA Art Psychotherapy. University of Southwales 

PGCE Secondary (Art snd Design). Bath Spa University 

BA (Hons) Art and Design. Liverpool John Moores University 

Art Therapy for people of all ages.

I work with children and young people as well as their parents/carers.

Group work by arrangement, usually with organisations such as charities and schools.

I can do school-based work as well as see clients in my Practice Studio.

 Clinical supervsion for therapists/counsellors and trainees.


Also offering online/telephone sessions


Caroline Riall

Level 5 Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Cert. Ed 1975


I am an Integrative Person-centred counsellor, working with anxiety, depression, trauma & PTSD, bereavement & loss, relationships and life transitions.I work with all ages and also offer sandtray work & therapeutic art. Counselling with therapeutic play for young children. Online and telephone counselling now available.

Shepton Mallet & Street

Sue Santi Ireson

Sue is not taking new clients at the moment

Martin Sawers

Collective approved supervisor for trainees on placement

  • BA(Hons)
  • MA(Hons)
  • Dip.HIP(BCPC)
  • Licenced Counselling for Depression (CfD) Practitioner
  • Qualified Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) Practitioner
  • Psychotherapy
  • Counselling 
  • Supervision
  • Bristol
  • Bath
  • B&NES
Jane Simmonds

Collective approved supervisor for trainees on placement

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Primary Care and Health Settings - Bristol Uni.
  • MSc in Counselling - Bristol Uni.
  • Cert. in REBT (CBT-based)
  • H.E. Cert in Pastoral Counselling - Uni. of Gloucester
  • Cert. in Supervision - Hawkins and Shohet at CSTD (Centre for Supervision and Team Development)
  • Other training in work with couples and systemic practice                                            
  • 1-1 counselling
  • couples counselling
  • supervision
  • Bath and surrounding areas
Michael Sinclair

Trainee on placement in The Glastonbury Surgery.

BSc (Hons) Psychology.

Certificate - Cognitive Analytic Therapy (UMDS, St Thomas's Hospital).

Trainer - Leadership Effectiveness Training (LET, Gordon International).

Currently retraining at Iron Mill College: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2nd Year).

Not available for CCSW clients untill training completed (estimated Autumn 2020).

South East Somerset, North Dorset.

Katie Snow

Katie has now successfully completed her training.

Dot Squire
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Primary Care (University of Bristol)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Social Sciences (University of Bristol)
  • Individual and Group Supervision (University of Bristol)
  • Diploma in Life Coaching (Newcastle College)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Dot is now retired and is a valued Honorary Member of the Counsellors' Collective. She will still help with Trainee Selection and the training of Approved Trainee Supervisors when she is able to.


Margaret Vickers

Trainee counsellor on placement in Exeter

Zara Wolfenden

Trainee on Placement at Wells City Practice