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
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 is on placement through the Counsellors' Collective

Emma Bates

Emma is a trainee on placement with the Counsellors' Collective

Jo Bazalgette
Ursula Bell

Certified counsellor

Diploma in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis

Systemic Medial Counselling and Family Constellations

Accredited Registered Member of NCS

1to1 counselling (long and short term)

Couple counselling (long and short term)

Family and Systemic Constellations

Lectures, Seminars and Themed Workshops


Exeter and surrounding areas

Rachel Brant
  • B.Sc (Hons)
  • Diploma Humanistic & Integrative Counselling (bcpc)
  • Certificate in Couple Counselling
  • bacp Accredited. UKRCP Registered
  • Long & Short Term Counselling with
    • Individuals
    • Couples
    • Young People over 18yrs.
  • Bath.
  • Frome.
  • Bradford-On-Avon.
  • Trowbridge.
  • B&NES
Sarah Briton

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

Maire Campbell

Cert. Couple Counselling (Relate)

Diploma Psychosexual Therapy (Relate)

Registered Member MBACP

Individual and Couples Counselling

Parenting Support

Training and Group Facilitation

I work from my home in the Chew Valley

Marina Claessens

Approved Supervisor for students at UWE doing CBT module

Karen Clark

BSc (Hons) 

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (Integrative) - University of Bristol

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People - University of South Wales (Newport)

BACP Accredited Member MBACP (Accred).

Counselling for children and young people aged 8-18 yrs, also adults of any age.  

Person-centred/humanistic/integrative approach

  • CBT
  • Mindfulness
  • Creative approaches 
  • Short or long term work offered


Covering BS22 and surrounding areas

Nicky Clark

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic counselling level 5 (CPCAB) 

Diploma in therapeutic counselling level 4 (CPCAB)


  • Integrative - including main therapeutic modalities

Working from home in Oakhill, near Radstock BA3 -

Laura Codrington

Has completed Placement at The Vine Surgery, Street and is now a qualified counsellor

Jane Cummings

Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture from Coventry University with Thrive

Therapeutic Horticulture primarily for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and also for all age groups and needs.

  • Mendip area in Somerset
Olivia Date
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Iron Mill, Exeter
  • PG Dip. Mgmt. (Managing Performance and Change)
  • MA Education Management

 Short and long-term counselling for individual adults and adolescents.


  • Frome
  • Paulton
  • web:
  • email:
  • mob: 07704 361569
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

Tarisha Finnegan-Clarke

MA Core Process Psychotherapy (A Psycho-dynamic, Mindfulness Approach)

PG Diploma Movement Psychotherapy (an embodied psychotherapy)

BSc (Hons) Language Pathology

Training in Body Mapping (using art as a medium)




  •  individual psychotherapy 
  • group workshops using the therapeuptic approach of Body Mapping.

Central Bristol

South Bristol

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
Charmain Gilmour

Counsellor on Placement in The Glastonbury Surgery

Susy Girdler

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

Helen Gordon

Trainee Member

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
Denise Gregory
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Counselling (Level 6 qualification, accredited by the BACP) (The University of the West of England)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (The University of the West of England)
  • First Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (The Open University)
  • 1:1 face-to-face counselling
  • General counselling for a variety of issues
  • Trauma, pregnancy and infertility issues, sexual and domestic abuse and rape
  • Long-term, short-term and open-ended counselling
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Bristol
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

Trainee Member on placement in a GP surgery

Netta Jordan
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
Rachel Loughlin

Has now successfully completed her placement at The Vine Surgery, Street

Helen Luckins
  • Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB)
  • BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Registered practitioner with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Play Therapy and Foundation Diploma in Creative Arts Therapies Lila Institute, Devon
  • Bath Spa University, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice (Level 7).
  • Bath Spa University Bachelor or Arts Honours with Qualified Teacher Status (Dfes no. 92/54707)


Counselling for adults and CYP


Mid Somerset and Sedgemoor


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. 

Helen Moores
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (BCPC) - 2019 (to be completed)
  • Trainee Counsellor on Placement in Oakhill Surgery

Bath, Somerset

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
Stuart North
  • Psychology BA(hons) Bangor, 1996
  • Certificate In Counselling and Psychotherapy. Regents College, 2013
  • Mental Health Nursing BSc(hons) UWE, 2014
  • Counselling Psychologist in training
Henriette O'Bryan

Has now successfully completed her placement at The Vine Surgery, Street

Judith O'Hagan

BA (Hons) London

Foundation Course in Marital and Couple Counselling, London Marriage Guidance Council, 1992 (now Relate)

Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy 1998

UKCP registered Transpersonal Psychotherapist

UKCP approved supervisor and Training Supervisor

Advanced Practitioner British Flower and Essence Association

Judith is not taking new clients or supervisees at the moment

General counselling and transpersonal psychotherapy

Specialist psychotherapy for people with a cancer diagnosis

Specialist psychotherapy for issues around fertility; chronic illnesses; headaches and migraines; and around bereavement and loss.

Supervision for counsellors, psychotherapists, health care professionals, and students.

Bach Flower remedies as part of psychotherapy, when wanted.

Creative approaches to psychotherapy, such as sandplay, drawing, visualising, and dreamwork

Wells and surrounding areas


Susan Pollock

 Dip Counselling; Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist (BPC registered)

Short and long term psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapy


Jo Read

Therapeutic Counselling level 4 Diploma   - Counselling and Psychotherapy Awarding Body accredited  (CPCAB accredited TC-L4)  -July 2016

Level 3 Forest School Leader  - January 2018                                                                                       

 MSc Social Studies & DipSW Social Work - July 2002                                                                                  

 Certificate in Part-time Youth & Community Work   - September 1998                                                          

 BA Hons Sociology and Psychology  - July 1998     


Face to Face counselling for Adults and Young People

Person Centred Approach

Bio-energetics - mind and body connection

Nature as Therapy


Mendip Area: Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Cheddar

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 Psychotherapy for adults, children and young people.

Individual work, including Adoption Support Funded work.

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.




Caroline Riall

Level 5 Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Cert. Ed 1975


Integrative Person-centred approach, also offering sandtray work & therapeutic art. Counselling with therapeutic play available for young children.

Shepton Mallet & Street

Joanna Robertson

Trainee on Placement at St. James surgery Taunton

Claire Ryall

* Post Grad Dip Counselling/Pschotherapy 

* BACP Accredited & Registered

* Certificate in Equine Assisted Therapy LEAP Model

*Certificate in CBT skills


Face to face Counselling (We may include visualisation, relaxation, Bach Flower Remedies and creative techniques to help bring balance); Equine Assisted Therapy & Wellbeing; Animal Assisted Therapy

Sherborne, Dorset and Yeovil, Somerset area


Mob: 07805 548306

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
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.


Clare Stott

Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Iron Mill College, Exeter, 2016

Certicate in Coaching, Henley Management College, 2008

B.A.Hons Geography, University of Durham, 1982

1:1 counselling

Couples counselling

Particular strengths in and experience of working with:

  • Career and life/work balance issues
  • Workplace stress
  • Students


Bath and surrounding areas. Peaceful semi-rural setting, near Peasedown St John.

07920 212419<

Louise Watts

Louise helps with our administration

Deborah Webb

Collective approved supervisor for trainees on placement

Deborah is in the process of joining

Zara Wolfenden

Trainee on Placement at Wells City Practice

Sue Yabsley

Collective approved supervisor for trainees on placement

  • B.Ed(Hons.) Psychology
  • Psychodynamic / Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist
  • EMDR
  • 1-1 counselling / psychotherapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family and systemic counselling
  • Young people
  • Supervision
  • Trauma
  • Taunton and South West area
Jan Yelf

BA Hons. English Literature and Social History

Qualified HLTA

Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling

trained with Cruse Bereavement Care

1 -1 counselling with adults, adolescents and children


Within 30 miles of Shepton Mallet