In line with government guidelines in relation to COVID-19 I am currently unable to offer face to face appointments and therefore I am unable to take on new clients at this time. 
However I will still be answering all initial enquiries with regards to making an appointment once we have been given the all clear for making social contact again. 

I am a fully qualified professional counsellor with in depth experience of creating strong and valuable therapeutic relationships with my clients. I believe it is the journey and experiences of the life I have led so far that have guided me towards becoming a counsellor. I have worked with many people from a variety of backgrounds at home and abroad. I have a core interest in what it means to be human in the world we live in. I am passionate about talking therapy and the insight and self-awareness it can bring.

I am a humanistic and integrative practitioner meaning I take a holistic approach to our work which is built on the core foundations of warmth, creativity, authenticity and non-judgment. I endeavour to create a safe space for you to talk about whatever you feel you need to, a space to express yourself and to feel listened to. As an integrative counsellor I use an informed awareness of a number of approaches that is guided by the work that develops between us. The individual background to any story is unique and our work together is based on understanding and non-judgemental acceptance of you and your story.


Reading University – Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Counselling Skills
Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling – Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling


I gained my counselling diploma in 2014 after four years of in depth training with Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling. The experience of becoming a counsellor has been simply awe inspiring and has left me with a strong desire to develop myself professionally and to make a difference in the profession. During and beyond my training I worked as a volunteer counsellor for a charity based in East Berkshire. Over the years of working there I gained vast levels of experience in adult mental health with clients presenting with a varied range of issues. As well as being able to provide long and short term therapy, my voluntary work has given me the opportunity to meet and work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds. Diversity has been a central focus point in my experience so far.

Since qualifying I had been working in private practice up to 2016 when I took a maternity break. I have been a keen mindfulness enthusiast for many years, channelling this to areas such as yoga and meditation. Now this aspect of my personality naturally plays a part in the counselling relationship I offer, meaning that my aim is to encounter my clients mindfully and with gentle care.

Within all areas of my work I adhere to BACP Ethical Framework.


£45 per 50 minute session.

Our Rooms

There are five rooms, all suitable for couples or individual Counselling. One of these is large enough to use for family therapy, groups or training workshops. The therapy rooms are furnished with large leather chairs with cushions, solid oak side tables, classic floor and table lamps, plants and framed photos or pictures of landscapes.

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We are offering qualified Counsellors/ Psychotherapists, Supervisors and Trainers the opportunity to hire rooms.

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre,
23 Bath Road,
SN1 4AS.

The Therapists

Find a Therapist by the following category using The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre:

(PoTS) - Abortion - Abuse: Emotional/Physical/Sexual - Addiction - Adolescence - Adoption - Affairs and Betrayal - Anger - Anxiety - Approaches to Study - Asperger's Syndrome - Attachment issues - Attention Deficit Disorder(ADHD) - Autism - Bereavement - Boarding School Experiences - Bullying - Calling in The One - Cancer - Career - Career Advancement - Challenging Issues in Academia - Childhood - Childhood issues - Children - Chronic Pain - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy(CBT) - Confidence issues - Conflict - Conscious Uncoupling - Couples - Couples Counselling - Craniosacral Therapy - Crisis - Critical Incident - Cross Cultural Relationships - Death & Dying - Dependency - Depression - Difficult or challenging boarding school experiences - Difficulties experienced by people of multi-faith - Difficulties with Trust and Commitment - Dissociation - Divorce - Domestic Violence - Eating Disorders - Emergency Services Counselling/Debriefing - Emotional Abuse - Emotional Health and Wellbeing - Families Coping with Members of their Family with Substance Abuse - Family Breakdown - Family issues - Fear - Fertility Massage Therapy - Food Allergy - Food Intolerance - Gender & Sexuality - Grief - Health Issues - Homeopathy - Homophobia & Discrimination - Hypnotherapy - Identity - Identity & Change - Infertility - Injury - Insecurity - Intimacy - Irritability - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Issues relating to Abortion - issues with intimacy - LGBT - Life Changes & Challenges - Life coaching - Loneliness - Loss - Love Relationship Coaching - Low Self Esteem - Low Self-Confidence - Men's issues - Menopause - Mentoring/Coaching Managing - Military - Mindful Self-Compassion - Mindfulness - Miscarriage - Neonatal Deaths - Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP - Nutrition - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) - Online Counselling - Pain Management - Panic Disorders - Parenting - Passive Aggressive Behaviour - People & Families with Military Backgrounds - Phobias - Physical Abuse - Physical Illness and Injury - Play Therapy - Police Service - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD) - Postnatal Depression - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia - Pre & Post Fatherhood Challenges & Fears - Pre and Post Natal - Pregnancy issues - Psychosis - Rape - Redundancy - Redundancy and Under achievement and general dissatisfaction in daily life. - Relationships - Returning to Formal Education in later in Life - Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD) - Self Sabotaging Behaviours - Self-Harm - Self-Image - Separation - Separation and Divorce - Service Veterans - Sexual Abuse - Sexual issues - Shame - - Spiritual issues - Sport-Related anxiety and Stress - Stress - Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts - Telephone Counselling - Therapeutic Coaching - Time Management - Transactional Analysis - Transition into later life - Trauma - Traumatic Health Experiences - Traumatic Life Events - Trust and Commitment - Type 2 Diabetes - Under Achievement & General Dissatisfaction in Daily Life - Unexplained Symptoms - Weight Loss - Work Related Stress - Young People -

The Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, 23 Bath Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 4AS
Directors: Christine Fishlock & Heather Garbutt

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