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ABOUT COTSWOLD COUNSELLING

Cotswold Counselling is a registered charity which was established in 1988 and is run by a dedicated team of experienced staff. We deploy the services of over 60 experienced and trained volunteer counsellors, many of whom also work independently. Counsellors are provided with ongoing training and professional, clinical supervision.

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WHAT WE OFFER

Counselling provides the opportunity to talk in confidence to someone who is trained to listen. Counselling can help make sense of what you are feeling about difficulties you are experiencing in your life at this time.

We currently help in excess of 500 adults, children and young people each year to cope with a wide range of emotional problems. 

We offer confidential counselling which takes place at our Centre in Cirencester or remotely on the telephone or using Zoom video conferencing.

 

Please click on the links below to find out more about the types of counselling we offer and to access our request forms:

OUR TEAM

Centre Manager

Zoë Wolton

Zoë has worked in administration and management roles within the arts & charities sectors for over 25 years.

Consultant Manager

Margaret Morgans

Margaret has a business background and many years’ experience in the voluntary sector working with both the elderly and young people. She is a founder member of Cotswold Counselling.

Adults and Young People

Counselling Coordinator

Sarah

Having transitioned from a business background some time ago, Sarah is a qualified counsellor who has volunteered with Cotswold Counselling for many years. She also works in a number of other counselling settings, interacting with a wide variety of people and organisations.

Family Therapy Unit Lead

Jane

Jane joined Cotswold Counselling in December 2021 as an Adult, Young Person and Primary Therapist. She is an HCPC BAAT registered Psychotherapist / Art Psychotherapist M.A. with therapeutic supplier accreditation with Adoption West and the ASF (UK Adoption Support Fund). 

Communications Assistant

Ashleigh

Ashleigh is currently training as a Psychotherapist and runs her own private practice. She also works for disability and domestic abuse services, as well as volunteering as a counsellor for Cotswold Counselling.

Clinical Assistant

Shân

Shân has a marketing background and is a qualified teacher and counsellor. She has a private counselling practice alongside working for Cotswold Counselling.

Administrator

Rachel

Rachel has worked in administration for over five years. She is a qualified counsellor working for a Gloucestershire charity and is a volunteer counsellor for Cotswold Counselling.

President

Sally Le Marechal

Sally is a founder member of Cotswold Counselling. She has a background in personnel management and training consultancy and worked as a 'listening volunteer’ which gave her a valuable insight into the organisation. Sally is a past Chairman of the Management Committee.

Patron

Dr Mark Porter MBE

Dr. Mark Porter is an NHS GP and award winning journalist. He spends half his week working as a GP partner in rural Gloucestershire, and the rest investigating and reporting on the latest developments in medicine.

Vice President

Mary Moore

Mary worked in education, from the East End of London to a girls’ Public School, apart from when she cared for her son until he went to school. On retirement Mary became involved in charity work.

Vice President

Stephen Segar OBE

Stephen has held a portfolio of voluntary/community work including past Chairman of Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum – he remains a trustee, and Treasurer of Cirencester Macmillan Cancer Support. He was Finance Trustee of Cotswold Counselling for over twenty years.

PRINCIPAL OFFICERS, MANAGEMENT TEAM AND TRUSTEES

Vice Chair

Liz Hutchison

Liz trained as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, London and worked as a Ward Sister at The Brompton Hospital before coming to Cirencester and retired 2 years ago after 40 years in nursing. The last 30 years were spent working in Cirencester as a Practice Nurse.

Chair

Jacqui Erskine Crum

Jacqui trained as a counsellor in 2005 and her initial placement was with Cotswold Counselling. She specialised in counselling adolescents working in several schools, delivering training for counsellors wishing to work in this field and tutoring at Bristol University. She was also the co-ordinator for the CYP service at the Agency. She is now a supervisor and working in private practice with adults and young people.

Treasurer

Nick Latimer

Nick is a fellow of the ICAEW and also a chartered tax adviser, working as a partner for Crowe UK in Cheltenham. Crowe is a leading audit, tax, advisory and risk firm with particular strength in the charity and not for profit sector. Having worked as a mentor and having direct experience of mental health issues, Nick was very pleased to be appointed Treasurer of Cotswold Counselling in March 2021.

Management Team

Anne Clark

Pam Megarry

Helen Slator

Nicki Selwyn

Janet B - Counsellor Representative

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Members of the public are welcome to attend the AGM. Anyone interested in attending can contact

admin@cotswold-counselling.org.uk for details.

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