Counsellor in Cheltenham

Posted by Abby Ord on February 21, 2013

About Me

Abby Ord Counsellor

I am a counsellor working in private practice based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.  I provide open-ended one-to-one counselling with people over the age of 18, either long or short term depending on individual needs.  I also work part time as a lecturer in counselling at Gloucestershire College in the Higher Education Department.


In addition to private practice, I have many years of experience working for a local counselling charity as a counsellor, assessor and office manager.


Before I became a counsellor I used to work as an IT training consultant for businesses, where I always enjoyed making connections with people, helping them to achieve their goals and reach their potential. I have carried this through into my career as a counsellor.


I am enthusiastic and passionate about my work, with a wholehearted belief in the benefits of counselling. I know from my own experience that it can be life-changing.


My Experience

I am experienced in working with all kinds of emotional issues including depression, stress, anxiety, anger, grief and more. Some of the problems I have helped people through include relationship issues, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, bereavement, fertility and miscarriage problems, family difficulties, self-harm and work-related stress. I don’t specialise in any particular area because I believe in supporting the whole person. All aspects of you and any of your problems no matter what they are can be worked though in counselling if that is what you wish.

What you can expect from me

  • I will respect you as an individual
  • You can set the pace and the agenda
  • I will offer you my non-judgemental acceptance and try to understand your unique perspective
  • I will not try to tell you what to do
  • You can rely on me to be trustworthy and work in your best interests
  • A professional and ethical standard of practice according to BACP guidelines