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About Me

Hi, my name is Charli and I am the founder of Fortitude Counselling Services.

I began my counsellor training in 2010 at York St John University and qualified in 2016. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework for best practice.

I have been volunteering and working as a counsellor since September 2013 and seeing clients within my own private practice since March 2017. I have also taught counselling to mature students across the level two and level three certificates in counselling and the level four diploma in counselling at York College.

I achieved my MA in Counselling in 2019 and I am currently in the process of editing my research paper in preparation for publication. I have also been offered one of only eight places at the University of Chester to begin my Doctor of Professional Studies in Counselling and Psychotherapy in October 2020.

My Qualifications and Experience​


Doctor of Professional Studies, Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Chester, commencing October 2020.

MA Counselling, York St John University, 2018 - 2019.

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited), York St John University, 2013 - 2016.

BA (Hons) Counselling Studies, York St John University, 2010 - 2013.

Alongside the qualifications and training mentioned above, as a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I also take part in a minimum of thirty hours of continued professional development each year to continue broadening my skills and knowledge. 


York College, Tutor of Counselling, September 2019 - March 2020

Turning Point, Psychological Practitioner/Counsellor, September 2017 - Present

Private Practice, Counsellor/Psychotherapist, March 2017 - Present 

Parkview Surgery, Counsellor and Clinical Lead, October 2016 - June 2018

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, Counsellor, March 2017 - September 2017

Joan Pickard Ltd, Counsellor, September 2015 - April 2017

Turning Point, Trainee Counsellor, September 2014 - August 2015

Clifton Surgery, Trainee Counsellor, January 2014 - August 2015

Place2Be - Trainee Counsellor, September 2013 - April 2014

Professional Membership

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am a registered member of the BACP and can be found on their accredited register here...


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Being a registered member of the BACP means that I am committed to my ongoing professional development, taking part in a minimum of thirty hours training (continued professional development) each year and I abide to their ethical framework for best practice.​

Counselling Directory

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Psychology Today

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