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About Me

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

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 undertaking my Doctor of Professional Studies in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Chester.

My Qualifications and Experience​


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

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and can be found on their accredited register here...


I can also be found on their Find a Therapist Directory...


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.​

I can be found on the Counselling Directory here...


I can also be found on the verified therapist directory on Psychology Today here...