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, working within a variety of settings that have included primary care and IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies), and I began seeing clients within my own private practice in March 2017.
MA Counselling, York St John University, 2019.
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited), York St John University, 2016.
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies, York St John University, 2013.
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, all face to face counselling sessions indoors have stopped for the time being. I am currently able to offer online or telephone counselling or socially distanced walk and talk/walking therapy (where Government guidelines allow).
Online or telephone counselling - online counselling sessions are carried out over Skype or Zoom.
Walk and talk therapy brings with it a number of benefits. Walking is scientifically proven to lower stress and anxiety levels and improve mood, combining this physical activity with talking therapy can cultivate new ideas and release stress and tension.
With walking therapy, we would find a safe, quiet and local place to wander (at a social distance, of course) whilst working therapeutically.
If you live within a ten mile radius of Hillam, North Yorkshire, and this is of interest to you, please do get in touch.
Below are a few photos from when I have been walking both locally, and a little further afield.