A head and shoulders shot of the counsellor Charlotte Spencer smiling up towards the camera.

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Charlotte Spencer BSc PG DIP RMBACP


E-mail: c.spencer@uwtsd.ac.uk

As part of The University Counselling Service, Counsellors aim to provide you with a safe, accepting, and confidential space in which to explore any painful or troubling aspects of your life which you may have difficulty with. The Counselling Service is here to help you address personal or emotional problems which may impact your time at UWTSD and help you realise your full academic and personal potential. Sessions are free, confidential and all our Counsellors work in accordance with the Ethical Framework of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

After completing my Psychology degree in 2012, I went on to work in therapeutic family support in education. Then, in 2015 I decided to retrain as a Counsellor, more specifically a person-centred counsellor, finding that the philosophy of seeing each person as the expert on themselves and creating a space bespoke to their individual needs, appealing to me.

During my training, I began working as a Mental Health Mentor in higher education. Working at many different University settings in Birmingham. Once qualifying, I began practicing as a Counsellor at UWTSD and currently provide support at both the Quay Place and Spark Hill campuses.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

My next academic goal is to achieve accredited membership with the BACP this year, closely followed by a master’s degree in counselling and Psychotherapy, hoping to specialize in trauma informed practice.