Small Steps Counselling Service

A safe place to share your worries allowing you to make steps towards positive change

My name is Colette Etheridge and I am Small Steps Counselling Service.

I qualified as a Counsellor in 2011, gaining my qualification with a distinction, and have been in practice since then. 

In private practice, I have worked with a variety of clients supporting them through depression, anxiety, self-harm, stress and relationship breakdown.  Click here to read a little more about these services.

I also provide bespoke parenting support working with parents/carers who are struggling with specific behaviours their child is displaying.  Click here to read a little more about these services.

I work in a collaborative manner working with you, the client, using a number of different strategies, depending on which is best for you as an individual.  Some clients will only need 6 or 7 sessions – while other clients will need many more.  There is no right or wrong number in terms of how many sessions will be attended – this will depend very much on you, the client.

I will not judge you but I will support you as you work through your concern.

I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society and am bound by their ethics and regulations.

l work from 2&6 Therapy Rooms in Gloucester, a therapeutic setting which is calming and relaxing for you the client.

There is plenty of free parking at the venue and I’m always happy to make you a tea or coffee.

2&6 Therapy Rooms is close the Junction 12 of the M5 and therefore easily accessible to Gloucester and the surrounding areas.

About Me
  • Testimonial

    I didn’t think I needed a counsellor and only went because my wife insisted.  However, during our sessions, I began to see things differently and my  own self-confidence increased and my stress reduced.  I thought there would be shame in needing to see a Counsellor but I have learnt there is no shame in it, sometimes we just need someone who doesn’t know us who will listen!    

  • Testimonial

    We went to see Colette due to some problems in our marriage.  We had a combination of sessions together and individual sessions.  We only needed 6 sessions in the end.  Colette taught us how to communicate more effectively with each other and to trust to each other.

  • Testimonial

    Colette was recommended to me by a friend.  I went to see her because I was suffering with high anxiety levels.  I cried a lot in our sessions but we also laughed a lot.  I didn’t once feel judged by Colette and now feel more confident and positive about life.  I am now working full time – something I thought would never happen.  My anxiety no longer controls me – I control it.

  • Testimonial

    I went to see Colette because I was suffering from depression and was feeling suicidal.  I was often tearful during sessions with Colette but felt I could talk openly about my depression and over a period of time, began to reframe my thoughts to become more positive.  I still feel low from time to time but feel I now have the tools to manage this better.

About Me

2&6 Therapy Rooms,

Wainbridge House,

Shepherd Road,



Call:  07712 619159     01452 898703


Contact me

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