Meet The Team

TeamAt Severn Talking Therapy we work well as a team, coming together from different experiences ‘the whole is more than the sum of its parts’!

For more information please click on our individual profiles.


I have been counselling people within organisations and in private practice for over 26 years.

When working with you, my aim is to help you move from seemingly intractable problems to a state of strength, stability and insight to make the changes you need and desire.

Whether you come to see me as an individual, a couple or a professional, there is great insight to be gained from placing today’s situation in a wider picture which is where my experience of Systemic and Family Constellations, Couples Counselling and Trauma Resolution Work comes in.

Counsellors and other professionals can contact me for clinical supervision. I also facilitate systemic constellation workshops which are open to all. We can meet in Nailsworth or in Brockworth, Gloucester. Feel free to email me or phone: 07875 708 604.

For further information about Sheila click here

ANNIE HIGGS - SRN, RMN, DipN, BSc(Hons), IASMI (ThornAcc) PGCE, MSc Mental Health Practice, Certificate in Relational Supervision

You may be looking to step back and identify what you need to improve your sense of well-being. Individual work with me includes jointly identifying your resources as well as your goals, considering what effects you emotionally, physically, psychologically and practically.

With 35 years experience as a general and psychiatric nurse, I can work alongside health services and medication use. We can explore evidence based interventions effective in coping with signs of stress, fluctuating mood, voice hearing or memory problems.

I also offer support to carers and families living with someone who experiences mental health difficulties or any other long term health issue. This may be on an individual basis with myself or in conjunction with Karl Gregory when we can both meet you as a group.

We can meet in Berkeley or at your home, on Monday to Wednesday (9am-5pm) for 90 minutes to establish together how best I, or others, can help. It may be necessary to meet for several months although meetings need not be weekly, nor would they be without purpose. I would expect to review progress every 4 to 6 meetings.

If you would like to meet or discuss further please contact me. I am also a trainer, supervisor and mentor to other professionals and support staff and work within organisations.

For further information about Annie click here

KARL GREGORY - SRN, RMN, MSc Couns, Dip Supervision, FNCS

I have an MSc in counselling (University of Bristol) and a 20 year background working in psychiatry. I am a counsellor in Brockworth Gloucester, offering counselling, coaching and supervision.

I have extensive experience working with organisations as a consultant and workshop facilitator, working with universities, employees and managers in organisational settings and with psychotherapists and counsellors; specialising in communication skills, stress/resilience, mental health issues and family work and all relational aspects of counselling.

I am an integrative therapist with a focus on relational, existential and systems approaches. My other passions are family life, music and gardening.

For further information about Karl click here


Events manager and administrator

I have been employed in a variety of organisational and people-focused roles. This includes personal assistant, team secretary, youth worker and ante-natal teacher, in various settings such as industry, the voluntary sector, private enterprise and the NHS.

I currently event and back stage manage with Slapstick Festival in Bristol as well as co-ordinating the Diploma and Conference for Severn Talking Therapy. I have now embarked on an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy, building on the Counselling Skills and Studies Certificates that I have already achieved.

I am looking forward to joining Annie, Karl and Sheila as a practitioner in addition to my organisational role.

For further information about Catherine click here

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