About Me

I hold a BA Hons Degree in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy from Warwick University. In addition, I also hold other qualifications within the wellbeing field. These include Hypnotherapy, NLP Master Practitioner, Life Coaching, Reiki Master/Teacher and holistic wellbeing modalities.


Becoming a counsellor was a natural trajectory of over 22 years working as a wellbeing therapist with clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, stress issues and bereavement to name a few. For as long as I can remember, my overriding passion has been to guide, encourage and support others as they navigate stressful and difficult times in their lives. My private practice is based in Rugby, however, clients are based in Leamington Spa, Warwick, Coventry, Daventry, and Warwickshire area. Being able to work with clients online and in person has also enable clients from other parts of the UK to access counselling.

The four-year journey of becoming a professionally qualified counsellor included a deep dive into exploring my own issues. After all, if I have not worked through my “own stuff”, how could I work effectively with a client while holding onto unresolved issues? I worked for four years online and in person as a trauma informed counsellor within a sexual abuse, and rape organisation in Warwickshire. In the same four years, I also worked in a parenting charity counselling clients with differing complex mental health needs.

I spent a large part of my life living in different countries around the world and established a successful thriving wellbeing business in the Middle East. Living abroad allowed me to experience other cultures and traditions. As such, I value cultural diversity and enjoy working multiculturally and counselling third-culture individuals.

The challenges of life have also been part of my own experience. These include leaving an abusive marriage, miscarriages, divorce, illness and the death of loved ones. Maybe I have stood where you are now, although our experiences will be uniquely different.

Isobel McArthur, counsellor

Counselling qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy University of Warwick
  • OCN Level 3 Working with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Foundation for infant loss practitioner
  • Infertility Counselling (BICA)
  • Certificate in online and telephone counselling


  • Assessing effectiveness in online therapy
  • Safeguarding children and adults
  • Sexualised trauma
  • Pre-trial therapy
  • Shame
  • Suicide
  • Working multiculturally
  • Developing core competence in race and culture
  • Eating disorders
  • ASD and autism masking
  • Supporting maternal mental health

Wellbeing qualifications

  • Hypnotherapy
  • BWRT Levels One and Two (Brain Working Recursive Therapy)
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner (NLP) and Coach
  • Holistic modalities
  • Stress Management
  • Reiki Master/Teacher (over 22 years)

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my counselling and wellbeing sessions which are available online and in person in Rugby Warwickshire. Or to arrange an initial fifteen minute call. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right counsellor to help.

You can also call me on 077 679 36247 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

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