Hayley Rivers Integrative Counsellor & Supervisor MBACP, registered Member
1 Fairlawn Rd
3 Grove Road
Sometimes our lives can become overwhelming with little space to allow for 'outside the box' thinking. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space, without judgment for us to explore whatever you are facing in life. Whether it is a particular event that has caused you distress or something which is perhaps unknown to you, I aim to help you begin the life you want to be living.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working in a Person-centred/Psychodynamic framework, this means I have experience of using a variety of Counselling approaches which are firmly rooted in creating the right kind of relationship with you to allow for change to take place naturally. This approach allows me to create a therapy plan to match your specific needs, which can be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure you are getting the most from our sessions.
If you are a new parent struggling with the changes parenthood has brought to your life, whatever they may be, or if you have suffered a traumatic birth, or even a birth that was not what you expected, I understand just how distressing this can be and know how important it is to have your feelings, no matter what they are, really heard.
I have worked in the area of addiction for many years using a non-12 step approach as an alternative to the traditional 'Steps' method, exploring drinking patterns and triggers whilst experiencing a non-judgmental relationship can be especially helpful for anyone who is struggling.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training background has been with Bristol University and Severn Talking Therapy, I hold an Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision and offer supervision either on a 1:1 or group basis, either individually or in an organisational setting.
I am the Counselling Services Manager of a low-cost therapy centre in Bristol managing around 60 therapists at different points in their training, provide supervision and facilitate continuing professional development workshops for counsellors and psychotherapists.
Some of the issues I have supported people with include:
- Loss and Grief
- Gender re-assignment
- Self esteem
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Life Transitions
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
All sessions are 50 minutes long.
I offer the first initial consultation for £35 to discuss your needs.
For ongoing sessions I operate a sliding scale for people on low incomes (negotiated) usually from £35 a session.
For 1:1 client work my standard fee is £45
I have a limited number of lower cost places for people with low incomes and therapists in training.
Supervision is at a rate of £40 per hour.
please give me a call or drop me an email where I will be happy to talk to you about your needs and arrange an initial appointment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Getting the right support for your clinical work is vital, not only to ensure self-care and prevent burn-out, but also to ensure we are all working safely and ethically and in the client's best interest.View supervision profile