The Rainbow Centre
27 Lilymead Avenue
I am trained and experienced in tuning into clients through verbal and non-verbal communication. I have worked with clients who struggle to express themselves or to reveal what they need to express and am adept at coming alongside.
I have creative materials available for those who find this an easier way to make contact or describe their world. My rooms are situated within a therapy centre on a peaceful leafy street. It is easily accessible with plenty of parking; a bike rack and/or a brief walk from Temple Meads station.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Counselling training is in Integrative Counselling from BCPC. This means that I use a mix of a humanistic background (which helps to enter a person's world from their own perspective) alongside the therapeutic use of the arts to help my clients. I have a special interest in gestalt which can offer clients a way to enter into experiences and come through the other side.
My previous Psychology degree gave me a cognitive grounding in mental health issues and development. It has also given me a passion for the power people possess to heal.
I am the Clinical Lead for both a bereavement centre in Bristol and a school based therapeutic service in Bath. Both involve working with various age groups, families and professionals. They have provided me with further training in many areas such as music therapy; dreamwork; brief work; safeguarding; story work etc.
I have worked particularly with mental health issues, issues of loss, identity and the many transitions in life which we have to navigate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
General difficulties in expressing yourself and/or being understood
I charge £40 per session. I do charge for initial sessions as I find we frequently get a lot of understanding and beginnings for a good therapeutic relationship during them.
I do work some evenings when I have spaces. If you would like to consider working with me lets meet initially to see how we connect. If we decide that we would like to continue working together we can think about whether open ended work might be beneficial or whether we consider a timescale and review as we go.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|