22 Deverell Close
There are times in life when it may feel hard to cope with everyday life on our own. Perhaps times when we don't feel understood, heard or received within relationships or when we've experienced loss or other types of trauma such as abuse. Consequently all sorts of symptoms may arise when this happens, e.g. depression, post traumatic stress disorder, grief. My service welcomes and provides counselling/psychotherapy to people who need a safe secure space in which they feel able to explore their feelings. A save secure space in which they feel received, heard and understood.
I offer an Initial Appointment which is 1 1/2 hours. This is an introductory session which incorporates discussing the client's presenting problem as well as historical knowledge about the client. If the client wishes to proceed after the Initial Appointment, I offer 50 minute individual counselling/therapy sessions which will occur on the same day at the same time every week. These sessions are agreed at times which are convenient for us both.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an FPC accredited and UKCP registered Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapist. I also have a BSc. Honours degree in Psychology.
I have ten years experience working specifically with people attempting to achieve recovery as well as those who are maintaining their recovery from alcohol and drug misuse. During this time, I have also worked in partnership within statutory, non-statutory services, the Criminal Justice system as well as working within a prison environment counselling individuals maintaining recovery.
I have organised and taught courses within schools and businesses educating students and adults not only about the effects of alcohol and drug misuse but also the various support systems available for people who are struggling to recover from addictions.
I also have over fourteen years experience working with people suffering from eating disorders, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bereavement, abuse, etc. This includes six years working as a Counsellor/Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapist with Wessex Counselling Service and eight years working privately as a Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapist.
Within Wessex Counselling Service, I taught students on both the Agency and the Advanced Diploma Courses.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- 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
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- 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
Initial assessment which is 1 1/2 hrs: £45
Individual counselling/therapy sessions: £40
I will discuss the possibility of concessions for people who are unable to afford the above fees.
There is a direct 265 bus which travels regularly from Warminster, Westbury and Trowbridge to Bradford-on-Avon and from Bath through Winsley to Bradford-on-Avon.
There is also a direct train route from Bath Spa Bus station as well as from Warminster, Westbury and Trowbridge into Bradford-on-Avon.
For those travelling by car, there is parking on my driveway or a hard standing parking area directly opposite my house.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Types of client