I am a fully qualified counsellor with a background of 17 years’ experience as a professional Shiatsu practitioner, which gives a depth of experience, sensitivity and understanding to my Counselling. I work integratively which means I draw on a variety of theoretical models (including Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis) in order to meet the individual needs of each client in a unique and personal way.
I believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is of paramount importance so I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to explore your reasons for seeking counselling and whether we feel we can work well together. I offer short term (6-12 sessions) and longer term counselling, with regular reviews to keep us on course in reaching your goals.
I am a registered member of the BACP and am committed to their standards of ethics and professionalism.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling from the University of the West of England which is accredited by the BACP.
I have worked with a wide range of clients within the NHS for the past three years and more recently became a volunteer counsellor at a rape and sexual abuse charity in Bristol.
I qualified in Shiatsu from the Bristol School of Shiatsu in 1999 and am a member of the Shiatsu Society UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
The initial 30 minute consultation is free of charge.
Subsequent sessions last for 60 minutes and are £40. I may be able to offer concessions - please contact me to discuss.
I currently have availability on Fridays in Easton, a 10 minute walk from Stapleton Road Station and close to major bus routes and the Bristol to Bath cycle path. There is ample free on street parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am currently unavailable until the first week of September - do get in touch then and I will respond as soon as I can