01275859323 / 07534038972
I have worked as a qualified counsellor for 9 years. I offer a safe, non judgemental and independent place to help you talk things through in your own way and pace. In our first counselling session we will explore what you want from counselling and then progress to identify what is going on in your life. By thinking through your issues, you can have a place to express your feelings and identify ways to cope and how to support yourself so as to move forward.
I have worked with clients of both sexes from the age of 17 year plus and from all backgrounds. I have a wide experience of a work with a number of issues and approaches but see every one as individuals who need to choose how they want to move forward using counselling as a support to do this. I therefore aim to provide a warm and accepting environment to help you work with your issues in whatever way you choose.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and 9 years experience of working as a paid counsellor in a local charity using a wide variety of approaches and techniques. My approach integrates person centred, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic theories. I have experience in counselling for a wide variety of issues such as depression anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement, loss and grief, health concerns, abuse, trauma and child related issues.
I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy member. I abide by their guidelines and code of ethics and also undertake continuing professional development and training to update knowledge skills and practice. I have completed specific training in counselling for self esteem, anxiety, loss and change, self harm, violence in the home, anger management and self harm as well as the use of more general counselling approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. ACT.
As a psychology graduate, I qualified as a social worker and have extensive career experience of working to support personal change in the probation and social services. I have contributed to the training of counselling students.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- 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
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
The first session will take the form of assessment
All sessions will be for one hour and I will charge £35.00 per session
Student and hardship concessions are available by negotiation
Payment by cash or cheque.
Counselling is provided from my private practice room in a peaceful setting on the outskirts of Nailsea near a bus stop with ample parking outside.
Home visits by prior agreement.
Session times - 60 minutes - Appointment by negotiation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Wednesday eve Thursday and Friday
Types of client