Trish Walker MBACP(Accred), PG.Dip.Couns, M.Phil., B.Sc.Psych.,

Trish Walker MBACP(Accred), PG.Dip.Couns, M.Phil., B.Sc.Psych.,

Clifton
Bristol
BS8 2DB

07790 932513 / 07790 932513

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Clifton
Bristol
BS8 2DB

07790 932513 / 07790 932513

About me

About Me

Hello, I use a person-centred, relational, integrative approach and currently offer lower cost counselling during the daytime and a free introductory session. I work with life issues such as bereavement, grief and loss (including traumatic loss such as suicide and child deaths). Also relationship issues, mid-life crisis, trauma and abuse, family issues and problems such as stress, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, anger and guilt. Counselling will be tailored to meet your individual needs.

Approach

I provide a confidential, non-judgemental safe space to support you to Counselling%20room%20close%20up.JPGexplore your thoughts and feelings about issues and relationships at a pace which suits you. I aim to facilitate you to develop insight, increase self-esteem and well-being and to make lasting positive changes to your life.

Issues

Maybe you are struggling with painful emotions or issues that seem impossible to resolve; or perhaps you just feel stuck and lacking in motivation and cannot see a way forward? I believe that whatever your issues are, through counselling most individuals have the potential to find satisfaction and fulfilment in their lives.

I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to its ethical framework. www.bacp.co.uk

Introductory session/initial assessment

I can arrange an introductory session to discuss your needs and to help you decide whether you want to take things further. If you decide to go ahead, we can agree how many sessions you initially feel are right for you and then we can later review this.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from UWE (University of West of England). I also have a Certificate in Counselling from BCPC (Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I hold an M.Phil in Community Medicine and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology. I am an accredited Cruse Bereavement Volunteer

In addition to doing private work, I also do voluntary counselling at Cruse (bereavement counselling) and Network (general counselling). I have counselling experience at Bristol Mind and have worked on the Helpline and befriending at Womankind, Bristol. I have also done appropriate adult work for the Youth Offending Team.

Prior to counselling, I spent many years in a range of business environments so I am familiar with the stresses and strains of working life. I have also done psychology related research work.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP). I am also on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register under my full name of Patricia Christine Walker. You can find me on http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/check_register/

Member organisations

BACP

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement and loss
I am a fully trained, experienced bereavement counsellor and also deal with all other kinds of loss and anticipatory loss (e.g. Through illness, 'empty nesting', relationship break-up, family issues etc),

Major life stages
I am also interested/experienced in helping people transition through life stages, for example, retirement, change of career, 'milestone' birthdays, empty nesting, relationship changes such as moving in together, starting a family etc.

Issues with siblings
I believe that our early experiences as an only child or with older/younger siblings can have a major impact on our self-esteem and our relationships in adult life. By being aware/exploring these issues we can often improve/deepen/heal rifts in our relationships.

Fees

I currently offer a 50 min introductory session for £20. If you choose to continue, my fee is £45 per daytime session (starting 9.30 am - 4.00pm) or £50 per evening/early morning session (sessions starting 5.00pm onwards or at 8.00am).

Further information

Sessions are 50 minutes and usually once a week. I offer short and long term counselling. Sessions are usually at the same time each week but because I have a dedicated room I can be flexible about times to fit in with your work and other commitments.

My practice is close to Whiteladies Road and off-street parking is always available. I am based 2 minutes walk from the Clifton Down centre which has bus stops to many parts of the city (e.g. 1, 2, 40, 41, 54, 624, X14).

Please ring or text me on 07790 932513 or email me at trish@counsellingclifton.co.uk if you want to find out more / or to make an appointment. You may wish to have a look at my website on www.counsellingclifton.co.uk for further information and photos.

Please note: if you use hotmail for email then any reply I send you will go to your junk mail so please check spam/junk mail or let me have your mobile number so that I can text you to say I have replied.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS8 2DB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Note: please include your mob. no. when contacting me as occasionally emails to clients have gone to junk mail

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme