You may be looking for a counsellor because you are suffering from a crisis in your life, lost your sense of purpose, unsure what direction your life is taking, feeling that your life is out of control or seeking some kind of perspective on your life and work. Whatever your reason my comprehensive training, skills and experience mean that I aim to work in a style to suit you.
I am open to allow you to explore whatever is of concern to you meaning that the focus may change during our work together. This is not unusual during the counselling process as we will be exploring issues holistically in the context of your life. Although sometimes distressing, any concerns can be seen as holding the potential for change and growth. I believe that we all have the potential for personal growth and can gain a better understanding of ourselves.
My approach is non directive and creative and by exploring unconscious and past experiences, can uncover patterns which may be influencing current behaviours.
I am based in Longwell Green, between Bath and Bristol. Being a bacp (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited counsellor I abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I Have worked in various counselling agencies and healthcare settings since 1998 gaining a wide range of experience. I am a graduate of Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling (BCPC) where I qualified as a Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor.
I offer focused time limited counselling or long term therapy to suit your requirements. Whatever your concerns we can work together to improve your wellbeing.
I work with individuals including young people, corporate organisations and the public sector. I facilitate groups and workshops.
I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and provide individual and group supervision to both qualified & trainee therapists and other healthcare professionals.
I also supervise & assess social work students in their work placements as part of their social work degree course in conjunction with local universities.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Hearing loss, Sight impairment, Health Difficulties, Stress Management, Coping with Change, Transitions & life Stages, Self Development, Loss & Grief
My fee range is between £50 & £75 depending on the service provided and your situation.
I offer an initial assessment at a fixed fee of £50
My approach allows me to work in a way appropriate to your needs.
Please have a look at my website and contact me if you have any questions and to make an appointment