I am integratively trained as a psychotherapist, with many years experience as both a counsellor and a therapist, and deeply interested in Constellations Family systemic approach too.
I hope to create dialogue with you as a client, so that we can talk easily but deeply about any issue that you bring. Many people need to talk about anxiety or depression, and I am used to helping people come to terms with bereavement or loss through relationship breakdown. Even with loving committed relationships, we may struggle with how we communicate, especially when we are changing life-stage, or in transition to a new lifestyle. I am happy to talk about how you feel you communicate, or fail to communicate, and how to manage your anger if you feel that you resort to anger too easily, or any other relationship issues.
I also believe we are all born into a deeply embedded field of energy within our family, and we can become entangled by blind love or loyalty very easily, and then feel stuck. Working with the dynamics of the family situation, looking at what we are carrying for our parents, can really help when the present does not seem to be yeilding any options for growth or change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Neo-Reichian therapy 1984, Leeds.
Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling: 1990-1997:Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy , UKCP Registered in 1999,
Diploma in Integrative Group Psychotherapy: 1994-1995: the Minster Centre, London.
Cert in Supervision with Centre for Supervision and Team Devpt 2002-2005.
Certificate in Family Systemic work (90 hours) 2004-2005, with Constellations Work training, Bristol.
BACP Accreditation April 2002 onwards.
19 years experience as a student counsellor in an FE college (4 years) and 2 universities (15 years).
Private practice since 1987, firstly as a bodyworker, then as a psychotherapist and counsellor. At University of the West of England, Bristol, I ran groups for students and co-ordinated the group work programme.
2005: Certificate in coaching, Newcastle College.
2007-2008: Diploma in Organisational Devpt. I am just starting to work as an occasional organisational consultant in other universities.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transgenerational family issues, with Constellations family systemic approach as founded by Bert Hellinger.
Women's self-defence issues - I used to be a women's self-defence tutor in Adult education.
£48 per 50 min session for counselling or psychotherapy.
1 concessionary place: £35
Supervision £50 for 60 minutes (some concessions for newly qualified practitioners available)
Individual Constellation (family systemic approach) session £70 for 90 mins.
Coaching: £60 per 1 hour session, or £225 for a series of 4 sessions.
I have worked with people of all ages from aged 12 to 80, but with a lot of young people aged from 18 -25, particularly in my student counselling settings. I am happy to work short-term or long-term or in 'episodes'. Some clients I have seen for several episodes of therapy ranging from 3 months to 3 years with varying gaps in between.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||A little French|
I have several slots available on Tuesday daytimes, and one on Wednesday morning and one on Thursday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I love the process of supervision, as a form of ongoing and continual learning, both about developing my own way of giving supervision, and what enlivens interests and supports my supervisees, and what we both continue to learn about the clients we discuss.