I run a private practice - working in and around Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
My approach to counselling is eclectic, but I find I work mainly within the Person Centred/Humanistic approach, I tailor my approach to meet the individual needs of each client.
I carry out home visits where appropriate and I have use of consulting rooms in both Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Thornbury, South Gloucestershire and Shirehampton, Bristol - there is ample parking near each location and they are all on regular bus routes.
As I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), I work to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am also on the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Training, qualifications & experience
2013 - BACP Certificate of Proficiency:
Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care
2004 - Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Level 4
2002 - Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
2001 - Certificate in Counselling Theory
2000 - Certificate in Counselling Skills
1999 - Introduction to Counselling
I have been working as a counsellor for over seventeen years.
Since working in private practice I have worked with clients from all walks of life, with many different and challenging problems.
During my time as a counsellor I have also worked for various charitable organizations, working with recovering drug addicts and alcoholics for St Vincent's, Bristol. Women with postnatal depression for Mothers for Mothers, Bristol. Also with carers on behalf of the Carers Support Centre, Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
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
My fee is £30 per session - concessionary rates available.