I provide an affordable counselling service in a quiet and peaceful location, South of Bristol.
There is plenty of parking space next to the counselling room and a bus stop nearby.
I have been a practising counsellor since 2006 and achieved my Diploma from BCPC in July 2009.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified BCPC Counsellor, of which I am a registered member of BACP. I set up my own practice in 2007.
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a social worker, specialising in fostering and adoption work. Over the duration of my career, stemming over 40 years, I have worked with a variety of clients with a wide range of issues including addictions, abuse, health related issues, adoption issues, infertility, sex related issues, work related issues, bullying, abortion, depression, issues with sexuality, identity, loss, anger issues, difficulties with children and those who have self-harmed and/or had suicidal thoughts.
My work follows an Integrative, Psychodynamic and Humanistic approach on both a short and long term basis. I have done further training in mindfulness, loss and separation, suicide, domestic violence, adoption training, alcoholism, dying and bereavement as well as solution focused work and CBT training.
I offer both individual and couple counselling.
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