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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£40 per individual session, and £50 for couples.
When I work