MBACP[ACCR], BA HONS COUNS, DIP COUNS, DIP SUP, UKRCP
I have been in practice since 1999 and am an accredited humanistic counsellor and supervisor. My work has expanded over the last three years to include telephone counselling, and I am an affiliate telephone counsellor for the Royal College of Nursing.
I endeavour to create a safe environment in which my clients can explore their issues at a pace and in a manner which suits them. In this way it is possible for them look at the way in which they respond to experiences and consider change. In this process i consider myself to be a facilitator and seek to empower my clients to acheive this change, working only on issues that they wish to discuss.
I can offer both long-term and short-term counselling, according to individual need.
I have worked with long-term health issues since my start of practice and have a strong belief in the connection between emotional and physical well being. As it may not be possible to change the physical I believe individuals can work towards acceptance and hopefully limit the impact on their daily life.
My work with adolescents has been varied, including voluntary agencies as a counsellor and supervisor, student counselling, and children in the care of the local authority.
I worked for Bristol Drugs Project for three years and have worked with addictions in my private practice for a number of years.
I have had referral contracts from the PCT and Local Authority.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA/HONS Person-Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute, London 
Diploma Person-Centred Counselling - Metanoia Institute, London 
Post Grad Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Palmoasis, Bristol 
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Long-term health issues including Fybromyalgia
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
fees for Counselling and Supervision varies according to availability and circumstance.
Free parking is available at location.
I have some low cost spaces available and there is no charge for initial consultation
I also offer consultancy, including staff supervision and training, recent training delivered includes Self-Harm, Gender in the workplace, and Working with Sex Offenders.