YOU ARE WElCOME
I would like to welcome you to a safe, supportive and ethical counselling service for a wide variety of concerns and difficulties.
Most people feel a little anxious when beginning counselling and it is important to build some feelings of safety before walking into more difficult territory. Working with an on-line counsellor is no different. Building of relationship happens quite naturally as the conversation is close and focused around the worries and anxieties that you have brought. There is extensive evidence that this way of working functions well for clients and counsellors. In these Covid times it is a safe way forwards. You have the choice of working via telephone, video or textual conversation, or we can exchange weekly e-mails
COUNSELLING IS NEARBY
Counselling therapy on-line is always nearby you. I appreciate being able to talk to clients from all parts of the world. Although most of my work in counselling is in Bristol, United Kingdom, I am trained and experienced in offering telehealth services, by telephone, video and chat-line and e-mail service. Counselling this way means that even if you are short of time, having to look after children, disabled or prevented in any way from accessing on-line counselling I will be pleased to be able to talk with you. Now that we are all experiencing the restrictions of Covid 19 it is proving a very real way of moving forwards in difficult circumstances.
While I have an open door to all kinds of difficulties and directions, I do have a particular interest and experience working with complex trauma and difficulties stemming from childhood neglect, I have found it useful to have lived through many changes and difficulties and reared a family that has experienced the trauma of enormous changes. I have been fortunate to meet with a wide variety of spiritual practices and appreciate the contribution that Budhist practices have made in counselling. I welcome the opportunity to work long term with survivors of many different kinds of traumatic events.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Your counsellor is a BACP Accredited counsellor with 10 years experience of private counselling in Bristol and an integrated approach to meeting your needs.I have a Masters in Counselling and training in a number of therapies.
Person Centred Therapy: letting you have the chance to reflect on your experiences of life.
Narrative Therapy: listening to the story we tell our selves about our life and how this affects how we feel.
CBT: changing thought patterns, supporting changing the way we feel.Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, third wave CBT: which includes a view of the values we hold, mindfulness skills, and a commitment to changed behaviour.
Training and experience in working on-line using text, e-mail, video and telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor, with training in person-centred, narrative, CBT and Acceptance and Commitment therapy and a Masters degree in Counselling. I have a diploma with See for Miles Ltd for Couples Counselling. I am trained to work on-line or by telephone. I am a specialist alcohol counsellor and work with family members as well as individuals who understand they have a problem with alcohol.
My clients have told me they find the experience both enjoyable and challenging and that the difficult times bring much positive relief for them.
I have been working as a counsellor now for 10 years and have experience of working with complex issues and providing a safe and supportive experience.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have training in CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Narrative Therapy, But over the years these have become integrated so that we can focus on what you need in any particular session and for however long you would like to work with me. I wish to provide a specialised treatment structure which gives you what you need at this particular time.
CBT is highly structured and has a focus on the thoughts you have and how these can be changed. It helps you to monitor improvement in your situation as you begin to feel better.
Narrative Therapy, an opportunity to review and restructure the way you see your life. If you would like more information about this open-ended and sensitive way of working then you can look on-line at the website:www.dulwichcentre.com.au
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a powerful way to get to where you want to get to are useful ways in which you might like to work. There is a good article called Embracing Your Demons: an Overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Dr Russ Harris at www.actmindfully.com.au
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Working via Cliniko Counselling video and sometimes
Whatsapp video, Skype and Face time
Using video, text and e-mail I will charge £45
For individual and couples work.
I am happy to offer concessionary fees
Payable via bank account and sort number or Paypal
I begin at 10.00am and finish at 8.30pm
In my practice, you will have the benefit of ethical and confidential working in line with BACP accreditation. You will have the benefit of a privacy agreement in line with the GDPR legislation.
If you are speaking to me from outside the United Kingdom, you should take note that I will be following the legal provisions as they apply to the UK, and if there are any significant differences then we need to discuss that to ensure you are operating safely.
In my regular supervision sessions to keep my practice safe with you, I would not offer any identifiable details from our work together. However in the event of serious illness, I will arrange for my supervisor to contact you to ensure that you were able to make a safe transition to other support.
While I would make every reasonable effort to ensure that our on-line work is secure, It is true to say that in the current environment we cannot absolutely ensure complete confidentiality on any known digital platform, and you also would have to take care that you keep your digital devices safe from intrusion.
My Data Protection number is ZA040323.