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(BACP Accredited No 613906)

About me

YOU ARE WElCOME

I can welcome you to work on-line using a secure video service prepared for counsellors and medical practitioners. This is a safe, supportive and ethical counselling service for a wide variety of concerns and difficulties. We can and do work with complex problems, difficult childhood experiences and and challenging mental health issues. It is an intimate and truly supportive service. If you have any concerns about on-line work, call me and we can talk it over.

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 Buddhist 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 11 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.

·        On-line Counselling: I trained in the use of video, e-mail and text conversation and am a member of ACTO, the Association for Counselling and Therapy on-line

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.

Member organisations

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I begin at 10.00am and finish at 8.30pm

Further information

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.

20 Morse Road, Redfield, St George, Bristol, Somerset, BS5 9LB

88 Silver Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7QT

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

If you have difficulty climbing stairs, you should know that my toilet is upstairs.

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