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Dip,Couns. MBACP

About me

I understand just what a big step it can be to find a counsellor and begin therapy. It is my role to make the step as comfortable as possible for you.

There are many reasons why you may be choosing to seek counselling at this time, and no one situation is the same as another. Your life and story is unique to you, so I am flexible with the approach I use, finding a way of working to suit you. I am trained in Integrative counselling which includes Person-Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis approaches, all of which I draw from in my work, but at the core of my work I am always person-centred. I am also currently undertaking a diploma in trauma therapy.

I offer a space for you to open up and explore your feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment. Maybe you want to work through a particular situation a life event, or an unhelpful pattern of feelings/behaviour. Perhaps you are interested in developing your personal awareness by exploring aspects of your ‘self ‘ further. You are the expert on you and I am here to support you to find a way to help yourself.

My work with clients has included:

- Abuse,
- Bereavement,
- Bullying,
- Children & young people (16+),

- Coercive Control

- Chronic health and pain conditions
- Depression & anxiety,
- Drug & alcohol issues,

- Existential crisis

- Gender identity,

- Fertility issues

- Health problems,
- Hearing voices,
- Identity issues,

- Loneliness & isolation
- Low self-esteem and confidence issues,

- Narcissistic abuse
- Rape & sexual abuse,
- Relationship & family problems,
- PTSD,
- Self-harm,

- Sexuality

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

Professional Diploma in Counselling - University of the West of England

Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice - Relational Change 

Counselling Skills for working with Children & Young People (Advanced) - City of Bristol College

Essential Elements for Counselling Young People - University of the West of England

Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse Bereavement Care

Art Therapy Foundation - British Association of Art Therapists

Transactional Analysis 101 - University of the West of England

Experience

I have counselled adults for a mental health charity, and have supported people experiencing drug & alcohol misuse problems for a drugs service.
I have worked as a counsellor with young people at a service dedicated to under 25's, and within a secondary school setting. I have also worked with young care leavers and as a life skills tutor with young people.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer a 30 minute initial session giving us a chance to meet. The fee for this is just £25.
Ongoing 50 minute weekly sessions are £50 thereafter.

48 hours notice required for cancellations or full fee required.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Now available for in-person sessions on a Tuesday in BS6 - 12.30-6.30pm

Online sessions (for now) on Monday afternoon, Wednesday, and Thursday daytimes.

Further information

For more information please do not hesitate to email or give me a call. If I am unable to answer I will return your call as soon as possible.

Bristol, Somerset, BS6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom