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Counsellor, PGDip, MBACP

About me

As a BACP registered humanistic counsellor, my aim is to provide a warm, welcoming and supportive environment in which you can feel able to express and explore whatever is at issue for you. I firmly believe that as a client, your needs are paramount and that we must go at your own pace for the therapeutic process to work. I practice in accordance with the BACP code of ethics.

My approach to counselling is humanistic, which means that your own subjective experience is of the highest importance to the work that we would do. It is my commitment to stay respectful and non-judgemental towards you and whatever makes you different from me. Upon this basis, my role as a counsellor, as I see it, is then to offer support, insight and perspective as you may require in order to help you to grow, heal or to untie the knots that are causing you distress.

I offer counselling in the following locations:

Urban Fringe Dispensary, 58 Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AZ (Mondays and Thursdays)

The Healing Rooms, BS7 8NT (Tuesday evenings and Wednesdays)

Upper Belmont Road, Bristol, BS7 9DG (Fridays)

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • Post-Graduate Module in Developing a Therapeutic Alliance and Counselling Skills (University of Brighton)
  • CRI Counselling Service Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training Course
  • MA in Philosophy (University of Sussex)
  • BA Hons in Philosophy and International Relations (University of Sussex)
  • I have experience of counselling in both short term, issue-focused and also open-ended and longer term ways. I have worked with clients of many ages from 16 years old to those in their seventies, and within the context of a wide range of issues and concerns.
  • I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at CRI Counselling Services in Brighton and Hove, and at Arun Counselling Centre in Littlehampton, both in Sussex.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal growth and development

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a reduced-fee initial consultation at £10. This offers you a chance to get an idea of whether or not you'd like us to work together. This initial consultation is 50 minutes in length.

Ongoing work is charged at £45 per weekly 50-minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays 11am -7pm (online)

Wednesdays and Fridays 2pm-7pm (Gloucester Road, BS7)

Thursdays  11am-7pm (Bristol city centre, BS1)

Please get in touch for my availability.

Urban Fringe Dispensary, 58 Colston Street, Bristol, Somerset, BS1 5AZ

Bristol, Somerset, BS7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

None

Online platforms

Zoom