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PgDip, MBACP (Registered)

About me

Counselling can provide you with much needed clarity when life seems full up, with no room left to think. As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide you with a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space in which to explore issues that you are facing, to look more closely at the impact that these are having in your life and to begin to gain new perspectives.

As an integrative practitioner I am able to work flexibly with you, with my work being informed by different approaches including Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means that I am able to work with you in a way that will best suit your individual needs. I offer both short-term (6-12 sessions) and longer term work, with regular reviews to see that we are still working towards your goals.

Issues I work with include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, abuse, lack of self-confidence, bereavement and loss and gender and identity issues.

If you are having problems with low mood, social anxiety, worry, OCD or more generalised anxiety I also have specialist knowledge in working with adults and young people using low-intensity CBT. This can provide you, or your child, with the skills to challenge more negative ways of thinking and move forward with your goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience
I have worked within the NHS counselling members of staff, as a Counsellor and Low-intensity CBT therapist at Off the Record and most recently as a Counsellor at a Sixth Form College in Bristol. I have also worked in private practice for over 8 years as a Life Coach with adults and young people.

Qualifications
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, an accredited BACP course, from the University of South Wales

Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies Practice for Children, Young People and Families from the University of Exeter

Diploma in Life Coaching

I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Child and Adolescent issues
  • Parenting issues

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Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £60 The first session is a great time to see if counselling is for you and whether I work in a style that suits you. This first session is available at a reduced cost of £40. I also have some concessionary spaces available.

Please feel free to ring or email me for a chat and to ask any questions that you might have before booking an initial consultation.

When I work

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I have some availability for both weekly and fortnightly slots. Please feel free to get in touch for more information around suitable session times.

Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms, 3 Redcliffe Parade East, Bristol, Somerset, BS1 6SW

The Redland Practice, 34b Chandos Mews, Stanley Rd, Bristol, Avon, BS6 6PF

Type of session

In person
Online
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Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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