I am an integrative therapist working both in private practise in Totterdown and at The Priory Hospital, Bristol. I offer individual sessions easily accessible from bus routes and 10 minute walk from Temple Meads station.
If you are looking at this site, perhaps your life is at a crisis point or you are sensing a lack of meaning and the old patterns and behaviours are no longer working. You might be wondering where to begin!
Talking to another can help with this.
Choosing a therapist can be a difficult process and needs careful consideration. I offer a service which fits your individual needs - a space in mutual relationship where we could work on whatever you bring. I believe it is the quality of the relationship between us that remains the heartbeat of the work we explore. What happens between us is also part of the exploration, as it can shed light on other relationships & experiences, past and present.
I draw upon Psychodynamic, Jungian, Developmental and Transpersonal perspectives and the Attachment Theory model is what underpins my work with you. I take both a relational and analytic approach using these models to look deeply at issues from your past which may be affecting your life in the present. By unpacking and re-framing painful experiences it helps find meaning in our complicated world. This ‘meaning-making’ approach puts soul at the heart of human growth.
I am passionate about my work and I have witnessed client’s capacity to change and evolve through creating a narrative of one's painful experiences which can be deeply effective. My philosophy is that the most important is not always what happens to us, but how we live with and assimilate experience and learn from these events in our lives to make them meaningful.
Background influences on how I work
I have lived in three different countries and continents over time and this has given me an understanding of the unique challenges of culture adjustment, cross cultural relationships, displacement, identity, depression and anxiety that arise from migration. Living within and between different cultures, I welcome diversity of every kind and appreciate both the bounty and the challenges it brings.
My work and life experience is equally diverse – I have worked in banking, the hotel industry and for many years in pharmaceuticals. Alongside I have a deep interest and passion for the arts. My work background has given me a long established practice of developing one to one relationships and deal with relationship issues which by default became therapeutic. This and a particular interest in self development and esoteric philosophy formed a central belief in the importance of the health of the whole self – mind, body and soul. I was moved to formalise my interest in talking therapy by studying with and qualifying at the Re.Vision Center in North London as a counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling skills and studies
- Diploma in Attachment Therapy
My volunteering and work experience includes counselling at
- Re.Vision Centre, London
- Wimbledon Guild, London
- The Priory Hospital, Bristol
I am a member of the following associations
- The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
IAs a member of the BACP and UKCP, I am bound by their ethical framework. I am supervised by a qualified supervisor as part of my commitment to ethical practice.
Registered / Accredited
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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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer one to one counselling and charge £50 for an hour session. I will consider reduced fees in case of need. Therapy sessions are available on Monday evenings, Wednesday and Thursday during the day and evenings.
I can offer sessions on Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings and Thursday daytime and evenings
I am committed to ongoing professional development both personal and as a counsellor.
Further workshops, practices and interests include..
Non Violent communication(Marshall Rosenberg)
Intimacy in relationship
Holotropic Breathwork (Stanislav Grof)
Vipassana meditation and mindfulness
Holistic approach - mind, body, spirit