I began my professional life working in a psychiatric unit for four years and from there, I decided that I wanted to provide a more holistic form of care and talking therapy is something that I believe provides this.
Since 2012, I have split my time between working as a counsellor in a private practice, in Bristol, and as Head Counsellor at Sporting Chance Clinic. This is the only residential treatment centre in the world dedicated to working with elite and professional sportsmen and women suffering with addiction.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a counsellor from UWE in 2012 and am in the final two years of a Psychotherapy MA studying at BCPC (Bath counselling and Psychotherapy Centre)
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I currently have some availability, please contact me via email or phone to discuss available sessions.
In 2017, I was asked by the Government to speak at a roundtable to share my experience of treating elite and professional sportsmen and women with addiction and mental health issues. As a result of this the Government signed up to the Sport and Recreation Alliances ‘Mental Health Charter’.