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MBACP - Outdoor and onlline Counsellor

About me

If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction or relationship issues, then counselling can offer an effective way of working to overcome these feelings. I use an evidence-based approach to therapy that can provide rapidly effective results. 
I offer therapy using the TEAM-CBT approach which has been shown to be extremely effective in working with anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues.  As part of our work together we would carry out brief mood assessments to ensure ther therapy is being effective. Results from clients over the last year show average drops in anxiety from 39% to 5% and in depression of 38% to 4% over 5 or 6 weeks.

I offer the option of outdoor counselling, based on the Downs, either as a 'walk and talk', or including some running at an easy pace. I also hold sessions remotely for those who would prefer, either by Zoom or over the phone.

How to get started

Please feel free to browse my website and either contact through there or via this site. We can then arrange a free phone consultation for you to decide if it is something you would like to pursue. It is important that you find someone who you feel is the right fit for you and, if after an initial meeting you think that could be me, we would arrange a subsequent block of sessions

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in supportive roles all my life as a teacher, a community worker and volunteering with homeless people and more recently asylum seekers and refugees. As a qualified counsellor and keen advocate of the benefits of exercise, I love combining the two areas and seeing the life changes and growth people are able to make by engaging in counselling in this way.

Qualifications and training:

  • FdA Counselling
  • TEAM CBT Level 3 certified therapist
  • LiRF certificate in Leadership in Running Fitness
  • Outdoor Therapy Training Workshop
  • Member of BACP

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40 for an hour long session

I have a limited number of concessionary places available. Please ask for details.

When I work

I have availability during weekdays. Please contact me to arrange an introductory session.

Bristol, Avon, BS6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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