Counselling provides time in your week where you are listened to and supported to explore areas of your life that may be troubling you. Difficult issues that you are trying to manage can be explored and worked through so to help you move towards living a more fulfilled life.
I am an integrative counsellor, this means I am informed by many different theoretical perspectives that I integrate into my practice. I aim to support you to work through difficulties, in a way that is best suited to you and the issues you bring to counselling.
Since qualifying I have specialised in working with abuse and trauma. My experience working in this area has given me the skills to work effectively and safely with issues surrounding abuse and any associated trauma.
I offer both short term and long term counselling. Short term work is suitable if you wish to work towards a specific goal, for example managing stress or problems at work. Long term counselling is more appropriate for working through issues such as trauma or to address deep seated issues developed early in life that will need space and time to work through.
You may have a clear idea of how long you would like to be in counselling or this may be something you wish to discuss with me during our first session.
If you would like to find out more or to arrange an appointment please feel free to call or email - I will be happy to answer any questions or to arrange an initial meeting. During our first meeting we will discuss what you would like to gain from counselling; it is also an opportunity for you to see if you feel comfortable working with me. After this meeting, if you would like to continue we will arrange further sessions that are typically held weekly.
Training, qualifications & experience
Between 2010 and 2015 I worked with young people in a therapeutic community; The community specialises in offering therapeutic support to girls who had a history of extreme neglect, abuse and trauma.
I have also worked for the Southmead Project Bristol, a charity offering counselling to adult survivors of abuse. I started as a volunteer student counsellor working there between 2011 and 2015. After a short break I returned to the project between 2016 and 2019 where I worked as a paid counsellor specialising in trauma and addiction.
Both of these positions have given me in depth knowledge and experience in relation to working with the impact of abuse.
I now work in private practice and deliver remote counselling for The Carers Support Centre.
Diploma in Online Counselling Skills
Online Counselling Service and Training
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
September 2011 - July 2014.
Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP accredited training)
Counselling Foundation Certificate
September 2010 - July 2011
Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy
BA Hon Counselling Studies and Society
September 2005 - June 2008
University Of Wales Newport.
Alongside my formal qualifications, I also attend regular training and workshops to continue developing my professional practice.
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Sessions are held for fifty minuets at £50 per session.
I offer a free twenty minuets telephone consultation by arrangement.
Daytime and evening appointments available.