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BA (Hons) MBACP

About me

Taking New Online/Telephone Clients

Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile.

We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported.

At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging. Reaching out and being able to speak to someone to help reduce the anxiety, or those overwhelming feelings that you may feel can help to rationalise what is going on

I also have a passion for helping people who feel out of control around food. With the current climate, snacking without feeling hungry or feeling as though eating and food are ruling your life can start to feel distressing, especially when we do not know how to manage difficult feelings. Together we can look for new ways of managing stress and anxiety so that you feel more in control and able to cope.

I currently have some availability to offer online or telephone counselling at the moment to anyone that feels this would help, to offer support in these uncertain times.

I also work with Young People Aged 11-18 years

As a part-time School Counsellor, I know how important it is to support young people and their mental health. Balancing today's demands, young people can become overwhelmed and not know how to manage their emotions. The current health crisis that we are facing can cause young people to feel frightened, concerned and overwhelmed. This can also raise feelings of anxiety for any family concerns; body image battles; anger and bereavement. Being able to talk about what's going on, feel safe and listened to, can help a young person express themselves and learn new ways of coping with confusing emotions.

How to get started:

In the first instance, please feel free to email or call so that we can arrange an initial free 15 minute telephone conversation. If you decide you would like to go ahead, we can then arrange an online or telephone assessment session, to help you decide if I am the counsellor for you. It will be an opportunity to explore what you would like to get out of counselling and how I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • Post Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders
  • FdSc Humanistic Person-Centred Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3
  • Volunteer Counsellor with Mind, Bristol
  • Part-time School Counsellor
  • Therapeutic Group Facilitator, Binge Eating Disorder, Mind, Bristol

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.

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Fees

Additional information

£45 per session

I have a limited number of concessionary sessions available.

When I work

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Further information

I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to an Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have regular supervision of my work which is in line with the BACP Guidelines.

Cleeve, North Somerset, BS49

Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, BS23

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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