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FDSc MBACP

About me

I am a qualified integrative counsellor with specialist training in bereavement.

I will support you in exploring how you feel about your own life and how you relate to others, by helping you to unravel key issues and events that have led to where you are today. Sometimes past experiences get 'forgotten', but with some exploration it may become clear how a mindset has developed that is not in your best interest - this will enable new perspectives to develop.

I work in a person-centred way, meaning you choose what you want to focus on and I will support you in threading together the most effective way for you to progress. Merely being listened to non-judgementally and supportively can effect great change and acceptance, as you are able to hear yourself more clearly.

I am experienced in working with difference, whether it be cultural, ethnic or sexual.

I am particularly interested in the very meaning of life for human beings (existentialism) and am open minded to the diversity of ways different peoples/cultures have found to deal with this conundrum. 

If you find external resources useful, I may suggest resources such as books and podcasts, techniques and strategies, to support you in building resilience for your mental wellbeing.

I offer a safe and confidential space for you to speak about anything you want to raise, with no fear of judgement, just an openness to understanding how life is for you right now, and how you want it to progress.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Counselling FDSc (Glos)

Apart from my private practice, I have specialist training in bereavement and have volunteered for a number of years with Cruse, the UK’s foremost bereavement charity.

I also worked with a charity who gave long term counselling to 9 to 25 year olds until it closed recently. 

I regularly participate in ongoing professional training, studying different forms of therapy.

I have regular supervision, in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP ethical guidelines which can be viewed at www.bacp.co.uk.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£45

Concessionary rates available in certain circumstances.

I am happy to have a complementary phone discussion before our first session to talk about what you are looking for from counselling and whether you feel I will be the right counsellor for you.

When I work

I am able to offer a limited number of evening and Saturday slots, as well as Mon-Fri.

Bristol, North Somerset, BS41

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

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom