- IN LIGHT OF THE COVID CRISIS I WILL BE WORKING FROM HOME OFFERING ONLINE OR TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS DURING LOCKDOWN
- FOR THOSE ON FURLOUGH OR FINANCIALLY AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS I AM REDUCING MY FEE TO £45.00 FOR INDIVIDUAL AND £55.00 for COUPLE WORK.
- I WILL NOT CHARGE A CANCELLATION FEE IF SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED AT SHORT NOTICE DUE TO COVID RELATED EMERGENCIES
I am a registered BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Bristol. I see clients at The Practice Rooms in Westbury on Trym and Clifton Village as well as The Thornbury Clinic in Thornbury. I use a variety of theoretical approaches to assist you in understanding and working through your issues but the relationship with you, the client, is central to my work.
For some people the decision to seek counselling can be a difficult and daunting prospect. The best way to start is to simply arrange an introductory session, where we would explore what has brought you to therapy and discuss how we might work together. It is important for you to feel comfortable in your choice of therapist. There is no obligation to continue beyond the introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. in Psychology
M.A. in Mental Health Counselling
Post Grad Certificate in Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy
I also attend regular trainings for continuing professional development (CPD), which include:
CBT level 1; Practitioner course for Eating Disorders; Gestalt Therapy; Working with Abuse; Level 1 CBT; Master Practitioner in NLP; Reiki level 1-2; Focusing level 1-2; Focusing trainer; Certificate in Focusing Oriented Therapy.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION & ETHICS
I am a registered member of BACP and I adhere to their code of ethics.
I am a certified member of The Focusing Institute.
ABOUT ME & HOW I WORK
I am a registered BACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience working with individuals and couples from many different walks of life and motivations to enter therapy. I have worked in private healthcare where I facilitated a range of group therapy sessions and managed an individual caseload and I have been in private practice for over 10 years.
I practice as an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, which means I work to combine elements of my training to suit your needs at different stages of the therapeutic relationship. As each client is unique, so too is each therapy relationship and treatment plan.
In general my work involves person to person counselling and it is my task to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space within which you can gain a better understanding of your world space. Our work together will begin with an assessment period so that I can get to know how best to assist you as well as giving you an opportunity to feel comfortable in your choice of working with me. Depending on your needs I may draw upon various theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, CBT, humanistic or existential but fundamentally it is the relationship with you, the client that is central to the work.
I take regular supervision, which adheres to the standards of BACP.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy
My counselling fee is £50 for individual sessions and £60 for couples sessions.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are generally held the same day and time each week.
The number of sessions is usually discussed in the introductory session and then subject to review.
The client has the freedom to end therapy at any time.
3 days notice is required for non-attendance. I may sometimes be able to reschedule a session during the same week provided I am given adequate notice and I have availability. If not it will result in a full charge.
I do sometimes offer concessions.
Payment is due at the end of each session in cash or by cheque. I may be able to set up a monthly payment schedule upon request which can be paid in advance of sessions.
On a more personal level I have had the pleasure to spend over 20 years living in diverse countries within Africa, Europe and the Middle East.These experiences have helped me in my own journey towards self-awareness but have also led me to develop a keen respect for human rights and individual difference and to strive for a non-judgemental approach in my life and work. I currently live in Bristol with my family.
Please feel free to explore my website to learn more about me and how I work. I look forward to meeting you.