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MBACP

About me

Working face-to-face (BS6 & BS7) and Zoom.

I support people through challenges life can bring, these can be related to: -

  • Anxiety, low mood & negative thought patterns
  • Self esteem & shame
  • Relational / attachment issues
  • Trauma
  • Work place stress / burn out
  • OCD / intrusive thoughts
  • Panic attacks
  • Chronic health conditions, including Long Covid
  • Life transitions
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Life re-evaluation / feeling stuck
  • Menopause
  • Parenting / family problems

Our sessions will help you discover ways to change negative patterns and behaviours and enable you to move forwards.

Counselling is a collaborative process with its foundation set in having a strong therapeutic relationship with the client at its heart. Everyone should have the chance to tell their story and be heard. Counselling affords that opportunity; I believe that we all know how to heal, given the right support and environment.

I believe our past experiences are intrinsically linked to our values, beliefs, expectations, behaviours, and views of ourselves today. The messages we received about ourselves and our place in the world from caregivers and those in authority have a significant impact on how we develop emotionally. I will guide and support you while you learn to give yourself new messages, make positive changes in your belief systems, and change negative patterns.

I create a supportive, confidential environment fostering an inquiry into a deeper understanding of oneself and ones experiences.

My approach is integrative and adapted to suit your needs in the moment. While training, I specialised in Transactional Analysis, but also work with Gestalt, CBT, psychodynamic, and many other theories. I lean towards engaging with our spirituality and understanding how the energy that surrounds us affects us.

I am also very interested in the mind-body connection, and the link between repressed emotions and nervous system dysregulation with regards to the manifestation of physical symptoms.

If you are interested in exploring how we could work together, please email or call me for an informal chat or to book a free 30-minute introductory appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • PGCE in Further Education

Additional Training

  • Working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder / Intrusive Thoughts
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Introduction to Outdoor Therapy
  • Mind-body Connection
  • Working with Shame
  • Working with Addiction
  • Working with Trauma
  • Working with Disorganised Attachment

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

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Bristol, Somerset, BS7

Bristol, Somerset, BS6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults