I am an experienced and qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and I provide a confidential, warm and secure therapeutic space for clients with a broad range of issues and concerns. Please contact me if you would like to arrange a face to face session in Bristol or an online (with Zoom) or telephone session.
I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
My approach is based on psychodynamic principles which can help you to make sense of current struggles. By exploring the unconscious it is possible to begin to understand and process difficulties rooted in the past.
Unconscious patterns of behaviour affect one's experience of the world and this approach allows for a gradual exploration of deeper conflicts, shedding light onto protective but maladaptive ways of coping. This process can bring together a more coherent understanding of the self and better equip one to deal with life's challenges. The capacity to develop an expanded sense of self helps one to discover a deeper sense of identity, maintain better relationships, experience more meaning in everyday life and make positive choices.
I welcome those adults of any age, culture, gender and background. I have experience of talking to people who have come to therapy for a wide variety of reasons, such as depression, anxiety or low self-confidence. Something difficult may have happened in your life, or you may feel anxious, sad, overwhelmed, unhappy or worried but you’re not sure why or how to change things.
So what happens next?
If this resonates with you, just send me an email or leave me an answer phone message, whatever you prefer. I will contact you as soon as possible to arrange an initial session. I am happy to call for a brief chat on the phone first, if that feels comfortable.
We will usually arrange two initial meetings to explore whether Psychodynamic therapy is right for you. If we decide to work together we will arrange to meet at least once a week for 50 minutes, and think together about what feels right in terms of the length of the therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have undertaken a 7year advanced clinical training in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and am qualified to work once weekly or at more frequency as well.
Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at multiple frequency (BPC Acc)
Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (BPC and BACP accredited)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.(BACP and BPC accredited)
BACP Foundation in Psychodynamic Counselling
Senior Psychodynamic Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Intake Assessor for Bath based Psychodynamic Counselling Agency
Psychotherapist in private practice, Bath.
Personal Tutor for Diploma students at Frome based BPC Accredited Psychodynamic Training.
I am experienced in adult Counselling and Psychotherapy in a variety of settings. In addition to private practice, I have volunteered for a charity offering open ended counselling and psychotherapy in Bath. I also have experience in counselling those with substance misuse at SDAS, and have provided Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for those suffering enduring mental illness within Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust at the
Royal United Hospital in Bath.
I am a registered Member of both BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) and the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics.
Training and Qualifications
* Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the BPC, British Psychoanalytic Council
* Registered member of the BACP, British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
* Registered Member Wessex Counselling and Psychotherapy
* Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor with the BPC, British Psychoanalytic Council
* Registered twice weekly Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
* BPC and BACP Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
* BPC and BACP Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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
Generalised anxiety disorder
Life focus crisis
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
I aim to reply to enquiries within 48 hours.
There is usually no waiting list.
I also accept referrals from GPs, health visitors, charities, midwives and employers.
I have full professional indemnity insurance.