Hello my name is Cheryl and I am a qualified, experienced therapist working private practice in Mangotsfield, Bristol. I offer a friendly, calm and relaxed space. My therapeutic focus is on helping people being challenged by low self-esteem, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, abuse, addiction, and loss and grief. Working together we can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and work toward finding healthy perspectives and meaning.
The aim of our sessions is to have a better understanding of yourself and support you alongside your counselling journey, gaining strength and exploring coping strategies if needed.
I recognise that every individual is different and I am able to draw on my skills as a therapist and use a range of theories which might be suitable. This will enable an individual therapeutic relationship to develop according to your own needs, moving at a pace that suits you.
'I believe changes that come from within can be empowering and profoundly life changing'
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
FdSC Foundation Degree in counselling - University of Gloucestershire.
Youth Mental Health: Helping Young People with Anxiety course completed - University of East Anglia.
I organised and set up a counselling service for South Glos parents and carers which I oversee. This service has been successfully running for three years. This provides valuable support for families of children with special educational needs (SEND). I have considerable knowledge and experience working alongside families in this area.
Resilience and self care course attended 2016.
Safeguarding and support work under 18's South Gloucestershire Council.
Child Protection Level 1 & 2 completed 2009
I receive regular supervision, and keep up to date with CPD.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment to see if what I can offer suits your individual needs. 45 minutes - £35.00.
Further 1 hour sessions - £45.00
I also offer a reduced rate for students - 1 hour - £35.00
Please feel free to contact me if you require anymore information.