My Training Skills
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and use a variety of highly effective techniques and methods from various well-known approaches such as Person Centred, Gestalt, TA and Psychodynamic. I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP).
Most importantly, I believe that the client/counsellor relationship is integral to a positive, pro-active successful resolution of issues.
My counselling private practice is based in Totterdown Bristol, a short walk from Temple Meads Station.
What To Expect In Counselling Sessions
Whatever your issue, you can be sure that you will be in a safe, empathetic and supportive environment where you are central to the therapeutic journey. With a fully qualified counsellor whose experience and knowledge will work with you to investigate and help resolve your issues.
In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus.
How Counselling Can Help You
I work with helping clients with a wide variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and panic attacks.
I specialize in areas of trauma, dissociation, abandonment and attachment issues.
Issues You May Be Dealing With
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. You may be unable to get on with family members, work colleagues and friends. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job.
Many of these issues could be due to unprocessed past events that are holding you back in life and causing you emotional pain and confusion. That’s where I can help you to examine these feelings in a safe secure environment free from judgement. Where you can lead your own healing journey at your own specific pace with me by your side, who has the knowledge, experience and skills to work with you to a positive healthy resolution of your issues.
You may also have a current issue that needs addressing, where you can find the strength to work through it and successfully overcome any barriers that are holding you back in life.
Positive and Effective Methods
Along with the wide variety of well-known counselling techniques and concepts that I use, many of my clients have benefited from an understanding of healthy breathing techniques and simple but highly effective visualisation exercises. These have proven to be catalysts for a positive resolution of many deep-rooted issues, that my clients had been suffering from for many years. These methods also help to facilitate a more grounded, stronger and healthier way of being in my clients.
Creative Integrative Methods To Suite Your Specific Needs
I believe that humans contain aspects of mind, body and spirit, where I work with the whole (Gestalt) of the human condition, recognising and understanding the interconnection of all life. I understand that by working in a creative spontaneous manner in the here and now with techniques such as Gestalt’s role-play and the Chair exercise, issues can be resolved in a pro-active, safe and engaging manner.
I also work with dreams which can be a fun and engaging window into the unconscious presenting material of the client, within the psychodynamic perspective.
Experience, Understanding and Teamwork
I also work in the NHS mental health services with inpatients and outpatients dealing with a wide variety of mental health conditions, that were often caused by past traumatic events. I know that the mind can be overwhelmed by trauma and by the lack of a caring support system in early life, that can cause a crisis in adulthood.
Together we can work as a strong team to help you find healthy solutions to enable you to find out who you truly are and to enable you to fully move into life with strength and focus.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have qualified with a Counselling Foundation Degree.
I am a registered member of the British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I have a BA Hons Degree in Humanities.
I have worked with face to face and online counselling at the Knowle West Health Association in South Bristol (KWHA) for two years working with clients with a wide range of issues.
I have worked in the NHS mental health services for over two and a half years with people of all ages with many diverse forms of mental health issues such as:
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Anger Management
- Relationship difficulties
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Family Conflict
- Personal Growth
- Self Esteem
- Addiction/Substance misuse
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with abandonment issues
I am currently working Face to Face, Online (via Skype, Zoom) and with Walk and Talk.
The session lasts for one hour and costs £45.
Please feel free to contact me on 07853417263
Concessions offered for
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). A professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I have regular supervision to ensure I am working ethically and therapeutically in order to maintain professional standards of practice.
I have an enhanced DBS.