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MBACP, Kanna Counselling

About me

Counselling and supervision in Central Bristol, daytime availability working by video or phone.

Warm, professional, empathic style of counselling therapy, offering you space to explore what's going on in your life.

Helping you to make sense of things, experiences, behaviours and thoughts that you might not want to share with others, using therapeutic approaches and models to suit your needs.

Long and short-term work offered.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained a distinction from the University of Gloucestershire in 2015, having spent several years studying for a Foundation Degree in Counselling.

Prior to and alongside that I’ve supported people through change, in the corporate environment, for over 25 years.

I am a Registered member of the BACP and a Mental Health First Aider.

As a counsellor I chose, in 2012, to specialise in loss and grief with the bereavement support agency, Cruse and am accredited by them for both bereavement support and supervision.

Additionally I have worked as a sessional counsellor for Bristol Mind, helping clients facing a wide variety of concerns from anxiety and depression through to more complex mental health issues.

Having trained to work therapeutically with children and young people I have done so with OTR; I have also mentored at City Academy and currently teach counselling skills at City of Bristol College.

I integrate various counselling and coaching styles and approaches into our work together, and I regularly update my skills.

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Additional information

Initial session £25, for us to explore how we might work together.

Ongoing sessions £50 for 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have space for new clients by telephone or video call, for ongoing work, or short term support during this currently challenging time. Daytime appointments available.

St Pauls Settlement, 74-80 City Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS2 8UH

Enso Healing Rooms, 190 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RA

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