Hello and welcome.
There are times when we all need extra support to cope with life’s inevitable challenges which can present themselves in many different ways. My role is to support you in finding your own way forward in coping with these challenges and to help you make sense of any thoughts or feelings that you wish to share, or which may emerge during the counselling process. Counselling is different to confiding in family or friends as it offers a private space to focus on whatever you wish to speak about, without the worry of someone else's feelings or judgements.
I am a qualified and accredited counsellor with over ten years experience of counselling young people and adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I work in an integrative way, which means that my practice is influenced by the traditions of humanistic, psychodynamic and existential therapies; this enables me to tailor my approach to suit your individual needs, whilst respecting your own pace and depth of the counselling process. However, the core aspect of all of my work is to build a trusting relationship, and to offer a confidential, compassionate and supportive space to help you begin to explore and make sense of whatever is on your mind.
Training, qualifications & experience
Through working in a variety of roles within special needs and mainstream schools for over ten years, I was fortunate enough to be a part of many multi-disciplinary teams, and felt hugely inspired and influenced by a range of therapists whom I worked alongside. After taking some time out to travel, and through having my own therapeutic experiences, I decided to embark on a journey to become a counsellor & psychotherapist. I completed a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton, London, in 2012, and then undertook specialist training in counselling young people through completing a Post Qualification Diploma in Adolescent and School Counselling at the Metanoia Institute, London, in 2014.
Since then I have worked as a counsellor for young people and adults in a range of settings including mental health charities, carers’ organisations, health centres, schools and Universities. I moved from London in 2018 and have continued counselling young people and adults, as well as setting up private practice to offer psychotherapy and counselling in Bradford on Avon, Bath, Trowbridge, Chippenham, Bristol, and the surrounding areas, as well as connecting with people further afield through the use of telephone and online methods.
I feel passionately about my work and have gained invaluable experience through supporting many different clients who bring a wide range of emotional difficulties.
I am committed to my role as a counsellor and to developing my therapeutic practice, so I regularly participate in additional training around various issues including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, bereavement, low self esteem, mindfulness & self soothing strategies, transgender, attachment styles, personality disorders, self harm and online & telephone counselling. I place great value on learning from other professionals so I continue to engage in regular professional development workshops, training and supervision.
As a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), member of the BACP Children and Young People Division and member of the Private Practice Division, I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and the Supplementary Guidance for Working Online. I hold professional insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50.00 to £55.00
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Brief consultation by phone - free
(Up to) 1 hour counselling session via telephone or online - £50
(Up to) 1 hour counselling session face to face - £55
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - telephone or online sessions
Thursday - face to face sessions
If you decide to get in contact, then the first step would be for us to arrange an initial counselling session which could take place over the telephone or online. This initial session is an opportunity to get a feel for the process and to decide if you would like to continue. There is no pressure to commit to continuing as the most important thing is that you find a counsellor who is right for you, and who you feel able to trust and connect with. If you did choose to continue, we would then arrange a regular time to meet each week and each session would last for up to 1 hour. The counselling process is unique to each individual and can be short or long term, but is reviewed during our work together.
To arrange an initial appointment, or if you would like to have a brief chat first, then please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.