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dips.couns. BACP registered and NCS accredited

About me

Hello, I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a member of the BACP and National Counselling Society. I have trained for four years and have gained my diploma in Therapeutic counselling level four. I have over 8 years counselling experience. I have worked with predominately but not limited to Addiction, Rape, Domestic violence, LGBTQ, Trauma, Autism and ADHD I also work for another organisation dealing with many issues. I am passionate about promoting mental health wellness and I feel I can aid others gain a better understanding of themselves. I believe I can offer compassion and have lots of life experiences including a personal insight into ADHD, ASD challenges and the stresses of single parenting. I have worked with lots of ASD and ADHD clients and especially enjoy promoting awareness and support in this area as many individuals struggle without diagnosis and understanding.  I am based in Redland as well as Downend and offer a safe space to explore your needs on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. My approach is person centred and I believe we all have the ability to self heal given the right understanding, empathy, acceptance and encouragement. We all have our unique story and deserve to be heard. I have 3500 plus clinical hours experience and have worked with many issues. My website is

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling qualifications levels 1-4 CPCAB including my diploma. Two years experience within addiction and Trauma placement at Swan Project. Volunteering for MND association helping individuals with the illness, families and carers. Personal insight, interest and knowledge of dyslexia, ADHD and Asperger's. Telephone counselling support experience via a charity. Addiction workshop training at Swan including co-dependancy, AA, motivational interviewing, and Shame. CPD in OCD, trauma. In the process of training to be an autism specialist to work alongside counselling.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society


From £45.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45-50 per session, concessions available. Weekly or bi-weekly. Availability is flexible skype and telephone options available

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
  • Flexible availability Downend and St Andrew's

Further information

I have monthly supervision and I attend regular CPD workshops/training to keep up to date as a counsellor. Member of CAPPP, BACP, ADDA (ADHD organisation) National Counselling Society (Accredited) MBACP

Lincombe Barn, Overndale Rd, Downend, Bristol, BS16 2RW

Redland Practice Rooms, Chandos Mews, 34B Chandos Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS6 6PF

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults