About me

I am a Relate-trained and BACP Accredited Counsellor with over 12 years’ experience of working with couples and individuals.  I am based in Ashley Down, Bristol and offer daytime and evening appointments.  My fees range from £30 to £50 and I offer an initial consultation for £25.

Life is challenging. It may be that you're finding it difficult to communicate with those closest to you and are feeling alienated and lonely. Or you may be experiencing difficulties in your couple relationship, such as frequent arguments, poor communication or the aftermath of an affair. Or perhaps you are looking for support to help you through a bereavement or strategies to cope with depression and anxiety.

Whatever your difficulty, my aim is to offer you a safe place in which you can explore your feelings and understand how certain behaviours and ways of thinking can affect your relationships. Counselling allows you to identify the changes you'd like to make and develop strategies to bring these about.

Initial contact can be by phone, text or email. We will agree a time to meet for an inital consultation so that we can discuss your needs and assess whether the work is likely to be  short-term (typically up to 6 sessions) or long-term. If your needs would be better met by another counsellor or agency I will do my best to make a suitable referral.

Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Certificate in Behavioural Couples Therapy, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, 2019

BACP Accreditation, 2018

Qualification as a Relate Practitioner, 2005

Post Graduate Diploma in Couple Theory, University of East London in partnership with Relate, 2005

Graduate Certificate in Foundation Couple Counselling, University of East London with Relate, 2003

Certificate in Counselling Theory, AQA, 2002

Certificate in Counselling Practice, AQA, 2002

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

My charges are:

Initial consultation £25

Ongoing sessions (couples) £50

Ongoing sessions (individuals) £40

I offer concessions to students and those on low incomes.

All sessions last an hour and are usually weekly although if this is difficult for you I'm happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

Availability

I have availability both during the day and in the evenings. Please contact me for further details.

Further information

I work in the BS7 area, close to the Gloucestershire Cricket ground.

Bristol
BS7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
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