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PG Dip Couple Counselling MBACP (Accredited)

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

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BACP

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

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.

When I work

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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples