I am a Relate-trained counsellor offering online and face-to-face relationship counselling to individuals and couples from my private practice in central Bristol. As an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) I adhere to their code of ethics.
There are many and varied reasons which lead people to seek relationship or couple counselling. These may include issues such as communication, bereavement, fertility, trust, intimacy, family issues – including parenting, step-families and extended families – infidelity, work, financial worries and separation or divorce. As an experienced counsellor I have worked with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds and I welcome same-sex and heterosexual couples.
I aim to provide a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which we can work together on the issues that are important to you, meeting your unique, individual needs. Taking the first step in seeking support can feel daunting and I will do everything I can to help you to feel at ease.
I can offer short or longer term counselling. In short term counselling we can focus on the more immediate issues you are experiencing in your day-to-day life whereas longer term work might allow a wider perspective on how your past experiences may be affecting your current difficulties. Length of counselling varies but six sessions is a helpful minimum.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to the following qualifications, I undertake ongoing Continuing Professional Development to ensure I work in line with best practice, keeping abreast of developments in the counselling world:
- University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling – Relate Institute via University of Hull
- Certificate in Supervision Studies – Canterbury Christ Church University
- BA (Hons.) Interdisciplinary Human Studies – University of Bradford
- PGDip. Women’s Studies – University of the West of England, Bristol
- Undergraduate Child Development and Social Psychology modules – The Open University
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.
National Counselling Society
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
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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