I am a BACP accredited counsellor with many years experience of counselling adults and young people in all kinds of personal and emotional difficulty. I offer you professional and focused support in an environment that is confidential and non-judgemental. I will listen with respect and help you to talk through whatever is worrying you. Using my training, skills and experience, I can help you to gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, to think things through and find a way forward. I firmly believe that even the most difficult and long standing problems can be alleviated given the right support.
What to expect?
When we meet for a first counselling session, we can talk together about your reasons for coming to to counselling and you can ask me any questions you may have. Some people find that just a few sessions of counselling is enough to help them through a crisis or resolve a specific problem. For others, where the problem may be more deep-seated or rooted in the past, longer term counselling may be more suitable. We discuss this together and there is no pressure on you to commit to more than you want.
I have particular experience in working with:
- Relationship problems
- Health related issues
- Loss and bereavement
- Family issues / breakdown
- Work related stress
How do I book a first session?
You are very welcome to ring me to discuss your situation or book an appointment. If I am not able to answer your call, my phone has a confidential answering service. Alternatively you can contact me by email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I qualified in 2002 with a post-graduate Diploma in Professional Studies, Counselling from the University of the West of England.
- In 2003 I gained my Certificate in Counselling Supervision from the University of Wales, Newport.
- I am a Registered and Accredited member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework.
As well as working in private practice, I have experience of counselling people in a variety of voluntary organisations, charities and in the further education sector.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Life changes
- Loneliness / isolation
- Family relationships
I charge £40 for a 50 minute session.
I offer supervision for counsellors at the same rate.
Some concessions may be available.
I work from a quiet and comfortable room in Hanham, Bristol. It is close to the No.44 bus route and easily accessible from Bristol, Keynsham and Bath.
Parking is available on-street.
I have some availability to offer counselling at the client's home for people who are unable to leave their home through illness, disability or caring commitments.