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About me

This is a courageous step, thank you for stopping by!  The last few years have been particularly tough. However, your desire to change is already happening!  

At the centre of my work is our relationship, building a trusting and solid alliance facilitates your growth and self worth. You will decide what you want to bring each week, and we will explore different ways of thinking about your life, and the changes that you want to make. Having a trusted person alongside you, will remind you that you are able to face life’s challenges.

I work within an integrative framework, drawing on Eastern and Western philosophies, a nod to my own heritage. This means I work holistically, looking at all aspects of you.  

Our relationship will be built on kindness, compassion and honesty and will facilitate the change that you are looking for. It is not often that we have an opportunity to explore our emotions on a deeper level, my belief is that to share those innermost feelings with another who is open, non judgemental and accepting, can be one of the most healing human experiences.   You are the only person who knows what change means to you, but I will be there by your side, listening and offering thoughtful compassionate challenges to help you think honestly and on a deeper level.

You will feel lighter and less burdened after each session.  Feeling compassion for yourself is the start of you feeling change is possible. Contact me for a free 15 minute telephone consultation and we can start making those changes. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a range of experience including working with adolescents and university students through to supporting women in the Criminal Justice system. I have worked with clients with anxiety, depression and low self worth. Most of my clients in the Criminal Justice system were affected by childhood abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse. This resulted in self harm and suicidal ideation. 

My own experiences as an intercountry adoptee and many years of working alongside the charity sector have enabled me to understand that challenges also come from outside forces, oppression, injustice and marginalisation, whether this be racism, homophobia, transphobia. ableism or abuse.  

Transitions are a theme in my work whether it be navigating university challenges, difficult relationships or feeling like you have hit rock bottom.

We will share a place for you to open up and find some peace each week. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I am fully insured and adhere to UK GDPR data protection regulations.

Please email me and we can organise a free 15 minute telephone consultation.  

When I work

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Bristol, Somerset, BS8

Southville, Bristol, BS3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
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Zoom
Jane Godfrey

Jane Godfrey