I currently practice at NAOS in Bristol often working with clients who have experienced complex trauma and adversity in childhood. I have a successful private practice in Backwell, North Somerset, where I see adults,couples and young people. I am also able to offer supervision.
I work relationally as an integrative and humanistic counsellor. Together we agree on our shared way of working which will enable you to get the most out of your counselling sessions and to develop skills and reflections that you can take beyond the therapy room.
I totally believe in recovery and in your ability to find your own ways forward with therapeutic support. As a qualified therapist I work alongside you to increase your felt sense of safety, your ability to emotionally self regulate and find personal stability so that you can explore whatever you wish to work on.
I've worked with children and young people for over 25 years as both an educator and a therapist. In the last 10 years I have increased my counselling offer to adults and am also qualified to work with couples.
I deliver training on trauma and emotional regulation and provide 1-1 support, supervision and counselling to adults who support children in their professional and personal lives. I also facilitate personal and professional development sessions for groups.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the BACP and have a first class honours degree (BSc) in counselling and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
I am an advanced COSRT trained couples counsellor and have extensive post degree training in trauma therapy, attachment, dissociation and somatic emotional regulation.
I am experienced at therapeutically holding clients safely as they explore aspects of their lives. I work with clients across a wide range of presenting issues. I often work with clients who have experienced complex and developmental traumas in their lives. Likewise I can also work short term with clients to support them with specific events and issues that they maybe experiencing.
BSC Counselling (Bath Spa University)
Advanced Couples Counselling (COSRT)
Somatic Trauma Therapy ( Babette Rothschild)
Intensive Trauma treatment Course (Bessel van der Kolk)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I charge £45 an hour for individuals and £65 an hour for couples counselling.
I am able to offer some concessional rates.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work flexibly to help make therapy more accessible , with some weekend and evening sessions available.
Types of client