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About me

Having originally trained in Person-Centred Counselling, I have developed a great interest in other forms of counselling and therapy and can tailor your counselling experience to suit your specific needs. As part of my commitment to this work, I regularly attend further training and continuing professional development. I work with my clients to discover the best way forward for each individual, whether this is long-term exploration of historical problems or short-term solution based work. I can also provide mindfulness in sessions if this is required.

What to expect in a first session

A first session is an opportunity for us to decide whether we will be a good "fit". I believe that a trusting relationship should be at the heart of the work between counsellor and client and this first session gives us both the opportunity to decide whether we feel comfortable with each other. First sessions also include some brief admin and paperwork, but nothing too onerous! As well as the usual contact details for you, I will ask for the name of your GP and an emergency contact.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Qualified Cruse Bereavement support worker

Have an array of experience working with people from all walks of life. I have worked for a GP practice, for counselling charities and am now in private practice.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


Two spaces at £35.00 for students and low income.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

1 Wednesday morning space is now available. 9.30am.

My working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 

Bristol, Somerset, BS48

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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