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PGDip, DipSup, RegMBACP

About me

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety? If so, call me to arrange an appointment and together we will work on strategies that can help you to understand the underlying causes of your problems and help you feel better again. Call today for a free chat on: 07955 115567.

I am a person-centred counsellor and my approach and philosophy is that you can harnesses your natural self-healing process. I believe that the key component of the therapeutic alliance/relationship is having an open dialogue based on trust where you see me as a guide supporting you on your therapeutic journey instead of an expert giving you advice.

I believe in the basic right to freedom and in therapy my belief is that you have the right to be free to be who you want to be and live the life you want to live. In essence to become the real you.

The areas I specialise in and have experience treating are: 

*anger management

*anxiety

*panic attacks

*autism

*sexual abuse

*bereavement

*relationships problems

*chronic health problems

*Low self-esteem

About Me

I have a warm and friendly manner which helps clients to feel at ease. I have been practicing for 6 years in the Bristol area and I trained at the West of England University and hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling. I also, trained at Severn Talking Therapies and hold an Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision.

I chose to become a therapist because I enjoy helping people to work on issues that are affecting their lives in a negative way and to be a supporting facilitator helping to enable someone like you to change and enjoy life.

A recurring theme I have noticed working with client’s is shame and how it underpins many issues people come to therapy for. Shame eats away at your belief that you are able to change. However, talking about shameful feelings and emotions in therapy can empower you to let go of those thoughts and feelings and begin to change.

The most profound thing I have learned as a therapist is that we are all flawed in some way and yet we all have the power within us to change how we relate to ourself and others. In essence becoming kinder to yourself and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

Severn Talking Therapies
Diploma in Relational Supervision 2020

University of the West of England
Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling 2016
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2014

City of Bristol College
Certificate in Counselling Skills 2013

CaPPP (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice)
Chairperson 2017 to 2020

Heart to Heart Counselling Bristol
Counsellor 2018 to 2019

The SWAN Project Bristol
Addiction Counsellor 2014 to 2018

University of the West of England
Student Ambassador 2016

University of the West of England
Student Representative 2014 to 2016

NACOA (The National Association for Children of Alcoholics)
Telephone Counsellor 2011 to 2013

Member organisations

BACP

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a general interest in how shame works and how prevalent it is in western society. I believe that helping people to work on their shame can be life transforming. Shame likes to hide in the shadows where it grows and this is where counselling can help as a talking therapy offers a safe non-judgmental space where shame can be brought out of the shadow and into the light.

Shame is a word that evokes strong and powerful emotions in us all and for good reason, as it forms social cohesion. It has both positive and negative connotations. However, negative toxic shame can have a lasting effect on a person’s life and it can take a great deal of courage to talk about a shameful event.

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I have limited spaces available for trainee counsellors at a reduced rate of £40 per session.

When I work

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Weekly or fortnightly sessions available.

Further information

Confidentiality and Security:
I take confidentiality and security very serious and therefore I am a registered member of the ICO Information Commissioners Office.

GDPR:

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics and conduct. I also, hold full professional indemnity and personal liability insurance.

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Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS36

Downend Folk House Association, Lincombe Barn, Overndale Road, Bristol, Somerset, BS16 2RW

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

1 flight of stairs

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype

Supervision

Online

I Offer Relational Supervision At My Private Practice Online. Please Contact Me For Details. Discount For Student Counsellors.

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