People come to psychotherapy for all kinds of different reasons. Perhaps a particular issue is making life very difficult, or maybe you have more general feelings of discontentment, anxiety or unhappiness that you want to address. One-to-one psychotherapy can help by providing a safe, therapeutic space in which you feel able to explore and express difficult or unfamiliar thoughts, feelings and ways of being. This process can help you develop and deepen the understanding you have of yourself and the relationships that you are part of.
Often the problems that we encounter in life cannot be quickly solved or resolved, but by engaging in a process of inner growth, we can learn to live fully and thrive amongst the difficulties that we find ourselves in. Long-term therapy offers the environment, support and space to allow this process to happen at depth.
Training, qualifications & experience
Joe is an integrative psychotherapist specialising in long-term one-to-one therapy and working in depth. His approach is informed by humanistic, Jungian and psychodynamic theories and methods.
Joe is a qualified psychotherapist and a full member of the UKCP, having completed an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy from the Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Previously Joe has volunteered at Cruse Bereavement Care as a bereavement counsellor.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
If you would like to book an initial session to discuss working together, please email me here.
Sessions cost £45, last 50 minutes and occur weekly.
Currently there are available weekly slots on Tuesday mornings
Sessions held at:
7 Upper Belmont Road (on street parking available)
Bristol, BS7 9DG