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MBACP, BA Hons

About me

Hello, I am an integrative counsellor meaning I draw on techniques like person centred, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, plus others to provide tailor made therapy. I work face to face and on line.

I seek to provide a safe, comfortable and non judgemental space where you and your story/narrative can feel held. The intention is to help you feel comfortable, supported and contained to share your narrative/story. A space that will help enable you to explore your current thought processes, coping mechanisms and responses that help you to understand how they were created and their purpose. To collaboratively work together to make corrections should they need to be in these areas. To set goals to help keep looking forward and mark achievements and progress. and create healthy boundaries that will enable you to be more comfortable with yourself as you move forward in your journey.

on initial contact I will take your name and a rough overview of why you are choosing counselling now, this will be just enough information to see if I can assist you in your requirements. The first appointment is a meet and greet, it consists of us formally introducing ourselves, I will then take contact details and some background details. And we will then look at goals you would like to set for counselling if you already know what these might be - these are initial goals and it maybe you don’t have any set goals at this point in time, that’s absolutely fine we can look at this as part of the process. If you have come with something that requires initiate interventions we will also look at this during the first appointment. Eg. Trouble sleeping, struggling to focus, overwhelming emotions.

All data collected is paper based so can’t be hacked or transmitted. It is stored in locked cabinets in a locked room that has limited access restricted to me and the person designated should anything happen to me. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in theology and counselling from LST this was a BACP registered course. I graduated in 2011 and have been practicing since 2014.

I have experience in working with individuals and couples who are working through some of the following. Disordered eating, anxiety, depression, feelings of being overwhelmed, low self esteem and self worth, self identity, inner child work, grief, loss (including miscarriages), boundaries emotional suppression and submission. As well as relational difficulties and/or conflict.

i have CPD certificates in

  • Addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Body image
  • Myers’s brigs type indicators
  • The inner critic
  • Releasing blocked emotions
  • Boundaries
  • the inner child
  • grief.
  • creative interventions

I am BACP registered.and adhere to their professional guidelines, and ethical framework.

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

anxiety disorder, social anxiety, feeling sad,

Fees

£30.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Additional information

£30 individuals
£45 for couple counselling (1.5 hours)

concession price £25 per hour.

When I work

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Further information

I use a variety of platforms including apple messages and FaceTime, signal, on top of the ones listed.

2 Manor Road, Fishponds, Bristol, Avon, BS16 2JD

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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My current premises is on a 1st floor with no lift - alternative premises are available if required.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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