I have worked as a counsellor for over 20 years and provide my clients with counselling from a comfortable, peaceful, private room in Clevedon. I offer long term and short term counselling for individuals from the age of 13 upwards.
You will be offered a safe, respectful non judgemental environment where trust can be built up and you can work through your issues at your own pace and in complete confidence. I am calm, warm and approachable and view all my clients as individuals with their own unique story.
I have worked with clients of both sexes from all backgrounds and walks of life and am open and flexible in my approach, believing that you should feel free to use your sessions in the way that feels best for you, with us working side by side in our aim to explore and resolve your difficulties.
I have specialist training in domestic abuse issues for women and the trauma of rape and sexual abuse. I work as a sessional counsellor in several charity settings as well as in my own practice.
I also have a great deal of experience of working with adolescents and young people due to having previously worked in a college environment and currently working with young people who have experienced abuse, for a specialist organisation.
I am committed to my ongoing professional development, receive regular supervision and keep up to date with current counselling research and regularly attend training courses, workshops and seminars.
My practice room is close to the town centre and near to bus routes and there is on street parking nearby.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma In Professional Studies Counselling. University of The West of England. 2000
Certificates in Counselling theory and Counselling practice.1998
Specialist training in Domestic violence.
Specialist training in trauma.
Specialist training in rape and sexual abuse.
Additional training in trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, psycho-sexual issues, loss, working with young people, anger issues, eating disorders, attachment and loss, autism/Aspergers, mindfulness, counselling men, dissociation, somatisation.
My training was integrative and I work in a person- centered, humanistic way where the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial in enabling the client's exploration of problems and difficulties.
I am a registered accredited member of the BACP and adhere to it's code of ethics and practice. I am also a member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 per 50 minute session and offer some concessions for people on benefits or very low incomes. For the first (assessment) session I allow a longer time to enable the required information gathering.