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I tune into clients using their verbal and non-verbal communication. I have ten years of experience working with clients who struggle to express themselves or live as they would like, and am adept at coming alongside.
For in person work I keep creative materials available, for online work I encourage clients to bring their creativity using images, metaphors, dreams etc which can help with sharing, opening to the process and using more than words. Creativity in the widest sense can bypass the conscious mind and ease issues.
I also work as part of a collective of various therapists enabling us to see several individuals within a family simultaneously- do contact me for more info.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training is in Integrative Counselling from BCPC alongside Family Systems and Couples training. In my practise I use a mix of:
- a humanistic background which helps enter your world from your perspective
- therapeutic use of the arts' to aid expression where words are hard
- family therapy and couples work skills helping lift blame but let systems shift
- techniques to move recalcitrant patterns like Gestalt
- practical solution based thinking
My previous Psychology degree has given me a cognitive grounding in mental health and human development. Neuropsychology helps me empower people to heal themselves in conducive conditions.
In my work life I was Director of a family bereavement centre for many years. I previously led a school based therapeutic service in Bath. More recently I have been a Counsellor for hard working staff within the NHS. These roles have involved working with various issues, age groups, family units and wider systems. These have honed my skills and interests in many areas including dreamwork; brief targeted work; longer term in depth work; re-storying work and empowering clients.
In my private practise I have worked particularly with mental health issues; loss; identity-formation; relational patterns; and the many transitions in life we have to navigate.
I hope this helps you decide if I may be able to help you but do feel free to call and discuss it further.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
General difficulties in expressing yourself and/or being heard and understood
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
For online work I charge £60 for individual sessions and £85 for couples; there are a few in person spaces at £70 and £95 respectively.
I find the initial conversation a rich foundation for a productive therapeutic relationship and we often begin working together. However I am happy to offer a free 20minute consultation for assessment and suitability around beginning.
When I work
I have availability with some Friday online currently; Friday afternoons face to face may be available for a small additional fee.
I also operate a Waiting List when spaces are taken.
If you would like to consider working with me we can meet to think about it. If we agree to work together we can work to a timescale or consider open ended work, reviewing as we go.
I currently use rooms in BS3 but am part of a collective of therapists called Therapies Together setting up in Bishopston, BS7. Our plan is to be able to assess and work with a number of individuals within a family simultaneously given this way of working has helped whole family units make valuable changes. Do make contact for more details of this too.