I am trained and experienced in tuning into clients via verbal and non-verbal communication. I have worked with clients who struggle to express themselves or reveal what they need to, and am adept at coming alongside.
I have creative materials available for those who find this an easier way to make contact or share their world than words. My rooms are situated within a therapy centre on a peaceful leafy street. It is easily accessible with plenty of parking; a bike rack and/or a brief walk from Temple Meads station.
Training, qualifications & experience
My Counselling training is in Integrative Counselling from BCPC. This means that I use a mix of a humanistic background (which helps to enter a person's world from their own perspective) with therapeutic use of the arts to help my clients. I have a special interest in Gestalt techniques which can offer clients a way to not just talk about but enter their experiences and come through the other side.
My previous Psychology degree gave me a cognitive grounding in mental health issues and human development. Neuropsychology has particularly given me a passion for the power people possess to heal.
I am the Clinical Lead for a bereavement centre in Bristol and have led a school based therapeutic service in Bath. These have involved working with various client groups, age groups, whole families and professionals. They have provided me with further training in many areas such as sand trays; dreamwork; brief work; safeguarding; story work etc.
I have worked particularly with mental health issues, issues of loss, identity-formation and the many transitions in life which we have to navigate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
General difficulties in expressing yourself and/or being understood
I charge £40 per session. I do charge for initial sessions as I find they provide a lot of understanding and foundations for a productive therapeutic relationship.
I do work some evenings when I have spaces. If you would like to consider working with me lets meet initially to see how we connect. If we decide that we would like to continue working together we can think about whether open ended work might be beneficial or whether we consider a timescale and review as we go.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client