I am an integrative counsellor based in Weston-super-Mare. I have a small private practice in the Milton area and also volunteer for a counselling charity in Congresbury. I offer a confidential counselling service to adults of all ages for various difficulties such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss.
As an integrative counsellor, I am able to draw on a range of theoretical approaches and tools to allow clients to work in a way that suits them best. I particularly enjoy blending a person centred approach with inner child work, sub-personalities, Internal Family Systems therapy and Transactional Analyisis, but I do use other tools too.
I have a keen interest in neurodiversity, neurodivergence and related trauma and I have lived experience parenting children with challenging additional needs.
I am fully insured, an individual member of the BACP and registered with the ICO.
If you feel that I could be of help, please email or call me to set up a no obligation, introductory session. We can get to know each other a little and talk about what you would like to get out of counselling. From there, if you'd like to, we can arrange regular weekly or fortnightly sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have the following qualifications:
- Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc Hons (Open)
I am currently studying Level 1 and 2 (CCTP/CCTPII) certificate in Complex Trauma and Level 5 Psychotherapeutic counselling.
I have attended various CPD courses and conferences including:
- Adversities and Trauma Conference
- Single Session Therapy
- Challenging Ideas in Mental Health
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Grief and Loss Theory and Practice
- Introduction to Internal family Systems Therapy
- Transactional Analysis T101
- Self Harm as a Solution
Creative Therapy Workshop
I have worked with a range of clients via my voluntary role and in private practice.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced with working with diagnosed and undiagnosed neurodivergent conditions such as ADHD and autism. I am aware how these conditions are experienced in a unique way by each individual and how they can overlap with other conditions such as anxiety, trauma and BPD.
I offer a free, no obligation, 30 minute session to have a chat about what you'd like to achieve from counselling and if you feel I am the right counsellor for you. If you decide to continue, the sessions are 50 minutes long, generally held weekly and cost £40. I do offer concessionary rates for people on low incomes.