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Integrative Counselling BACP registered, DipHIC, BA (Hons)

About me

I am a warm, honest and open counsellor with a flexible, creative, gentle yet challenging style. I support people to discover new aspects of themselves, take risks and be real. My aim is to give my clients the support and tools to be their full self, however challenging that might be. I am direct, honest and comfortable with the truth.

My style is relational, which means I see counselling as a collaborative endeavour. I engage actively with my clients and focus on what is happening in the here and now between us. I believe in naming what is happening in the room. Therefore I listen, but I also take into account the wholeness of the experience: changes in breath, movement, habitual gestures, body language and eye contact.

I am passionate about authenticity - to help my clients be real I do the same. I don’t present myself as the ‘perfect’ therapist. Humans, emotions and life are complex and it is only by being open and real that we can form genuine, reparative relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited course) and hold the following qualifications:

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling (level 6)

I work according to BACP's ethical guidelines for safe practice. My work is overseen by a qualified and registered supervisor.

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

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Fees

From £60.00 to £95.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Additional information

Fees are determined during initial consultations. 

Sessions are 50 minutes each for individuals and 1 hour for couples.

When I work

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I work in the centre of Bath on a Wednesday and Friday.  

Online/In person in the Chew Valley on a Thursday.

Further information

I offer counselling and therapy to independent adults from age 18 onwards and to couples over the age of 25.

Sessions are once weekly minimum, in person or remotely (by phone and video call, as appropriate) 

My rooms are in two locations a peaceful, city centre room in Bath and a spacious, setting in the beautiful Chew Valley  within very close reach of Wells.

I accept clients from any location in UK.

Good ventilation and appropriate covid-safety policies are in place.

Sessions are 50 minutes each.  

Couples may sometimes arrange to have longer.

Compton Martin, Bristol, Somerset, BS40

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom