"A problem shared is a problem halved". I am a strong believer that just talking to a caring, compassionate listener, and feeling understood is, in itself therapeutic. I am a warm, non-judgmental, compassionate counsellor, with over 20 years of experience in supporting people through challenging periods in their life.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor. I work in a collaborative way, using techniques from the Psychodynamic perspective, as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have been a counsellor for Bristol After Stroke, Network Counselling, and The Bourne Family Project. I have also worked for numerous years in the field of mental health, with women who have escaped trafficking, mothers suffering from perinatal illness, and survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
The benefits of therapy can be enormous. Talking through thoughts, feelings and experiences with a qualified listener can help you to see them from a different perspective, to understand the origin of behaviours, and to develop the confidence and skills to make changes. I can work with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, childhood abuse and much more.
I fully appreciate that finding a therapist can be anxiety causing and overwhelming. I would be very happy to talk to you on the phone and answer any questions you have, or you could email me.
If you do decide to go ahead with therapy, each session will cost £50 and will last for 50 mins. Ideally, sessions will be every week. I do offer a small number of concessions for those who would struggle to afford this. I prefer to do counselling face to face, but could also offer telephone sessions if preferred.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration
20+ years working in social care, with struggling families, victims of modern slavery, women suffering from perinatal mental health issues and survivors of sexual abuse and rape.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50 per session.
Limited concessions available.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, a professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. I have regular supervision to ensure I am working ethically and effectively, in order to maintain professional standards of practice.
- I have an enhanced DBS.
- I am fully insured.
I can offer daytime and evening sessions, at my practice in North Bristol, at the top of Gloucester Rd.