I am a qualified and experienced counsellor working from welcoming counselling rooms in North Bristol where I offer a supportive and safe space to talk.
My aim is to build a strong and trusting relationship with you through which you feel comfortable to talk at your own pace. I will listen to you without judgement but with compassion and respect. We will work together to understand your story. We might explore ways to heal the hurt of the past, overcome obstacles in the present and set goals for the future. I can support you in learning to like who you are and help you feel empowered to make positive changes in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a fully qualified counsellor (FdSc Bristol University 2010)
- I have a wealth of experience gained in both private and agency settings.
- I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and as such abide by the BACP code of practice and ethics.
- I am registered with the Professional Standards Authority
I am committed to ensuring that I am continuously updating my knowledge and training/ This has included specialist courses in the following fields:
- Depression and Anxiety
- Creative counselling skills
- Working with family dynamics
- Attachment and Shame
- Manager Anger and Fear
- Advanced safeguarding for vulnerable adults and children
- Addictions and eating disorders
- Sexual Abuse and trauma
I welcome clients of all genders, ethnicity, culture, sexuality and religion.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I understand that finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with is important. I will offer you a free initial meeting. This is a chance for you to find out more about me and discuss how counselling might help you. There is no obligation to continue with counselling after this meeting.
If you do wish to continue after this meeting we will arrange a weekly time to meet. Sessions last for one hour and cost £40. We can set a specific time frame for your counselling or you may wish to keep it open ended
I offer concessions for students and senior citizens.