I am an a Relational - Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist who offers one-to-one sessions to adults and young adults. My practice is located in Kingswood area. (and sometimes in Easton).
I offer a non-judgemental and safe space for individuals who would like to make a change in their life. I have experience with addictions (drugs, alcohol and gambling), depression and anxiety. I work relationally, which means that I can use my own reflection, and emotional and sensory sensitivity to facilitate the client's exploration and if it feels useful for the client's therapeutic process.
I have worked with people from various cultures and social backgrounds most of my life . (as a teacher assistant and a support worker/team leader).
Training, qualifications & experience
Introduction to counselling skills.
Certificate in Counselling. (level 4)
Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling.(UWE)
Personal development : Gestalt individual and Gestalt Group Therapy.
Experience of working short and long term with clients with a wide range of issues and from a wide range of backgrounds.
Experience in working with people suffering from addictive behaviour/severe substance addiction (drugs and alcohol), victims of (Sexual, physical, emotional) abuse , trauma and PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Experience of working for Recovery 4 All Agency (ARA), Gambling addiction.
I have been working with a charity (Maybe West) for a year and a low cost agency (Heart 2 Heart) for 6 months. Currently doing assessments for ARA Gambling Services.
Spiritual background : vision quests ( Shamanism )
I have a pronounced Gestalt style as I focus on the present, work holistically, and use phenomenological approach. I work in a person centred way too, considering that each person is unique and has his/her own adaptive and creative ways to live their lives. For this reason I aim to stay open and give space to any issue or ways of expressing issues in the therapy room.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My sessions last 50 minutes and are £50 per session.