'The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination'. Carl Rogers.
People use Counselling for many different reasons. A relationship between two people concentrating on what is going on and exploring options can be a way to move forwards.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am able to use several different counselling approaches. At the heart of everything we do, is you, so whatever is feeling useful for you we will work with. Some people know what they want to gain from counselling, others need time to work out what is happening.
I can offer both long and short term work and have experience in working with individuals on a wide range of topics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a FdSc through the University of Gloucester and along side private practice I also volunteer for 'Vine Counselling' a small charity just outside of Bristol that offer low cost counselling. I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the CAPPP (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice) Both organisations are providers of up to date information and guidelines for therapeutic practice.
Currently also working in collaboration with Juline Mauger at Julucounselling.com to offer those working for the NHS and others who are negatively effected by the pandemic and/or are disadvantaged, affordable therapeutic support.
I have recently undertaken a qualification in relational therapy, Teaching meditation and working online and telephone therapy.
I have worked for Barnardo's and Girl Guiding UK.
Plese note that at this time I do not see clients under the age of 18.
I work in Redland in Bristol and also have a practice in the centre of Chepstow. Due to the pandemic I am also working online through video calls and on the phone, please do not let this put you off seeking out support, my personal experience is that the large majority of clients feel that while it is different, the effects are the same. Why not give it a go and see what you think?
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
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
£60.00 per session
Sessions will last for 50 minutes and cost £60. I offer an initial session rate of £20.
When I work
I work a variety of different days and times
There are several flights of stairs at Orchard street. Disabled access can be arranged if advance notice is given.