'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.
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 the centre of Bristol and also have a practice in the centre of Chepstow. Due to the pandemic I am 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 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
Sessions will last for 50 minutes and cost £50. I offer an initial session rate of £20.
Concessions offered for
There are several flights of stairs at Orchard street. Disabled access can be arranged if advance notice is given.