I am a Humanistic, Person-centred Counsellor available to cover South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bristol. I work from peaceful rooms located in Thornbury and in Downend. I provide a Personal Therapeutic Counselling Service in my work with children, young people & adults, and Couples.
As a committed Therapist I work hard to understand your perspective and the predicament you are experiencing. The private, confidential and safe environment I provide enables you to express feelings, thoughts and attitudes freely, without the fear of being judged.
I believe it is vitally important to establish an understanding and trusting relationship so that you can express your feelings and life to make sense of the present situation. This can enable you to look forward to a better understanding so that you can cope with life.
Training, qualifications & experience
During my training I have worked in organisational settings before establishing my private counselling practice, which is based in South Glosucestershire.
I also work within secondary schools in North Somerset, counselling students at their schools.
I hold a Higher National Diploma in Counselling Practice. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Ethical Framework. I am an Accredited member of NCS (National Counselling Society). As well as private referrals, I receive referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP), South Glos. Council, Adoption and Care Leavers Association, and from local youth organisations.
I work as an Integrative Counsellor. This means I believe that every individual is unique and by taking this approach I can therefore tailor my practice to my client’s needs.
My initial training in counselling was Humanistic. This means I work in a Person Centred manner and bring in elements of Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Transactional Analysis (TA).
I begin the counselling by establishing a working relationship so that we can clarify and define problem areas where we can agree to work together.
My work is client led and this enables the client to choose whether to work short term on an immediate issue or longer term on underlying themes.
Integrative counselling is a very empowering process and my aim is to enable your own inner strength so that you can move forward on your own. The therapy is one-to-one and an equal, rather than pupil/teacher relationship.
I regularly attend workshops and training days to keep my experience up to date and because I am interested in any new approaches, and in the field of counselling, in general.
I think it is important for my own personal development to be continuously learning and to be open to new ideas.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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My fees are: (per 60 min session)
£45 for 1:1 work
£60 for Couples Counselling
£70 for Supervision Session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Mondays in Downend 9-5 and Tuesdays in Thornbury 9-5. I do not work evenings or weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an Accredited member of the NCS (National Counselling Society), and hold an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision, enabling me to offer valuable, supportive Supervision to other Counsellors, Students and Professionals.View supervision profile