My approach is eclectic. By that I mean I don't hold rigidly to any specific theory basis but instead I use my experience of you.
I work in an integrative and holistic way. Simply, Integrative means that I work with my intuition, body awareness and theory knowledge, to support you in finding your way through your difficulties and finding your own answers.
Humanistic means that my primary focus is on being with you, the client, as a human being, responding to what you uniquely bring, and supporting you to find a way forward.
This approach assists me with gaining an insight into your dilemma and how you deal with this.
With a holistic view I am also interested in how our body energy could be affecting any health issue, I am mindful of the link between our mind and body. Being spiritually awake and fascinated by people and their behaviour, I treat every human being individually.
I have experience with clients who wished to address issues in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, unresolved grief, addiction and 12 Step recovery, family difficulties, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, bereavement, loss, and trauma.
For a number of years I counselled adults with fertility loss and pregnancy issues at Hope's Place in Bristol
Depending on what you seek, I can provide short-term or long-term work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BCPC Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling
- BCPC Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Goldsmiths University BA English Literature & Art History
Other CPD training includes;
- Compassion Fatigue
- Attachment theory
- Non violent resistant behaviour
- Therapeutic Parenting
- Suicide awareness
I have worked in several agencies, including Bristol Mind, Weston College, and Hope's Place
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
Concessions offered for
£45 per 50 min session - I do have some concessions available for those with low income
new intakes now available for September 2020
Mon: daytime 9-2
Wed: day time 11-2
Thurs: daytime 9:30-11
Fri: morning/ daytime 11-2
free on street parking - village location
Newton St Loe is accessible via public transport from and to Bath U6 & U5 to Bath Spa Uni Campus, with a 10 min walk on a concrete path which divides and fences off livestock in countryside. There are a number of walking paths, and an award winning farm shop!
Newton St Loe is also accessible via transport from Bristol and Bath and surrounding areas