Therapy can be an important resource to support you with working through the difficulties you're facing in your life - the blocks that hold you back from reaching greater fulfilment. Each session is an opportunity for you to explore the experiences and issues that feel important to you. You will determine the pace and the depth of the process and I will be alongside. Hopefully our exploration will enable you to rediscover inner resources and guidance, innate well-being and abilities to deal with life's challenges.
Common issues that are brought to therapy include relationship difficulties, sexuality, questions around identity, anxiety, depression, addictive processes, stress and workplace distress, loneliness, knowing that we're not meet our potential.
Oftentimes the struggles we face as individuals or couples reflect what is happening on a larger scale and is connected to what is 'out there' in the system - as much as we may feel isolated at times the reality is that we are impacted by what's happening 'out there' whether that is concerns about climate change, racism, xenophobia, trans-phobia or patriarchy etc.
Making a commitment to having regular therapy can be hugely beneficial and has the potential to be life-changing (though a lot of the work is down to self-determination, willingness and the commitment to facing the difficulties in your life). Strong emotions may surface and things we haven't fully acknowledged about ourselves can become apparent. At times this may feel scary but is usually a normal and needed part of the process. What I endeavour to offer is a reliable, committed and collaborative working relationship to patiently face and unfold the dilemmas and difficulties you encounter. I aim to offer a mix solid support alongside challenge.
Having someone close to us can be a huge contributor to our sense of well-being but when our primary relationship isn't always as we hope, it can have a deep and stressful impact on us. Oftentimes couples can get into a state that feels impossible to emerge from, an inescapable impasse. Whether the intention is to stay together or separate amicably the work of couples therapy is to unfold and inquire into the state that your relationship is in and to address that which is holding you back from having the relationship that you hope for. It may seem hard to imagine that if the state of the relationship can be understood with care, then what can come out of this can be relationship treasure, leading to greater intimacy and understanding of one another.
The best way to get a good sense of how I work would be to contact me at email@example.com to arrange a non-obligation initial session.
Training, qualifications & experience
About me, my qualification and my experience.
I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP accredited course) and a further one year training in Relational Couples Therapy. I am a formal student of Processwork (phase one with RSPOPUK) For more information on this, you could look up Processwork UK or contact me. I am also studying Systemic Coaching.
I endeavour to practice in a way that is diversity-affirmative and anti-oppressive. I identify as gender non-conforming. Due to the privileges I hold (I am white and cis gendered meaning I was born female and also identify as female) I have blind spots and welcome honest feedback.
I am committed to my own personal and professional development through extensive CPD, personal development courses as well as 7+ years in personal and relationship therapy.
I've three years experience counselling at The Swan Project in Bristol largely working with people who are struggling with addiction.
I am a fully qualified, insured and registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)and I abide by their ethical guidelines. I have professional, clinical and strictly confidential supervision.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Processwork. LGBTQ, relationship diversity, issues related to sexism.
I offer sessions face-to-face or via Zoom. In Stroud I work from my home practice room in Ebley.
If you come for an initial meeting and you don't feel enough of a yes, we won't continue.
Individuals £60 / session
Couples £70 / session
I am aware that for some my fees may seem high. If you would like to work with me but are struggling to pay, please contact me to see if we can work something out.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss further please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07944780874.
I also offer CISM (Critical Incident Stress management) in organisations. If you would like to discuss packages or day rates please be in contact.