Nathalie Griffin, MBACP
198 Cheltenham Road
We work together on what you would like to work on, at your pace. This means that I would regularly check-in with you for feedback about how you think the counselling is going, and if you think we need to change the focus. I understand that counselling can be a difficult experience for anybody, so I do my best to create a welcoming and supportive environment where you feel in control of your own therapeutic process.
I am experienced in working with anxiety and low mood, compassion fatigue and burnout, addictions, trauma, as well as the challenge of adapting to change, whether that be in a relationship, in health, or in work.
I currently have appointment times available for students of counselling that can be booked on a more 'ad hoc' basis, so we wouldn't meet every week. Please get in touch if you would like to have a chat about this.
I have enjoyed working with adults from a broad range of backgrounds, ages, and professions: university and college students, stay at home parents, self-employed business people, competitive sports-people, public and voluntary sector employees, and political campaigners and activists.
My work in addictions has also highlighted for me the support needs of family members and friends of people with addictive behaviours, primarily problematic alcohol and gambling use.
As an Irish-Canadian living in the UK, I'm acutely aware of cultural differences, and I welcome the chance to work with a diverse range of people.
To keep up to date with best practice, I receive clinical supervision once per month and regularly attend professional development events. As a member of the BACP, I uphold the standards and ethics of counselling practice.
What to expect:
Once we have been in contact by email or telephone, we will arrange an initial session.
During the first session, you can tell me what has brought you to counselling and I may ask a lot of questions. I will also explain in more detail how I work and explain how the confidentiality of the counselling relationship works.
You can then decide if you would like to book further sessions.
I will never 'analyse' you; instead, I would ask you to tell me what is troubling you and we can work together to find out what you want to do about this. I may suggest techniques to use, such as a relaxation technique, or provide information specific to your concerns, such as how the brain responds to traumatic experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed the Foundation Degree in Counselling (validated by University of Bristol) in Autumn 2013 and have been practising regularly as a one-to-one and group facilitator since my first trainee post in Autumn 2011.
More recently, I have undertaken some e-learning with the National Autistic Society (NAS) and the Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES).
My private practice tends to focus on anxiety, low mood, compassion fatigue and burnout, trauma and adapting to change. I also work for GamCare, providing one-to-one counselling for people struggling with problem gambling, as well as their family members and friends.
My organisational work has primarily been in the voluntary sector, working with addictions and trauma, including working with employees of a large homelessness charity.
I have also taught counselling at Level 2 and Level 5.
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- £25 initial consultation fee
- £45 for evening sessions (5pm onwards)
- £35 for daytime sessions
- £35 for students of counselling
I am an enthusiastic gardener and cyclist and a great lover of books and films.
I curently have appointment times available for students of counselling that can be booked on a more 'ad hoc' basis, so we wouldn't meet every week. Please get in touch if you would like to have a chat about this.
Maps & Directions
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|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My practice room on Cheltenham Road is on the first floor - if you require a ground floor room, please let me know when you contact me.
Monday to Thursday, day and evening
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