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Nathalie Griffin (MBACP), Counselling, Supervision, and Reflective Practice

Bristol BS6 & BS5
07824 452840
Bristol BS6 & BS5

About me

My approach:

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 counsellor and group facilitator since my first trainee post in Autumn 2011.
More recently, I have undertaken some e-learning regarding working online.

My private practice tends to focus on anxiety, low mood, compassion fatigue and burnout, trauma and adapting to change.

My organisational work has primarily been in the voluntary sector, including working with employees of a large homelessness charity.
I qualified as a counselling supervisor in January 2020.
I have also taught counselling at Level 2 and Level 5.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Compassion Fatigue
Burnout

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dramatherapy
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

  • £30 initial counselling consultation fee
  • £50 for evening counselling sessions (5pm onwards)
  • £40 for daytime counselling sessions
  • £35 for daytime counselling sessions for students of counselling
  • £60 for 1.5 hours clinical supervision of counselling

Further information

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.

198 Cheltenham Road
Bristol
BS6

Greenbank
Bristol
Somerset
BS5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My practice room on Cheltenham Road is on the first floor - if we require a ground floor room, please let me know when you contact me.

Availability

Monday to Thursday, day and evening

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

I currently work with counsellors in private practice, in organisations, and in training.

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