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 anything.
I am experienced in working with compassion fatigue ("burnout"), addictions, trauma, anxiety and low mood, as well as the challenge of adapting to change, whether that be in a relationship, in health, or in work.
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 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.
I understand that counselling can be a difficult experience for anybody, so I do my best to create a welcoming and non-judgemental environment where you feel in control of your own therapeutic process.
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.
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 counsellor since my first trainee post in Autumn 2011.
I have primarily worked in the voluntary sector in addictions and trauma, including working with employees of a large homelessness charity. I have also taught counselling at Level 2 and Level 5.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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- £40 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 reading books and watching films.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday afternoons and evenings Tuesday late afternoon and evenings Wednesday late afternoon and evenings
Types of client