Depression, anxiety and isolation can prevent us from living life as fully or as happily as we wish. I am based in the Bishopston/Horfield area and I offer counselling to people who need some help to work through their difficulties within a sensitive and confidential relationship.
I am a qualified counsellor with an MSc in Counselling which incorporates the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work in accordance with the BACP code of ethics. My background is in Psychology, Counselling and Special Education.
Upon completing my degree in Psychology I spent three years living and working as a therapist in a residential therapeutic community for young people with emotional difficulties. This experience underpins my subsequent 25 year commitment to working with adults and young people with differing needs and from diverse backgrounds. I have been a counsellor in a community based counselling service, a registered charity and in private practice
I offer short or longer term counselling, with daytime and evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Counselling (University of Bristol) - incorporating a counselling diploma
- MEd in Psychology and Special Education (Dist.)
- BA Hons Psychology
- Registered member of the BACP
- Accredited Mediator
In addition to my private practice I currently work with students in Further and Higher Education.
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
£45 per 50minute session.
An introductory 40 minute session is offered at £20. During this session we can meet and talk through hopes and expectations. If we decide to continue working together I normally ask for an initial six session commitment.
The BNHS is on Gloucester Road, there is a regular bus service and parking is available in surrounding streets.