Based in central Bath, I am a BACP Registered Relational Integrative Counsellor who works with you to find solutions and coping strategies as you journey towards a more confident self.
The relational aspect of my approach works with the dynamics of the relationship we develop. My aim is to build a strong relationship between us both, and to offer a confidential and safe space where you can speak freely about your concerns and areas of your life that might feel difficult to discuss with friends and family.
Integrating humanistic, psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness-based practices enables me to work in a way that is right for you, respecting both your pace and depth of work.
Counselling offers the potential for directing your own future, to take control and to establish a more satisfying and rewarding way of living. This exploratory process encourages an honesty and openness that leads to greater personal insight and understanding, so that you may begin to view yourself and your issues in a different light.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative), UWCN
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, UWCN
BSc. Econ (Hons), UWCC
Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by The Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training in Mindfulness, which may be integrated into our work, if desired.
I have acquired substantial professional experience in working with a wide range of emotional and psychological issues through my counselling practice and consultancy work. I also offer mentoring and coaching support to undergraduate and post graduate students within a University Wellbeing Service in Bath.
Professional training is complemented with experience acquired within Cruse Bereavement Care where I attained Accredited Counsellor status together with a charity providing counselling services to children and young people in the South Bristol area.
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Issues affecting young adults and students
Supporting people to manage challenging family and parenting issues
Managing change and transition
Redundancy/ work related issues
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Committed and passionate about the work I do, my intention is to work with you in a way that is collaborative, creative and focused on your individual needs. This involves building a relationship where you feel understood and accepted, drawing on different methods of working, and respecting the pace and the way in which you choose to work.
There is much to consider when embarking upon counselling and in choosing a Counsellor. It is important that you work with someone that is right for you, that you connect with, that you feel you will be able to trust. So I always suggest that we have an initial check in over the telephone before we agree to our initial session. If you would like to know more about how and when I work, then please do get in touch whether by telephone or e-mail, all enquiries are welcomed.