BA Hons, Advanced Level 6 Dip HIC.
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently
verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
Life can be really hard, in a whole host of ways. That's why you're here. Perhaps you are experiencing self doubt, emotional pain, a feeling of stuckness, or of life not being what you had hoped. You might be trying to avoid these feelings through behaviours, relationships, substances or work, for example. Maybe you find yourself in the same argument/situation/relationship over and over again and want to change it. Maybe you simply want to find out more about yourself and the inner mechanisms causing you to respond to life in the way that you do. Therapy can help with all of this.
My intention is to build a relationship with you that is safe enough for you to bring whatever is being problematic, for us to look at it together, with empathy, and without judgement. In a relationship built with this compassion and acceptance, you can gradually have increased compassion and acceptance for yourself. Through this, change can happen.
Therapy can be a difficult process that requires real commitment and work. It won't always feel positive or easy, and I will support you through it in our sessions. There's no such thing as you 'getting it wrong'.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative Counsellor. A 'Humanistic' approach includes values such as understanding that you, the client, have autonomy as your own person, you are fundamentally 'good' and that you have a natural inclination towards emotional healing and growth. 'Integrative' means I draw on multiple ways of working. Primarily my work is rooted in both Person-Centred therapy (I support you, the client to bring what you need) and Psychodynamic theory (we look at the roots rather than present-day fixes).
I enjoy building a unique relationship with each client that is defined by trust, warmth and empathy. I'm fascinated by the unconscious and welcome it into our sessions in simple ways such as noticing sensations in the body, sharing dreams, integrating transcendental, psychedelic or taboo experiences or gut feelings.
I have three years' experience working with adults with depression, anxiety, addiction and childhood trauma. I feel inspired by my clients, and love the work we do together.
I trained at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, accredited both by the UK Council for Psychotherapy and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (of which I am a registered member #00930120). I follow the BACP ethical framework for safe practice, and have regular supervision with a qualified and accredited supervisor.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
£45.00 per session
My fee is £45. Currently my concessionary spaces are at capacity.
If we choose to work together our initial meeting will be charged at the normal rate as the first session. If either of us decide not to work together following our initial meeting there is no fee to pay.
When I work
I work in-person in Bristol on Monday and Tuesday, online on Wednesday, and in-person in Bath on Thursdays. Please feel free to contact me for my specific availability.
For Zoom sessions I request that you find yourself a regular, private space to have your sessions from where you feel safe, able to focus, and won't be disturbed.
In Bristol and Bath my sessions are held on the first and second floors, unfortunately without access for wheelchair users.