* I am currently taking on new clients in Bath and online. Contact me for availability *
Life is challenging in a whole host of ways. 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 meet these feelings in a variety of ways - through behaviours, relationships, substances or work, for example. 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 this process.
Therapy fundamentally offers a relationship in which you are held with compassion and acceptance, and so can have increased compassion and acceptance for yourself. Through this, healing and change can happen.
I offer a warm, empathic and judgement-free relationship in which we can collaboratively work through what has brought you to counselling. Together we build a compassionate and accepting space that feels safe enough for you to bring whatever is being problematic, and in which you can bring about healing, and change.
It can be a difficult process and I will support you through it in our sessions. There's no such thing as '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 over two 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 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
From £30.00 to £40.00
Concessions offered for
My standard fee is £40. However, if you are a student, unemployed, or on a low income I can offer £30 or a negotiated fee.
The initial session will not be chargeable if we decide not to work together. If we choose to work together it will be charged at the normal rate as the first session.
Currently I work in-person in Bristol on Monday, online on Tuesday and Wednesday, and in-person in Bath on Thursdays. Please feel free to contact me for my specific availability.
On Zoom or online 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.