There are times when Life can seem overwhelming and difficult to cope with. At these moments we all need support and counselling can give you the time and space to explore difficult issues and find new ways of being.
So whether it’s a specific event or ongoing difficulty such as anxiety, depression, trauma, fear or anger that you want to confront, counselling can allow you to take back control and move forward with your life.
My role is to be alongside you as you encounter current issues, past pain, as you learn more about yourself, your relationships and develop the courage and skills to make positive changes and empowering decisions.
I am a humanistic integrative counsellor offering an inclusive professional counselling service. My practice draws upon a range of models including Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
Primarily though I work in a relational manner, aware that the quality of our relationship will have the greatest impact. This means I will work hard to develop a trusting and collaborative relationship that gives you the safety you need to encounter current and past relationships.
I believe we all have the ability to realise our potential and live a life full of rich abundance. Together we can uncover this potential and discover who you can be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am experienced in working with a range of issues and challenges including anxiety and depression, particularly with young adults, abuse, trauma, impairment and disability, sexuality, gender issues, change and transition. As well as being a fully qualified and registered counsellor I also bring a wealth of life experiences to my work. I have spent over 30 years working and volunteering with children, young people and adults, supporting them discover the very best they can be. My social work career includes working with adults and young people with mental health difficulties, including depression, psychosis, bi-polar, panic disorders, young people in care, disabled children and young adults, including learning disabilities and autism, and parent carers.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Individual counselling is £40 per session (50 mins). Concessionary rates for people on lower incomes can be negotiated - sliding scale from £30.
Horfield - contact me to discuss availablity. I can usually be very flexible including offering early morning and evening appointments to suit.
This first step in finding the right counsellor is really important and can be difficult. I offer a free no obligation 30 minute initial meeting and consultation. Here we can meet to explore if I am the counsellor you are looking for and what you want from me and our time together. Should you wish to work with me I offer both short and long term counselling.
Please ring (07813754291) or email me to talk about what you are looking for or to book an initial appointment.
Parking and public transport:
Plenty of free parking locally
Bikes can be left in a locked area
Buses: 24, 17
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Most days but contact me to let me know when you are available and I will endeavour to accomodate.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|