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About me

I am offering sessions face to face, online and by telephone.

Counselling and psychotherapy are talking therapies based on a confidential relationship with a trained person, who can support you to explore the difficulties and possibilities in your life. I offer a safe and confidential space and as an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor  I draw on my training and experience of a variety of approaches to build an approach that suits you. Working creatively with you and the things you may want to address in your life I look to understand and support you as we explore your current situation, looking to the future as well as difficulties or patterns which may arise from your past. We may also explore more practical ways to help you manage day to day.

It is important for to get a sense of a therapist and to find someone you feel you can work with. If you are looking please get in touch by email at shamashtherapies@gmail.com, for a 10-15 minute call to discuss your needs 07957 449 754 or arrange an initial meeting.

The first session, for which there is a charge of £50, will allow us to explore the issues you may want to look at in therapy and how I may be able to help. If you decide you would like to book further appointments we will agree a regular time to meet, usually weekly. Sometimes a simple problem will take a few weeks for us to work through together, or you may feel that you want to work longer term to address more complex concerns in more depth.

Subsequent sessions range between £50-£65 depending on time and location.

Lower cost places are available for students or those on a lower income.

If you have questions or would like to book an initial exploratory session please contact me via e-mail or phone and leave a message and I will get back to you.

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Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre, London.
I also hold Counselling Studies CPCAB Foundation and Level 2 Certificates.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - the leading counselling and psychotherapy body in the UK and I abide by their codes of ethics and professional standards in line with which I have regular supervision.

I have worked in the NHS with long and short term clients as well as on art based projects and have also worked with longer term psychotherapy clients in low-cost services as well as in my private practice. Through this work I have experience of working with a wide variety of issues.

Some of my professional interests are:

  • Neuroscience research particularly relating to attachment, intersubjectivity, and the impact of trauma
  • Neurodiversity
  • Creative and Reflective Writing and Psychotherapy
  • The use of the Arts in Psychotherapy

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00

Additional information

My  fees range from £50 to £65 per 50 minute session depending on time of day and location. I offer weekly sessions for both short term (6, 12 or 20 sessions) and longer term work. Appointments are available during the day or evening.

I also offer a number of lower cost, daytime sessions each week. Please contact me to discuss rates and availability.

When I work

I currently have availability

The Practice Rooms, 39 Cotham Hill, Bristol, Somerset, BS6 6JY

The Practice Rooms, 14 St Paul Road, Clifton, Bristol, Somerset, BS8 1LR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults