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MBACP

About me

I see clients from a quiet, comfortable location in the centre of Bristol.  I also offer online therapy. Fees start at £55 per session.

We come to therapy for all sorts of reasons.  You may have something specific in mind, or your reason for seeking time and space may be more difficult to put into words.

I am qualified and experienced to work with adults with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, difficulties concerning identity, relationships, sexuality, and a sense of meaning and place in the world. I welcome people who hear voices, or experience distressing thoughts or beliefs.

I offer prospective clients an initial meeting where we can discuss what has brought you to therapy at this time. Together we can explore your expectations and what you want to get from therapy. If we decide to work together we may arrange to meet for an agreed number of sessions, or we may work in a more open-ended way.

Sessions last for approximately one hour. I leave time between sessions to allow those people wishing to remain anonymous the opportunity to do so.

I have extensive experience of providing FaceTime/Skype sessions.

The price per session depends on your income - fees start at £55.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained in South London, and hold a diploma (level 4) in therapeutic counselling, accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I qualified as a counsellor in 2014 and have worked extensively in London as a counsellor and psychotherapist in the NHS and voluntary sector.

As well as my private practice, until recently I also worked for Islington Mind as a therapist in the Psychosis Therapy Project.

I have a particular interest in psychoanalysis and have completed courses with the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (CFAR), the Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, and the British Psychotherapy Foundation.

I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  Membership number 849631.  Registered Member 377420.

I have a strong commitment to personal and professional integrity, and my work is in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

The price per session depends on your income - fees start at £55.

When I work

I mainly offer evening sessions, though I can often provide sessions during the day where necessary.

Further information

My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and, together, we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.

I am particularly interested in what goes on beneath the surface of our lives – our dreams and fantasies, how and why we do certain things without realising, or why patterns keep repeating in life without us being aware of them.

I offer counselling and psychotherapy for people living or working in Bristol. Click on the links to find out more about what I offer, my qualifications and experience, fees, and how to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.

11 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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