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About me

Counselling doesn't have to just mean talking. Laugh. Cry. Whisper. Scream. Shout. Swear. Swear some more. Feel free to use counselling the way you wish to, in a warm, non-judgemental and accepting space. 

I firmly believe that the collaborative relationship is key, and endeavour to keep this at the heart of any work I do. Amongst other strategies I use to encourage clients to move towards finding their 'true selves' and, ultimately, acceptance of who they are, I am particularly interested in how early attachments form our past, current and future relationships as well as how different 'parts' of us emerge and are strengthened as coping mechanisms in certain situations. 

I have worked with a wide range of client issues including anxiety, low confidence and self-esteem, trauma, antidepressant withdrawals, depression, self-harm, bereavement and loss, physical and learning disabilities, sexual and gender identity, suicidal ideation and general feelings of low mood and loneliness. 

As well as allowing clients to talk through their feelings, I have also employed creative techniques including EMDR, EFT Tapping, free drawing, letter writing, poetry and songwriting, play scriptwriting and sand tray work. I believe that counselling is vital for a person to discover themselves at a deeper level, moving beyond a comfortable standard of understanding towards a higher comprehension of their unique personality and being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work exclusively in private practice.

I have a diploma in person-centred counselling through Strode College, Street and have completed training courses in:

  • Couples Counselling
  • Email Skills for Counsellors
  • Attachment and Brain Development
  • Impulsive Behaviour
  • Emotion Coaching
  • Understanding Sexual Violence and Responding to Disclosure
  • Asperger's in the Therapy Room
  • The Making of Mental Illness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: How Can Therapy Help?
  • Anxiety and Attachment
  • Introduction to Sandtray Therapy
  • Interagency Child Protection
  • Supporting Patients with Low Self-Esteem & Lack of Confidence
  • Telephone Counselling
  • The Effects of Attachment Styles on Teenagers
  • Supporting Clients with Eating Disorders
  • Deliberate Self Harm and Suicidal Behaviours
  • DBT Essentials
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate
  • Introduction to Internal Family Systems
  • Learning to Cope and Thrive Through Psychiatric Medication Withdrawal
  • Trauma Recovery Focused Pathway
  • Complex Trauma and Dissociation
  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Diploma
  • Understanding and Working with Codependency
  • EFT Introduction, Level 1 and Level 2
  • Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Working with Trauma Memories
  • EMDR Part One
  • Parts Work Theory: Understanding Relational & Behavioural Patterns

Member organisations

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NCS

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

From £50.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My standard fees are:

  • 50-minute counselling session - £50
  • 60-minute EFT or EMDR session - £60
  • 90-minute EMDR session - £90

Limited amount of concession sessions available.

When I work

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Bristol, Somerset, BS31

Bath, Somerset, BA1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Two of the three offices I work in are wheelchair user accessible.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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