I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and am a Senior BACP Accredited Practitioner. I have a wide range of expertise from long-term psychotherapy to the use of short-term counselling interventions, including the use of CBT and EMDR, as well as many years experience as a Couples Therapist. I have worked in various GP healthcare settings (PCT’s, NHS) as well as working as an associate therapist at Worcester Therapy Group in Worcester and as a therapist for West Mercia Police working with officers suffering from PTSD. I am also an experienced group facilitator and trainer, and a registered Supervisor with BAPPS (British Association of Psychodynamic Psychoanalytic Supervisors). I am trained to level 4 in EMDR and a member of EMDR UK and Ireland
Short term focused Counselling
Training, qualifications & experience
I did my original training with Westminster Pastoral Foundation qualifying in 2003 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, subsequently gaining more specialist qualifications in the use of CBT and EMDR, which I am able to utilise fully in my psychotherapeutic practice. I am currently in the process of obtaining my Masters in EMDR at the University of Worcester.
I am a Senior Accredited member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), as well as being a registered member of the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervisiors (BAPPS). As a member of BACP I fully adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as the Westminster Pastoral Foundation’s (WPF) own Code of Ethics and Practice.
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.
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
£75 for individual (50 minute sessions)
Contact for fees for Supervision (charged per hour as required)
I also provide some low cost slots for counselling, as well as student rates for supervision
All fees are subject to change
I work in private rooms from my own home, which is located in the heart of Bristol.
People often comment that the room has a lovely relaxing feeling, calming and peaceful.
Room rental: if you are interested in room rental please contact me.