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About me

Confidential, non-judgmental & supportive.

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor with a person-centred approach based in North Bristol & Online. I offer long and short term work

​I am an integrative counsellor, trained to draw on a variety of skills and theories that best suit each individual. I work with a person–centred approach which means that I believe each person is their own expert and as such will follow their needs and their pace. I am also happy to work creatively with clients using cards, life-lines, stones and shells.

Areas of counselling I work with include:

  • Anxiety, depression and negative thinking
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Sexual & Physical abuse
  • Burnout and stress
  • Parenting concerns
  • Life changes and decision-making
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Relationship issues

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am also a member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP). I have a Degree in Counselling with Distinction from the University of Plymouth and a Diploma of Higher Education in Mental Health Nursing from Middlesex University.

I began my career in health over 25 years ago, working as a Mental Health Nurse in a community day hospital - working with patients (individually and in psycho-therapeutic groups) experiencing a wide variety of illness including Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I went on to undertake a number of roles in areas including pharmaceuticals, service improvement and patient experience before returning to study and qualify as a counsellor.

My experience includes working with individuals and their families in counselling, health and voluntary organisations. Some of the areas in which I have experience include: abuse, addiction, disability, bereavement, mental health, relationship problems, anxiety, stress and depression, major life change and transitions and the day to day challenges facing families and individuals. Alongside working in private practice, I also work for a charity.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

From £50

Concessions

Bristol, Somerset, BS9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults