I offer a welcoming, confidential counselling service based in central Bridgwater. As an integrative therapist I aim to provide a warm, safe and supportive space tailored to you individual requirements.
You will receive a friendly, nonjudgmental and caring environment in which to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Counselling gives you the opportunity to discuss personal issues and situations that you may not be unable to share which friends and family. The therapy process can be confidence building and bring relief from stress, anxiety and depression. As well as improving well-being, increasing self awareness and creating the ability to develop better coping strategies for anger, loss, bereavement and relationship difficulties.
My therapies include.....
- Person Centred Therapy
- Transactional Analysis
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Solution Focussed Therapy
Whether you need support with anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, relationships, family problems, work issues, painful emotions or personal development you don’t have to face your challenges alone.
During the Therapeutic process you can:
- Increase your self awareness and learn how life events have impacted your life and affected your viewpoint and experiences.
- Learn how to reassess and challenge your negative beliefs to enable positive change.
- Re-evaluate and change damaging thought patterns to assist positive thinking.
- Be given the opportunity to make beneficial changes changes and build your confidence.
- Become a better version of yourself
Training, qualifications & experience
- Therapeutic Counselling Diploma 2013
- Counselling Skills - 2009
- Counselling Studies -2010
- Foundation Art Therapy - British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) 2009
- Health and Social Care NVQ 2011
- PTLLS - Teaching - (post 16) 2009
- BA (hons) Degree - Art and Design - Plymouth University 2001
- A Child's Grief
- Basic Asperger Syndrome Awareness Training
- Bulimia - feed me poison me
- CYP - Children and Young People
- Child Protection
- Colour Therapy (BSY)
- Encouraging Children to Talk
- Inclusive communication environments
- Managing Challenging Behaviour
- Solution Focussed Therapy
- Strategies that work with people who have Asperger Syndrome
- Sudden and Traumatic Death
- Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities
- Trauma in the body - BACP
- Working with Self Harm
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
Fixable appointment times to suit your needs. Evening and weekend appointments available.