As an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, I draw on a variety of therapy models to best help move you forward. Our work together will be at a pace and style to suit your individual needs. I sometimes set small tasks for clients to complete in their own time if they wish.
We will work together in a relaxed and safe environment where no issue is too small, too large, or too embarrassing. I work on the outskirts of Thornbury with easy parking.
Do call me for a chat to make sure that counselling is right for you. It is important that you work with a counsellor that you feel completely at ease with.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Diplomas in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.
I am an Accredited Registrant Member of the National Counselling Society, which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under its Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) scheme.
I attend a variety of traing course and undertake continuous professional development to ensure that my knowledge and understanding is broadened.
As well as private counselling, I work part-time for Brain Tumour Support, supporting clients through all stages of their brain cancer journey. I also teach creative writing at Prema Arts Centre (which is my therapy!).
Coming from a varied professional background, it is my heart, not my head, that has led me into counselling; I welcome working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Previously I spent 8 years as a community learning tutor delivering a variety of courses such as confidence and wellbeing, parenting and personal progression and goal-setting. I developed support groups for parents of disabled children, ran creative wellbeing courses, delivered autism awareness courses and been a volunteer counsellor for Footsteps Counselling and Care in Gloucester for clients who have pregnancy and birth related issues, including bereavement.
Ad Dip PC, Dip CST, Cert Hyp CS
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Death & dying
Mid-life changes & concerns
The fee is £40 for a full hour. If you feel unable to afford this, please contact me and we can discuss a concessionary rate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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There is one step into the therapy room. Please contact me regarding support or access adjustments.
I am available day / evening Thursdays & Fridays. Times are flexible to suit you wherever possible.
Types of client
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