We all have times in life when things seem to get on top of us. We may feel confused, anxious, or depressed. Sometimes it feels like we are just going round in circles, getting nowhere in particular. Having someone to talk to can lighten the load and this is often easier with someone other than family or friends.
So what happens?
My belief is that the process of being listened to, in a non- judgmental way, may offer a new freedom to explore the parts of your self that you previously may not have felt secure enough to venture into. I will work with you in a compassionate and gentle way, guiding and probing so that new light may shine. This will be held together by the sense of security you may feel from the safe space (ie the room we will arrange to meet in); and the boundaries(ie the set time we will arrange to meet each week). Having this sense of stability in what sometimes feels like a bit like the whirlwind of life can often make a difference.
How can it help?
I am open to working with a diverse range of situations. My work often involves helping people make sense of depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, low self esteem and relationship problems. Sometimes this involves looking into the past, to understand how this may have affected you and your life in the present. The way we work together will be unique to the relationship that you and I form.
What steps do I need to take?
I work in a person- centred and humanistic way, with influences from other frameworks. For this reason I am a Humanistic and Integrative counsellor. If you think this sounds of interest to you and you would like to give it a go you can contact me by either email, text, or phone. We would then arrange a time to meet up for an initial assessment session to see how we would feel about working together.
If you contact me I aim to get back to you as soon as possible as I understand that making that initial contact is a big step in itself. I am available for both daytime and evening sessions and will try to accommodate your needs.
How long does the process take?
The amount of sessions you have is up to you. I work on both a long term and short term basis. Sometimes things you thought you needed to explore triggers other areas and more time is needed. In other cases, it is about working through a particular area and that is enough.
When you feel it is the right time for you to finish your sessions we can talk about it and can work towards an ending.
Where are you based?
I am based in two locations in Bristol. These are in Kingswood and Easton. Both are easily reachable by public transport and have easy parking arrangements. There are also facilities for bike lock up.
Who do you work with?
I work with both adults and young people under the age of 18. My work leads me to work with a diverse range of clients. What is always both important and unique is the relationship that forms between us.
And the cost?
Sessions are 50 minutes long and are charged at £40.00.
I have a few spaces for concessionary rates. This are at a cost of £25.00 per session and for those on a very low income or are unemployed.
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree in Humanites.
MA in Women's Studies.
Foundation in Counselling Skills BCPC.
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling.
Children and young people
Alcohol and addictions
Creativity in counselling
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The session last for 50 minutes at the cost of £40.00 per session.
We will initially meet for an introductory session this is charged at my usual rate of £40 per 50 minute session. This is for us both to get a taste of what it might be like to work together.
I have some spaces for a concessionary rate of £25.00 per session. This is for unemployed and those on a low income.
Concessions offered for
Please feel free to contact me if you are feeling a little unsure. I am open to having a chat or sharing an email to talk about your needs and where you think you are. I understand that beginning therapy can sometimes feel like a daunting process in itself.