In addition to my private practice, I'm also employed by a leading private hospital group where I work with clients in both one to one and group therapy sessions. I have a special interest in working with clients who are experiencing anxiety.
I use different approaches and techniques which will enable us to work collaboratively, helping you to explore and understand any difficulties you may have in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental way.
During an initial session, we will have the opportunity to talk about what brings you to counselling and how we may be able to work together. At this point, if you're happy to continue, we can arrange future sessions - you are under no obligation to go beyond the initial session if you choose not to. I offer short or longer-term counselling, depending on your needs.
I work with clients aged 18 and over from two settings, one on the Wraxall / Nailsea border and a second in Clevedon, very close to the town centre. Both locations are close to bus routes and have parking available nearby. Counselling sessions last for one hour and take place in a comfortable, private and dedicated space.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2000 - my training was accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), the UK's largest counselling and regulatory body. As a registered member of the BACP (number 080785) I work within their Ethical Framework for the counselling professions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Professional Studies - Counselling, University of the West of England (2000).
I've gained valuable experience in a variety of settings, including various charities.
I keep up to date with current counselling research and regularly undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by attending workshops, lectures and seminars.
I have completed specific training in areas such as anxiety, depression, loss and change, low confidence and self-esteem, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, grief, anger management, eating disorders and 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
- All sessions, including the initial session, are for one hour. The fee is £55 per session;
- Payment can be made by credit or debit cards, cash or cheque.
I may be able to offer a limited number of concessions for students, those in receipt of benefits or on very low incomes, subject to availability.
Please contact me to arrange an appointment - thank you.