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About me

Integrative Counsellor

MBACP

Hello,

I have worked as a counsellor for many years and I am very passionate about the work that I do. I have worked with many people from all walks of life and have come to understand that no matter who we are, or where we are from, we all have troubles from time to time in our lives.

I can offer you counselling in one of three ways to best suit your needs; Face to face counselling is available in one of the Practice rooms in central Bristol. The area has plenty of parking and good public transport links.

I am trained in, and can offer, sessions online. Typically using Zoom, but other video chat programmes can be used.

I have experience and training in telephone counselling and this is also an option.

I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework and have regular supervision to ensure I can offer you the best practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

The therapy that I offer is flexible; I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional analysis, mindfulness and existential therapy. Using these techniques in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space I can offer you a caring, considerate and friendly, empathic environment in which you can safely explore any issues, thoughts or feelings that you may wish to bring.

This can help further understanding, highlighting a way forward and leading to personal growth.

I am part of the LGBTQIA+ community and I can understand some of the difficulties and challenges many of us face, such as; homophobia, religious dilemmas, identity, and abuse to name a few.

I also have several years of experience working with a wide range of complex issues including sexuality, addictions, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, relationships, and stress.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience in issues surrounding sexuality, acceptance, and abuse.

Fees

£45.00 per session

When I work

Please contact me to discuss availability

Bristol, Somerset, BS1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme