Steph Healey MBACP

Steph Healey MBACP

About me

I know that the process of therapy can be difficult, overwhelming and confusing. I aim to provide you with a warm, calm and safe space in which you can heal and grow. This can be through talking about your experiences, or through more creative, imaginative ways like using pieces of writing, music, stories, art, or another medium you may feel more in tune with.

I work integratively – this means that I incorporate lots of different therapy approaches together, so your therapy sessions are unique to you and move fluidly. Just like you. This helps to give us some creativity together, so we can explore what’s going on for you. My background is working with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse; from both childhood and as an adult.

When something traumatic happens to us, our picture of the world and our existence can change dramatically. Re-establishing how you fit in the world and finding your own personal meaning for your life are big steps in therapy, and can provide you with new insights into how to move forward with more confidence and happiness.

My practice room is within a small, private building just off North Street in Bedminster/Southville with free on-street parking and good access to public transport.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

IDVA Training (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) - CAADA/Safe Lives

Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Therapy - University of South Wales, Newport

Post-graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills - University of South Wales, Newport

MSc in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology - Swansea University

BSc Hons in Psychology and Education - Bath Spa University

Training

The Trauma Recovery Model - Jonny Matthews and Dr Tricia Skuse
Trauma-focused CBT Training for PTSD in Children and Young People - The Anna Freud Centre
Motivational Interviewing - Barnardos
Child Sexual Exploitation and Learning Disabilities - Barnardos
Working with Sexualised Trauma - Zoe Lodrick
Child Sexual Exploitation for Managers - Barnardos Cymru
ASIST Training - Mind Cymru

Experience

Integrative Therapist (private practice) Sept 2017 - Present

Education and Well-being Specialist (Feb 2018 - Aug 2019)
Brook, Bristol

Intensive Support Worker July 2017 – Feb 2018
1625 Independent People, South Glos

BASE Project Worker May 2016 – March 2017
Barnardo’s BASE Project (Child Sexual Exploitation), Bristol

Service Manager of Children and Young People’s Service and Volunteer Therapist July 2013 – Sept 2015
Cardiff Women’s Aid, Cardiff

Volunteer Therapist Oct 2012 – Aug 2014
Talk In The Bay, Cardiff

Senior Support Worker and Assistant Field Care Supervisor Jan 2011 – July 2013
Carewatch, Cardiff

Independent Researcher (MSc thesis) Dec 2008 – Aug 2009
Brain Injury Research Group, Swansea University

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

I offer a free phone consultation (lasting around 20/30 minutes) to discuss what is bringing you to therapy, and to explore how we may work together. There is absolutely no expectation to book any sessions from here, and I will suggest taking a few days to think about how it felt to talk together.

Sessions are £50, but booked as a block and paid up front will be entitled to a discount (x4 are £175 and x6 are £250).

Concession rates of £40 is available for students and those on a low-income.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

My current available appointments are:

Mondays - 4pm

Tuesdays - 2:30pm and 8:30pm

Thursdays - 1:30pm

Fridays - 9:30am

Types of client

Young people
Adults