I am currently offering telephone, online video and face to face counselling by appointment.
I am an experienced therapist working in central Bristol offering counselling focused on meeting individual needs and working towards outcomes that increase satisfaction and enhance wellbeing.
Counselling is about finding different ways of looking, thinking, feeling and approaching things. As a counsellor my aim is to offer a secure, confidential and judgment free space for you to consider the issues that may be troubling you.
At times feelings and thoughts can overwhelm and feel like a struggle that is hard to overcome. Past experiences can replay in the present and cause problems that are difficult to explain. Relationships, economic pressures, health issues, losses, general life events and other factors all contribute to a sense of unease.
I believe that given the right conditions, time, warmth and understanding we can equip ourselves with the tools we need to navigate through the problems that may be affecting our daily lives and by integrating a variety of therapeutic approaches to best suit your individual needs, I hope to create those conditions to enable you to move forward and go through to a more manageable and fulfilling place.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I agree to a code of ethics for good practice and I hold a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
I'm trained as a generic counsellor, meaning that I am able to work with most issues that someone might bring to therapy and I have experience of counselling for depression, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, family issues, panic disorder, addictions, bereavement and more and I currently offer private practice counselling to individuals and couples looking to find solutions to a variety of concerns.
I come from a background is in problematic substance use therapy and I have worked as a counsellor for Swindon & Wiltshire Alcohol & Drug Service and Turning Point, one of the biggest providers of substance misuse services in the UK today.
Prior to this I began my career as help liner for the charity No Panic who specialise in helping those coping with generalised anxiety disorders including panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
In addition to the above I have specific training in working with trauma, NLP and Mindfulness techniques. I also have significant experience of working in the health & social care sector and I currently teach counselling skills at further and higher education level.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Social anxiety & chronic shyness, death anxiety & loss of meaning, midlife and identity crisis.
I charge £20 for an initial half-hour consultation, followed by £45 per 50 minute session thereafter if you decide to proceed with counselling. (An additional £10 per session for couples counselling applies).
I work from private and comfortable, purpose made counselling rooms in Clifton Village and Westbury on Trym known as The Practice Rooms. They are easily accessed by public transport or by car and the area has ample on street parking.