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BA Dip Couns MBACP

About me

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 have significant experience of working in the health & social care sector and as a qualified teacher also, I have previously taught counselling skills at further and higher education level.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social anxiety & chronic shyness, death anxiety & loss of meaning, midlife and identity crisis.

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Additional information

I charge £50 per 50 minute session (An additional £20 per session for couples counselling applies).

When I work

Sessions by appointment and subject to availability.

Further information

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.

The Practice Rooms, 24 Regent Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HG

The Practice Rooms, 57-59 High St, Westbury On Trym, Bristol, BS9 3ED

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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