01275859323 / 07534038972
I am an experienced counsellor and have worked for 9 years as a paid counsellor for a local charity offering affordable counselling. I aim to provide a place where you feel able to talk things through in your own way. In the first session we will explore what you want from counselling and then progress to identify what is going on. Counselling works to help you think through your issues, express your feelings and identify ways to cope and support yourself so as to move forward.
I have worked with a variety of clients from the age of 17 year plus and have a wide experience of working with a number of issues and counselling approaches. I believe that its important to provide you with someone who listens and enables you to empower yourself so as to move forward. I therefore aim to provide warmth and acceptance so that you can work with your issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2008. My approach integrates person centred, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic theories. I have experience in counselling for a wide variety of issues such as depression anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement, loss and grief, health concerns, abuse, trauma and child related issues. I use different skills and techniques in discussion with you and as required.
I am a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy member. I abide by their guidelines and code of ethics and also undertake continuing professional development and training to update knowledge skills and practice. I have completed training in counselling for self esteem, anxiety, loss and change, self harm, domestic violence, anger management and self harm as well as the use of more general counselling approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT, as well as compassion focussed therapy. I have a particular interest in trauma and have completed part 1 EMDR training.
As a psychology graduate, I qualified as a social worker and have extensive career experience of working to support personal change in the probation and social services, delivering Cognitive Behaviourally based groups. I have contributed to the training of counselling students.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
In the first session, we will talk about what brings you to counselling and how I work so as to enable you to decide whether you want us to work together.
All sessions will be for one hour and I will charge £35.00 per session
Student and hardship concessions are available by negotiation
Payment by cash or cheque.
Counselling is provided from my private practice room on the outskirts of Nailsea near a bus stop with ample parking outside. there is no waiting area inside.
Home visits by prior agreement.
Session times - 60 minutes - Appointment by negotiation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday daytime and evening Wednesday pm and evening other times by negotiation
Types of client