I offer counselling for individuals and couples in South Bristol and online and I work with a wide variety of issues including relationship issues, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
Whatever your needs, I understand how important it is for you to be heard. Whether you are looking for counselling as an individual or as part of a couple, I will treat whatever you bring with the respect and seriousness it deserves by providing you with a safe space to explore your feelings without judgement.
I also have appropriate training and experience of working with traumatic experiences such as sexual or domestic abuse.
My counselling service is based on Somerset Road in Knowle, Bristol which is easily accessible by public transport.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I am currently conducting all sessions via webcam. I hope to return to meeting with clients in person once the requirement to wear masks in confined spaces has been relaxed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling and a Diploma in Couples Therapy at the Centre for Relational Couples Therapy in Stroud.
- Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling at BCPC (2013)
- Diploma in Relational Couples Therapy - Centre for Relational Couples Therapy (2020)
- Certificate in Couples Therapy at the Centre for Relational Couples Therapy in Stroud (2014)
- Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness - British Mindfulness Academy (2016)
- Working Online – Dr Carole Francis-Smith (2016)
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Concessions offered for
Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £45 for individuals and £65 for couples.
Monday to Thursday from 10.30 am until 7 pm.
All sessions are currently conducted online due to Covid restrictions.
I am an Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society; a leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK and as such, I am required to have regular supervision in order to maintain professional standards of practice.