Trish Walker MBACP(Accred), PG.Dip.Couns, M.Phil., B.Sc.Psych.,
Hello, I use a person-centred, relational, integrative approach and currently offer lower cost counselling during the daytime and a free introductory session. I work with life issues such as bereavement, grief and loss (including traumatic loss such as suicide and child deaths). Also relationship issues, mid-life crisis, trauma and abuse, family issues and problems such as stress, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, anger and guilt. Counselling will be tailored to meet your individual needs.
I provide a confidential, non-judgemental safe space to support you to explore your thoughts and feelings about issues and relationships at a pace which suits you. I aim to facilitate you to develop insight, increase self-esteem and well-being and to make lasting positive changes to your life.
Maybe you are struggling with painful emotions or issues that seem impossible to resolve; or perhaps you just feel stuck and lacking in motivation and cannot see a way forward? I believe that whatever your issues are, through counselling most individuals have the potential to find satisfaction and fulfilment in their lives.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to its ethical framework. www.bacp.co.uk
Introductory session/initial assessment
I can arrange an introductory session to discuss your needs and to help you decide whether you want to take things further. If you decide to go ahead, we can agree how many sessions you initially feel are right for you and then we can later review this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from UWE (University of West of England). I also have a Certificate in Counselling from BCPC (Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I hold an M.Phil in Community Medicine and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology. I am an accredited Cruse Bereavement Volunteer
In addition to doing private work, I also do voluntary counselling at Cruse (bereavement counselling) and Network (general counselling). I have counselling experience at Bristol Mind and have worked on the Helpline and befriending at Womankind, Bristol. I have also done appropriate adult work for the Youth Offending Team.
Prior to counselling, I spent many years in a range of business environments so I am familiar with the stresses and strains of working life. I have also done psychology related research work.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP). I am also on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register under my full name of Patricia Christine Walker. You can find me on http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/check_register/
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- 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 problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Bereavement and loss
I am a fully trained, experienced bereavement counsellor and also deal with all other kinds of loss and anticipatory loss (e.g. Through illness, 'empty nesting', relationship break-up, family issues etc),
Major life stages
I am also interested/experienced in helping people transition through life stages, for example, retirement, change of career, 'milestone' birthdays, empty nesting, relationship changes such as moving in together, starting a family etc.
Issues with siblings
I believe that our early experiences as an only child or with older/younger siblings can have a major impact on our self-esteem and our relationships in adult life. By being aware/exploring these issues we can often improve/deepen/heal rifts in our relationships.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
I currently have availability on Monday afternoons, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday afternoons. Also very early morning sessions (7.50am or 8am) are available on Mondays and Wednesdays.
I offer a 50 min introductory session for £35. If you choose to continue, my fee is £55 per fifty minute session.
In addition to face-to-face counselling, I also offer phone counselling or a mixture of face-to-face and phone counselling.
Sessions are 50 minutes and usually once a week. I offer short and long term counselling. Sessions are usually at the same time each week but because I have a dedicated room I can be flexible about times to fit in with your work and other commitments.
My practice is close to Whiteladies Road and off-street parking is always available. I am based 2 minutes walk from the Clifton Down centre which has bus stops to many parts of the city (e.g. 1, 2, 40, 41, 54, 624, X14).
Please ring or text me on 07790 932513 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to find out more / or to make an appointment. You may wish to have a look at my website on www.counsellingclifton.co.uk for further information and photos.
Please note: if you use hotmail for email then any reply I send you will go to your junk mail so please check spam/junk mail or let me have your mobile number so that I can text you to say I have replied.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Note: please include your mob. no. when contacting me as occasionally emails to clients have gone to junk mail
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|