I have over 20 years experience. My practice is based in Bishopston where I work with individuals and families. I believe that therapy can help us understand our difficulties and creates a space where true change can happen. Being provided with a safe, contained and confidential space to think through the wider context to our difficulties, can help us feel less stuck and more in tune with ourselves and those around us.
I offer 1-1, couples and family therapy. Most sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes, although family work can vary in terms of duration and frequency of sessions.£60 ind / £70 couples/ £80 families.
I have extensive experience of working with a range of issues including relationship difficulties, anxiety, identity, work related issues, childhood abuse, self esteem and depression. I have experience of working as a therapist and supervisor for a range of organisations (such as CAMHS, Bristol University, Relate) Barnardos, Off the Record and NSPCC).
Training, qualifications & experience
- 1998- P. G Dip- Psycho-dynamic counselling
- 2004 - Certificate in Counselling supervision
- 2005- BACP accreditation
- 2007- Certificate in Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- 2013 Certificate in working with Adolescence
- 2015 - PG Dip- Systemic Practice with Families & Couples.
- 2017- MSc Systemic Psychotherapy.
- 2018- UKCP registration.
- 2017 - PG Cert in Supervision of Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
I have also attended at least 40 hours per year to support my professional development in areas such as grief and loss, attachment, trauma, ASD, anxiety etc.
I have over 20 years experience of working within a range of counselling related organisations (see above), as well as 15 years experience of private practice.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Young people-exam stress, challenges of social media, transitions.
Mondays, Tuesdays, some evenings