About me

Talking about yourself, your relationships and your struggles can be a daunting prospect – especially when the conversation is with a complete stranger.

Finding the right therapist and building a trusting relationship with that person can however help you to navigate the challenges that life throws at you.

I've had many years of experience supporting clients from all walks of life through a range of issues including anxiety, stress, transitions, bereavement, trauma, addiction, relationship struggles, abuse, suicidal thoughts and self-harm. If you're finding life difficult at the moment and would like to talk things through, please contact me. I offer a free 15 minute phone, online or face-to-face introductory session. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Course 

I've supported clients in local voluntary sector organisations for many years. Most recently, I worked within a university Wellbeing Service to provide counselling to students. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I integrate Person-Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic theories into my practice. Whilst you may know a lot about these types of therapy already, please do feel free to ask me more about them when we meet. 

Portishead
Bristol
BS20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom
Vicky Lacey

Vicky Lacey