Dip.Couns., MSc Psychology, MBACP, MBPsS
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I am currently not taking on any new clients until September. If you contact me I will respond as soon as possible but please note I will not be working consistent hours throughout the summer, it may take me a while to get back to you.
Hello and welcome to this little blurb about me, what I do, how I work and how I can be of help to you.
You may be flicking through this page because you are struggling with something right now, or would like a bit of help figuring some things out. You may also be wondering how to decide on choosing someone when there are so many people to choose from! Hopefully some of the following information will help you figure out whether me and my approach are for you.
My personal take on counselling is that it provides a safe space where thoughts, feelings, behaviours, past experiences, future plans and so on, can be untangled and explored alongside another human being. Sometimes it may be that there are certain things we feel unable to share with other people in our day-to-day lives - as a counsellor, my aim is to enable you to voice whatever it is that you need to voice in a therapeutic space characterised by warmth, empathy, openness and a non-judgmental attitude on my part.
I would describe myself as an 'integrative counsellor' - what I mean by this is that I integrate ideas from several different therapeutic approaches in my work with clients. My work draws mostly upon existential psychotherapy and the person-centred approach but I may also, occasionally, use ideas from other approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT).
Although what kind of counsellor I am may be important to you, what may be more important is that I am client-led, meaning that I will tailor therapy to your individual needs. I believe everybody has their own unique view of the world, and their own unique collection of reasons for seeking out counselling, and that this should be respected and worked with in counselling sessions. I work in a collaborative way and believe that counselling is a collaborative process and, hopefully, a process that could be useful to you.
If you have further questions, or would like more information, then please do not hesitate to contact me. If you leave me a message or email me I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can, however, please note that my current working days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Please note - if you call and I don't answer my phone:
Please leave a voicemail message with a name and contact number that you are happy for me to call you back on. For data protection and privacy reasons it's difficult for me to call you back unless you've done this. It's especially important if you call me from a landline number. Alternatively, you can drop me a text or email and I'll get back to you asap.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- MSc Psychology
- BA(Hons) Music
- Peripatetic Counsellor, TIC+ (Gloucestershire) - March 2022 - present
- Integrative Counsellor, Yasmin Frampton Counselling - February 2021 - present
- Volunteer Counsellor, New Dawn Counselling Service (Weston-super-Mare) - January 2020 - September 2021
- Volunteer Therapist, Off The Record (Bristol) - October 2018 - November 2019
- Wellness Advisor, Bristol Ageing Better Wellbeing Therapies (Second Step, Bristol) - October 2018 - February 2019
- Volunteer Psycho-educational Course Facilitator, South Gloucestershire Talking Therapies (IAPT) - September 2016 - December 2017
Continuing Professional Development:
- One Day Workshop on Single Session Therapy delivered by Windy Dryden - May 2022
- 'An Introduction to Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy' delivered by Professor Mick Cooper - December 2021
- 'Introduction to Eating Disorders and Obesity' delivered by Healing Minds, National Centre for Eating Disorders - November 2021
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - March 2021
- 'Working with Goals' delivered by Professor Mick Cooper - February 2020
- Off The Record (Bristol) Safeguarding Training - May 2019
- Winston's Wish Bereavement Training - May 2019
- 'Working at Relational Depth' delivered by Professor Mick Cooper - March 2019
- 'Understanding the Effects of Attachment Style on the Teenage Years' - July 2018
- 'Working with Aggressive Clients' delivered by Young Gloucestershire - June 2018
- 'Safeguarding Children and Young People' delivered by Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children's Board - March 2018
- 'Young People, Anger, Hatred, Aggression and Disappointment' delivered by Nick Luxmore - January 2018
Professional Bodies and Associations:
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registered Member (MBACP)
- The British Psychological Society (BPS) - Graduate Member (MBPsS)
- The Society for Existential Analysis - Member
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
If you are unsure whether or not counselling is for you (or whether I'm the right counsellor for you) then you are welcome to contact me and discuss this over the phone. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation for this purpose.
If you are uncomfortable speaking over the phone then I am happy to talk via email or text message.
When I work
- Face-to-face at The Old Rectory Clinic: Tuesday, 9:30am - 2:30pm
- Online and telephone: Tuesday, 3.00pm - 5.00pm; Wednesday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
I currently meet clients for face-to-face therapy at the beautiful Old Rectory Clinic in Iron Acton. There is a private car park at the clinic and also a waiting room inside the building. ***
I also offer online and telephone counselling.
*** Appointments for face-to-face therapy will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and in accordance with government and professional body guidelines.