I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have monthly clinical supervision and undertake ongoing Continuing Professional Development, in line with BACP requirements.
I am an integrative counsellor, working from a person centred perspective. This means that I use a number of different types of counselling theories in my work, depending on the issues brought to counselling and most importantly what feels right for you.
I offer short and long term counselling to anyone aged 18 or over, online and face to face. My practice room is based in Bristol but is easily accessible from South Glos, North Somerset and BANES too.
Qualifications & Training
- Certificate in Counselling – University of the West of England (UWE)
- Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) – University of the West of England (UWE)
- TA 101
- Working with Relational Trauma
- Working with Shame
- Counselling online
- Helping clients with their anger
- Level 2 Adult Safeguarding / Level 2 Child Protection / Prevent Duty
- Reflective Practice Facilitator training
- Level 1 and 2 Understanding Domestic Violence and Abuse
- MS awareness & Counselling people with MS.
- I have been working in private practice for 7 years.
- I have set up and managed counselling services for unpaid family carers.
- I have been a member of the BACP Older Peoples Expert Reference Group and have experiencing of setting up and running counselling services for older people.
- I have experience of counselling in GP practices and in the charity / voluntary sector.
Before training as a counsellor I worked in the NHS for 10 years as a Complaints and PALS Manager, supporting patients, their families and carers, as a result of illness, disability, life changes or bereavement.
I have a wide range of experience of supporting people in counselling with:
- low mood
- relationship difficulties
- family problems
- guilt and shame
- managing change and uncertainty
- university and work problems
- illness and its impact on you and other people
- life changes
- being a carer and your caring role coming to an end