I am a Relate-trained counsellor with many years’ experience of offering relationship counselling to both individuals and couples. I have a private practice in Bristol seeing clients, both in person and online, during daytime office hours.
My interest in counselling began many years ago when studying psychology as an undergraduate in Bradford. In 1994 I moved to Bristol where I trained and worked as a helpline volunteer for Womankind until 1996. In 2008/9, inspired by further study in psychology, I trained and worked with Relate as an adult relationship counsellor until 2013. During this time I also worked for a charity called School-Home Support where, in 2011, I qualified and worked as a casework supervisor across a number of primary and secondary schools in Bristol.
Over the course of the last 29 years I have held numerous roles across schools, the voluntary sector, local authorities and NHS and am passionate about improving outcomes for children and families. Having returned to Relate during the COVID-19 pandemic, I am now working solely in private practice.
About Relationship Counselling
There are many and varied reasons which lead people to seek relationship counselling and I have worked with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds on a broad range of issues such as communication, bereavement, fertility, trust, intimacy, family issues – including parenting, step-families and extended families – infidelity, work, financial worries and separation and divorce.
Are you struggling to discuss important issues with your partner without an argument or do you disagree on how to parent your children? Are you finding it difficult to be intimate together or is work stress impacting upon your family life? Have you recently separated from your partner and would like to explore what went wrong or do you have difficulty in developing and sustaining intimate relationships?
I aim to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which we can work together on the issues that are important to you, meeting your unique, individual needs.
I can offer short or longer-term counselling. In short term counselling we can focus on the more immediate issues you are experiencing in your day-to-day life whereas longer term work might allow a wider perspective on how your past experiences may be affecting your current difficulties. Length of counselling varies but six sessions is a helpful minimum.
Taking the first step in seeking support can feel daunting and I will do everything I can to help you to feel at ease.
Initial Consultation sessions are 50 minutes in length and charged at £65 for individuals and £80 for couples.
Should we agree to work together following the Initial Consultation, ongoing counselling appointments are also 50 minutes in length and charged at £65 per session for individual work and £80 for couple work.
Website and Contact Details
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