I offer low-cost, long- and short-term counselling to adult individuals at Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms.
I am in my fourth and final (submission stage) year of training with Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bcpc.org.uk) and will receive a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. This is a dual accredited British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) course. I am a BACP student member and abide by their code of ethics (https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/ethics/)
I have worked in the helping professions for over 15 years and also teach, mentor and coach post-graduate professionals in charitable, private and university sectors. I have worked as a counsellor for Cotswold Counselling – a charity in Cirencester – since March 2020. Prior to this, I was a volunteer listener for a charity helpline for 6 years.
I offer a gentle, supportive, non-judgmental environment where I encourage you to explore your feelings and problems at your own pace. Here, you will be able to tell your story, and feel heard and understood. Together we can explore your life and behaviour patterns, how these may have stemmed from past experiences, and discover new ways to relate in the outside world.
Low cost: £30 for 50 minutes
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org with your mobile phone number to arrange a free initial discussion.
I am a fully qualified humanistic integrative counsellor trained at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. In addition to my private practice, I have worked with the Southmead Project counselling traumatised adult victims of child abuse; with Mind, counselling people with a variety of mental health issues; and with Trauma Foundation South West, counselling refugees and asylum seekers.
I am warm and compassionate and will support you to find your way through your difficulties. I offer a variety of ways of working to suit your particular needs. I find the key to counselling is building a trusting relationship. I love my work and find working with people rewarding and humbling.
I have helped people cope with difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, pregnancy loss and relationship problems. I’m particularly interested in how for many people, a strong inner critic can be the greatest challenge. This is often as a result of difficult issues in childhood, and the strength of positive relationships and self-compassion can help reduce that inner criticism. I am trained in working with the body around trauma and anxiety, and find that this is an effective way to soothe overwhelming feelings.
I know it can be daunting finding the right counsellor. If you’d like to find out more, we can arrange a free 15-minute conversation to help you decide if you want to book an initial session.
I offer both short-term counselling focusing on a particular issue or longer-term therapy with ongoing support. I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework.
Sessions cost £50 per 50-minute sessions. I work on Tuesdays during the day and in-person on Wednesday evenings (5-9pm) at Bristol Talking Therapy rooms.
Phone: 07902 917570