I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, working in a successful private practice in Southville Bristol BS3 and Keynsham BS31. I work with individual clients and my therapeutic focus is on helping adults being challenged by bereavement, loss or grief, depression, illness, low self-esteem or confidence, painful break-ups, separation or divorce. The aim of our sessions is to help you have a better understanding of yourself, which in turn will help you deal with the feelings that are encroaching on your current life.
Therapy is a joint enterprise. I see the role of the counsellor as that of a confidential and compassionate collaborator, supporting you towards solutions that are not imposed by me, but come from within you.
As an integrative counsellor I use a number of approaches depending on what seems appropriate for you and your particular issues.
As a relational counsellor I draw on the dynamics which happen within the therapeutic relationship between you as a client, and me as a therapist, as a means to better understanding the relationships in your life. By understanding more about yourself, and increasing your self-awareness within a supportive and confidential therapeutic relationship, you may gain fresh insights into your life and patterns of behaviour. This will offer you the opportunity to see your concerns in a different light, and perhaps reveal to you new ways of coping.
My experience includes working with adults with a broad diversity of ages and backgrounds in the NHS sector and in private practice. I have worked with a range of issues, from challenging relationship or family dynamics, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence to career related difficulties or stress.
I have worked with senior clients facing retirement, isolation and loneliness.
I have experience in bereavement, grief and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life.
I generally work face-to-face with clients, however, when that isn’t possible (like right now), I offer Zoom video and telephone counselling sessions. I am a certified online and telephone counsellor.
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling, Middlesex University, London
Level 3 Adv. Certificate in Counselling Skills, Kingston College, London
Level 2 Int. Certificate in Counselling Skills, Kingston College, London
As well as the above counselling qualifications, I undertake continuing professional development by attending conferences and workshops, online and in person.
I am a registered member of BACP – British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and I am governed by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am fully insured with Howden Insurance.