Tuesdays & Wednesday from 16:30 pm to 20:30 pm
One-to-one sessions with adults (18+ yrs).
I offer both long-term and short-term counselling depending on your needs.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, working in a private practice in Southville Bristol BS3 on Tuesdays and in Keynsham BS31 from Monday to Friday. I am a registered member of the BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
My therapeutic focus is on helping adults who are challenged by bereavement, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, loneliness and isolation, low self-esteem and self-confidence, relationship issues or challenging family dynamics. I have special interest in working with bereavement, grief and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life.
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.
Integrative counselling, as the name suggests, is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Rather, each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances.
I gravitate towards working with psychodynamic and humanistic therapies.
Psychodynamic therapy helps you understand how your current feelings and behaviour are shaped by your past experiences and your unconscious mind and impulses. This can help you understand what you’re feeling now, why you behave in a certain way and how this affects your relationships.
What happens in your early years and those developmental relationships can be a blueprint for the rest of your life. It’s a dynamic that you may take into other relationships.
Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the ‘here and now’. Humanistic therapy is all about self-exploration. The following approaches can help you to increase self-awareness, and direct you towards finding a greater sense of purpose in life.
One of Humanistic therapies is Person-centred therapy (also known as “client-centred” counselling) focuses on an individual’s self-worth and values. Being valued as a person, without being judged, can help an individual to accept who they are, and reconnect with themselves.
Integrative approach may not suit those who want a quick, solution-focused approach to personal development.
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 low self-esteem, family dynamics, relationship difficulties, challenging life events to workplace and social difficulties. I have also worked with a number of senior clients facing retirement, isolation or loneliness.
Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor
BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling (BACP Accredited), Middlesex University.
Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
As well as the above counselling qualifications I undertake continuing professional development by attending conferences, online webinars and workshops.
I have regular supervision in accordance with the requirements of BACP.
I am a registered member of the BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am governed by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am fully insured with Howden Insurance.
Please see my website for my up-to-date fees:
As well as my session at Southville Clinic, Tuesdays & Wednesday from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, I also work from my therapy practice in Keynsham from Monday to Friday. I offer face-to-face, zoom video and telephone counselling sessions.