Counselling gives you the space to explore your thoughts and feelings. It can help you to understand yourself better and approach the challenges you might be facing.
People seek counselling for different reasons. You may be having issues in your relationships or experiencing difficult emotions. It may be that you are struggling to cope with something that has happened in your life, or that you are distressed and you don’t know why. Whatever your reason for coming to counselling- your counsellor can help you to make sense of these experiences and work together to find a way forward.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor. This means I combine theories from a number of different approaches to counselling such as; Person- centred, Psychodynamic and Gestalt. I believe that the client holds the answers to their problems and that through increasing self-awareness they can change.
I don’t believe that there is a single approach that will work for all individuals in all situations. The therapy will evolve with the approach and pace that feels right for you.
As well as working as a counsellor, I am the Service Manager for a local mental health charity. I provide training and supervision to individuals, groups, and workplaces. Over the last 10 years, I have worked with adults in various mental health and addiction services.
I have experience of working with:
Younger adults | Low self esteem | Addictions | Substance abuse | Anxiety and depression | Relationships | family issues | Shame and guilt | Bereavement and loss | Trauma | Sexual abuse | Stress, and work-related problems | Body image issues |
Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling, University of the West of England
Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of the West of England
Professional Course, Essential elements of counselling young people
Degree in Applied Psychology BSc, Cardiff University
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor and therefore abide by their code of ethics and conduct. I undertake regular professional development and supervision. I hold full professional liability insurance.
About the cost
I offer both short and long-term counselling. In the case of long-term counselling we will have regular review sessions to make sure the counselling is still helpful.
Sessions will last 50 minutes. The cost is £45 per session. Concessionary rates are available.
Fees are payable by cash or cheque at the beginning or end of the session. In the case of long-term counselling it is possible to arrange a bank transfer.
The sessions will take place at The Practice Rooms, 226 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JD.
Please note that the full fee is payable if a session is missed without 48 hours notice. This applies to initial sessions as well.
If you have any questions or wish to book an initial appointment you can use the contact form or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact me on 07511010532.
Feel free to leave a voicemail if I am unable to take the call.
I will always try to respond to any form of contact within 24 hours.
I currently have availability on Thursdays and Fridays