MY STYLE OF COUNSELLING
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that offers you an opportunity to understand yourself and to explore any difficulties that you might be experiencing. It can give you the space to make sense of your feelings and actions and to untangle any inner conflicts and areas of distress.
I am an integrative counsellor and draw on person centred, psychodynamic, gestalt, solution and compassion focused approaches. I work by concentrating on what is important to you, and supporting you to gain a fresh perspective through reflecting on and understanding yourself and your present situation, actions and experiences. We may also explore how your early life and relationships have shaped you and your current behaviours, patterns and sense of self.
Counselling can be short (6 – 12 sessions) time limited or open ended, according to your needs. We will also have regular reviews to ensure that we both agree that counselling is right for you, and that our work together is helping you.
I hold a Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling and am a Registered Member of the BACP. I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling.
I run an independent counselling practice and work as a mental health and disability mentor within tertiary education. In my private practice I work with both adults and young people.
I aim to provide a safe supportive environment in which to develop a trusting relationship, one in which you will be heard with respect and without judgement to foster acceptance and change.
As a member of the BACP I adhere to their ethical framework, I also stay up to date with emerging psychological, social and neurobiological research findings and engage in frequent CPD training. I have regular one to one and group supervision which helps to inform my practise.
HOW IT WORKS
There are times in our lives when we can feel stuck, overwhelmed, anxious or depressed, or have a sense that something is missing or lost. Counselling can help you to understand and acknowledge this from a different perspective, find clarity, feel less alone and discover the resilience to make changes and move on.
HOW TO START
If you feel we would work well together please contact me by email or phone, on the details at the bottom of the page, and we can book an introductory session. During this first session you will be able to talk through your concerns and experience how I work to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. Everything we discuss in our sessions will be confidential.
I have experience of working with many issues, including:
anxiety; depression; autism spectrum conditions; bereavement and loss; disability and health related issues; eating disorders; low self-esteem; relationship issues; self-harm; suicide and suicidal ideation; trauma; stress and work related stress; obsessive compulsive disorder; intrusive thoughts and social anxiety.
I also have experience in working with adults and students.
All the details you need
Sessions are held in my therapy room in east Bristol. We will work closely together, usually on a weekly basis for a fixed number of sessions.
Please email me for availability.
Sessions last for 50 minutes at a time and cost £50.
My practice times are from 9am until 7pm.
I am here to help you and am more than happy for you to get in touch just to find out more about how counselling could be beneficial.
You can call me or email me using the contact details below, or submit a query through the webform.
68 Old Market St