About me

I provide a calm and supportive environment that is confidential and private. I have a positive, constructive approach to counselling and work both long and short term.

I offer one-to-one, face-to-face counselling for adults. Sessions are 50 minutes long and can run from six sessions to six months or more. I work a lot with anxiety using both person centred and CBT approaches. It’s common for me to work with bereavement, abuse, relationship issues, bullying and work related issues, as well.

Clients are not restricted to a set number of sessions and I hold regular reviews to assess progress.

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk). I have an MSc in counselling.

My background

I have always worked in helping roles. I began my career over 20 years ago. I worked with students for four years and then spent many years as a frontline worker and a manager in a large organisation that specialised in human rights law. I have always worked primarily with women throughout my career and continue to work mostly with women as a counsellor.

I relocated to Bristol from London ten years ago and retrained as a counsellor. During the past seven years I have worked in counselling roles within a community counselling service and many different charities. I set up in private practice in early 2011 and now work full time providing counselling, supervision and training within private practice.

I completed the Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling at the University of Bristol in 2010. I was awarded an MSc in Counselling, also from the University of Bristol, in 2012. I qualified as a counselling supervisor in January 2015 and provide supervision to other counsellors and healthcare professionals

Qualifications

Diploma in Supervision

MSc in Counselling, University of Bristol (Merit)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Bristol (Distinction)

Recent update training courses in CBT, coaching, diversity and narrative therapy

Certificate in Counselling Skills, Lambeth College

Membership and accreditations

I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP

Member of CAPPP – an organisation for counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice in the South West