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 and online 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, burnout 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 regularly work with NHS frontline workers, staff working in the not-for-profit sector and those working under pressure in corporates. I help clients recognise the signs of stress and burnout so they can start to recover and have better coping strategies.

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