I am a qualified counsellor working in Bristol. I offer long-term therapy and also short-term, more focused counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and fully abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
Counselling is a space to talk about issues in your life and there are many reasons for coming. Talking things through with a supportive and non-judgemental therapist can help you gain some clarity and make sense out of where you currently find yourself. This in itself can help provide some relief and open up the potential for positive change. I provide a warm and welcoming environment and understand how important trust and confidentiality is. Building a relationship where you feel safe, respected and supported is at the heart of how I work.
As an integrative counsellor I draw on different approaches to help understand the uniqueness of your individual situation. Most importantly though, I will gauge my approach to fit with what feels right for you. I specialise in short term work where there is a focus on making the changes you would like to see in your life. In this type of work, we would typically schedule to meet for 6 to 12 sessions and then review how you feel the sessions are going. However, there are times where longer term work is more suitable and we can discuss this together.
I am undergoing further training in Coherence Therapy, a specialised way of working that can facilitate change at the root of your issue, leading to long lasting transformation. This is an exciting way of working that uses knowledge now understood in neuroscience, about what the emotional brain needs to ‘unlock’ long held patterns of thinking and feeling.
Please fell free to call me and I can answer any questions you have. Choosing a counsellor who feels right for you is an intuitive decision and having an initial chat on the phone can help you decide if you’d like to make a first appointment. I can also offer an initial 30 minute session at a reduced fee so that we can meet and discuss what you are looking for and see if you feel comfortable working with me.
Although everyone that comes to me is unique, some of the issues that I work with include;
- Feeling lost
- Relationship issues
- Social anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Self worth