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ABOUT ME

Experienced counsellor & BACP Registered Member.

I provide long and short term therapy for individuals in Bristol and surrounding areas. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and I abide by their code of ethics.

 

Before completing my training in counselling, I worked in the mental health field for 12 years. I have worked for various charitable organisations such as, Bristol Drug's Project, Knowle West Drug & Alcohol Service and St Mungo's. I had various roles within these organisations, all of which involved one to one and group work with clients who were struggling with various mental health difficulties.

In 2008 I decided to train as a counsellor & I undertook my training at UWE, in Bristol. Whilst I enjoyed my roles as a support worker within the mental health field, I often felt quite restricted & limited in terms of the depth of support that I was able to provide. I had a desire to work more in depth with clients, in a structured way. So training as a counsellor felt like a natural step for me to take.  

After qualifying in 2011 I set up my counselling service which is based in Horfield, Bristol. Initially my private practice was limited to a couple of evenings a week, as I was also doing some community support work for Bristol Drugs Project. In 2013, as demand for counselling continued to grow, I decided to take a big jump into the unknown & I became fully self-employed so that I could dedicate time to growing my private practice. 

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, such as;

- Depression

- Anxiety

- Stress

- Relationship problems

- Sexual abuse & trauma

- Bereavement

- Domestic violence

- General life dissatisfaction

My qualifications;

- Diploma in Counselling (BACP Accredited Course)

- Certificate in Counselling

- BSc Hons Psychology & Sociology

- Motivational Interviewing training

- Brief Solution Focussed Therapy training

I regularly engage with CPD to ensure that I am developing my skills and keeping up to date with relevant changes in the field of psychotherapy. I also have experience of engaging in my own personal therapy over a number of years.

 

Recent Relevant CPD/Training 

- Certificate in Women and Girls with Autism (National Autistic Society, 2024)

- Certificate in Understanding ADHD (Open University, 2023)

- Working with Panic Attacks  (Open University, 2023)

- Certificate in GDPR & Data Protection (IT Governance, 2024)

Delivering Therapy Online (Online Therapy Institute, 2021)

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