I am a qualified integrative counsellor and relational supervisor. I am passionate about counselling and supervision and have very strong ethics as I believe that this is the glue that holds together the work that I do and ensures that you as the client or supervisee are held in a safe and confidential space where I encourage you to talk openly about yourself and to explore what support you need from me by setting a goal to work towards.
I have an interest in shame and working with it in as it is something rarely talked about in our society. Shame is understood to be the social glue that holds society together but in todays always on digital society shame can become overwhelming and have a negative effect on a person’s life and wellbeing.
Shame needs to remain hidden for it to grow and flourish which is where counselling can help as it is a safe space where you can talk about shameful events in your life without being judged or offered advice. This can be life-transforming and enable letting go of past traumatic shaming life events.
Confidentiality and Security
I take confidentiality and security very serious and therefore I am a registered member of the ICO Information Commissioners Office.
Ethics and Supervision
I believe that ethics are important to ensure that the client and supervisee are held in a safe space. I attend regular continued professional development training event workshops and have regular ongoing supervision for my private practice work. This ensures that I am working ethically at all times.
As a relational supervisor the emphasis is on the relationship between the therapist and myself as the supervisor and providing the support you need to help you to work ethically as a counsellor and ultimately to ensure that the client is safe. I believe that building a trusting and open working relationship is the foundation of good supervision.
Qualifications and Theoretical Orientation
Dip.Sup Diploma Advanced Specialist Relational Supervision (Severn Talking Therapies),
PGDip.Couns Diploma Integrative Counselling (West of England University),
CERT.Couns Certificate Counselling Skills, (West of England University),
TA101 Certificate Transactional Analysis (West of England University),
Level 3 Certificate Working with Transgender Clients, (TalkingHands Therapy).
Fees, Contracts and Duration
£50 per session (50 mins) for counselling
£75 per session (1.5hr) for supervision
I offer short to long term therapy and supervision.
I work very hard to make sure that I am providing the best service to you as the client or supervisee by identifying priorities such as asking you to set a goal to work towards and making sure that our work together is of the highest standard by being well organised and proactive and by staying up to date with the latest research in psychotherapy.
Experience and Specialisms
I have a wealth of experience which I use in my work as a counsellor and supervisor from having met and worked with people from all walks of life. I have helped many people to change their lives and improve their overall wellbeing.
I can help you with anger management and give you some techniques to help you to manage your anger in a more appropriate way. Anger is such a powerful emotion and yet very few of us are ever taught how to express anger appropriately. Anger when expressed appropriately, can be very useful to use as a call to action and let others know when our boundaries have been crossed or when we are upset about another persons actions towards us.
I can offer you help with panic attacks and give you some tools to manage your anxiety and to understand what causes them to happen in the first place. Panic attacks are frightening and can be debilitating and yet people suffering with them are often ridiculed or offered useless advice such as ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘you just have to get on with it’. In reality panic attacks and phobia can have a severe effect on a persons quality of life and ability to be happy.
Where I practice
BS36 2SF & BS16 2RW
Call today for a free brief chat to see if I can help you on: 07955 115567.