Are you looking for an experienced counsellor or supervisor?
If so, I can help you. I have been practicing for over 7 years and I hold a post graduate diploma in counselling and an advanced diploma in relational supervision both at level 6.
You are probably looking for a counsellor who can help you with your issues and I specialise in the following; autism, anxiety, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, chronic illness, depression, panic attacks and relationship issues.
You can talk to me about whatever you want to work on. I am open minded and this influences my approach to therapy by being comfortable talking about any issues whilst being able to sit and listen with empathy and understanding in a non-judgmental manner.
My previous work experience includes working with people with addiction to alcohol whilst I was a counsellor with the Bristol SWAN Project. I also, worked as a counsellor on a telephone helpline for children of alcoholics with NACOA in Bristol and more recently as a counsellor with Heart to Heart counselling in Bristol, where I helped many people with a wide variety of issues.
How does counselling work. Well, if you are looking for help with anxiety for example then my approach to treating anxiety is typically helping you to understand what drives your anxious feelings, how to accept your anxious feelings and finally how to manage your anxiety.
What therapeutic approach do I use. I am a person-centred counsellor and I use this therapeutic approach to counselling to help you to grow as a person and develop a healthier personality. The main ethos of person-centred therapy is the 3-core conditions which are:
- Unconditional Positive Regard
You may be wanting to know more about the values I adhere to. I believe the key components of the therapeutic relationship are; trust, empathy, and being non-judgemental. I also, believe that everyone has a right to freedom and a decent quality of life and I demonstrate these values in my work as a therapist and as a clinical supervisor.
One of the most profound things I have learned as a counsellor and supervisor is that everyone is different and yet we all hold on to similar values such as equality, good health, family, love and happiness.
You can be confident of being treated with dignity and respect as a client in therapy or as a supervisee. I think of myself as an ethical therapist and work hard to maintain the highest ethical standards in my work as a counsellor and as a clinical supervisor. To ensure these standards are met I have regular ongoing supervision including continued professional development training.
You may be interested in why I became a counsellor and a clinical supervisor. I decided to become a counsellor and a clinical supervisor as I enjoy reading and researching psychology along with a passion for helping people. Being able to offer help to someone with a talking therapy such as counselling is a privilege and one I appreciate.
Your life is unique and you are a worthy human being and you deserve to have a happy and prosperous life.
One of the things I enjoy most about being a counsellor is witnessing someone change their life around and seeing the joy that it can bring.
How long will you need counselling? The duration of therapy is up to you to decide. You may choose to have short-term therapy (6-12 weeks) or you may prefer to have therapy over a longer duration usually up to 2-years. The sessions are weekly either by:
or via live video chat using:
- Google Meet
- Microsoft Teams
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics and conduct. I also, hold full professional indemnity and personal liability insurance.
Severn Talking Therapies
Dip.Sup Advanced Relational Supervision, 2020
University of the West of England
PGDip Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling, 2016
TA101 Transactional Analysis, 2016
CERT Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2014
City of Bristol College
CERT Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2013
You may be looking for a new supervisor for your client work as a counsellor/psychotherapist. I am an experienced relational supervisor, and as your supervisor I will fully support your personal and professional development. I have an open and honest approach to supervision, and I will encourage you to be open in your supervision work with me. Together we will look at your therapeutic client work and your own personal growth as a counsellor. I offer concessions for trainee counsellors/psychotherapists.
What is relational supervision? The emphasis of the relational supervision model is that in order for the supervision to be effective from the supervisee's perspective there must be a robust working relationship between the supervisor and the supervisee. To enable this, building a trusting and open working relationship with you as the supervisee is the foundation of good supervision.
Most of my supervisees are in private practice. However, I also, supervise trainee and qualified therapist’s at counselling organisations in and around the Bristol area such as:
- Affordable Talk
- Heart to Heart
- Knowle West Health Association
- Mothers for Mothers
- Second Step
I work in a relaxed and calm space, from my home just off Badminton Road in north Bristol, BS36 with plenty of on-street parking.
Access: there is one flight of stairs to the therapy room.
Confidentiality and Security:
I take confidentiality and security very serious and therefore I am a registered member of the ICO Information Commissioners Office.
As a registered member of the BACP I am required to keep client notes after each session. These notes are brief using 3 bullet points and contain no identifiable information. The client notes are stored electronically using password encrypted files and folders which only I have access to and are held for a maximum of 7 years in accordance with my insurers.
Individual Counselling; face-to-face or online
£50 per session (50 minutes)
Counselling is offered on a weekly basis
Supervision; face-to-face or online
£85 per session (90 minutes)
Concessions available for trainee counsellors
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