Counselling provides you with an opportunity to work through things in your life that are causing you distress and to find more satisfying and rewarding ways of living. There are so many reasons why people seek counselling.
It may be that you are going through a particularly difficult time in your life that may be linked to relationships, work, illness, personal problems, or feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general. Suffering from a recent or past bereavement.
I am able to offer you a safe and confidential space where you are given the freedom to express and explore difficult, confusing, painful emotions, or traumatic experiences in a professional and supportive way- and at your own pace.
I believe in the philosophy that "While we may not be able to change either the behaviour of others or our immediate surroundings, we can choose how to react to and think about the circumstances we find ourselves in; and that each of us has the potential within ourselves to find solutions to our own difficulties.
I am an Integrative Counsellor working from a Humanistic perspective.
'Integrative Counselling' means drawing on and blending different types of therapy. Practitioners of integrative counselling are trained in several different approaches. They do not believe that one approach will work for every client or in all situations.
I currently offer sessions at the following locations:
Bristol BS15 daytime appointments may be offered on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
I offer home visits within a five-mile radius of BSI5 for people who for various reasons are not able to travel. Home visits are only provided to people suffering from a recent of past bereavement.
Counselling sessions will need to booked in advance, it is not possible to see you without a prior appointment being made.
I work both short and longer term and have experience of working with a wide range of challenging life circumstances.
Training and Qualifications and experience.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold a Degree in Counselling with Distinction from the University of Bristol.
I am also an accredited Counsellor and Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Care with over nine years experience. Still within Cruse Bereavement Care I provide group and one to one supervision to Cruse volunteers- as well as facilitate an open support group for people/families who have tragically lost a loved one to suicide.â€¨â€¨In addition to this, I have worked for a well-known child bereavement charity providing support to parents and their families following the death of a much-loved child.
Specialising in Bereavement Counselling:
Complicated bereavement, suicide /murder, multiple losses, child loss/s, anticipatory grief -people facing life threatening illnesses, and effects on family members.
Experience of working with a wide range of issues
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP.â€¨As a member of the BACP I adhere strictly to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. In accordance with BACP guidelines, I attend regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development Training.
ONE TO ONE
Initial sessions are offered at £25.00 per 60 minute
Subsequent sessions are charged at £40 per 60-minute session
Home visits are charged at £ 45.00 per 60 min session.
I offer home visits within a five-mile radius of BSI5 for people who for various reasons are not able to travel. Home visits are only provided to people suffering from a recent of past bereavement. Home visits are offered between 10:00am to 4:00pm please contact me to check available days