I appreciate that searching for a counsellor can be a tricky process. It is important to find the right person and approach for you, and so it is a very personal search. I have taken this opportunity to say a little about my counselling experience and background to give you more of a sense of me and my work as a counsellor to hopefully assist you on this search.
I love working as a counsellor and have been practising for over ten years in locally based community organisations as well as through my own private practice in the BS7 area of North Bristol.
I have a professional diploma in therapeutic counselling, having qualified in 2011, and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that I meet their standard of practice and am committed to working with their ethical framework. I work one-to-one with adults over the age of 18 with a range of life experiences.
My background includes working in the mental health field in both the NHS and charity sector. I also spent several years at City of Bristol college developing and delivering the introduction to counselling course as well as lecturing on some of its other counselling courses.
Prior to my own counselling training I was involved in several community projects working towards improving access to and campaigning for greater equality of support for new and diverse communities.
As well as my private practice I work for the Southmead Project offering counselling and group therapy to adult survivors of abuse.
Since qualifying I have completed many different training courses to ensure my skills and knowledge are up to date. Please go to my approach to find out more about how I work.
I hold professional insurance and I am DBS checked.