, Counsellor in Bristol
People come to psychotherapy for many reasons. It may be that you are having difficulties in relationships, at work or in your family life. Others come because they find themselves repeating limiting or painful patterns of behaviour. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which your thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored. In this way more of your experience is brought into awareness, and this can lead to insight and relief.
Background & Qualifications
I undertook a Barefoot Practitioner Training in 2010. This was an integrative self-healing course working with meditations and conscious breath-work. The experience was transformative and inspired me to pursue a career as a therapist.
I went on to complete an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy with Bath Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre (BCPC) and am now a UKCP registered psychotherapist. I have been working in private practice since November 2013 and also spent two years working as an honorary psychotherapist within the NHS. Prior to starting in private practice I spent a year working as a counsellor with people experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use.
My background is in advice and support work in the voluntary sector, specifically in the fields of housing and homelessness. I have also worked with women who have experienced sexual exploitation.
I have worked with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, childhood abuse and neglect, bereavement, problematic drug and alcohol use and developmental trauma. I am interested in each person's unique history and way of being in the world and with others, and in what prevents you from living a fulfilling, balanced and meaningful life.
Approach to Therapy & How I Work
My training is in humanistic and integrative psychotherapy. Humanistic therapy suggests that when we experience empathy and positive regard we will naturally heal, grow and discover our unique potential. Integrative therapy means that a variety of therapeutic approaches and ideas are known and so the therapist can sensitively adapt to the needs of each individual.
I am also very influenced by my barefoot practitioner training and by my experiences as a client of craniosacral therapy. These approaches have much in common with mindfulness, and view the body as integral in working with emotional difficulties.
Therapies & Rates
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Psychotherapy||In Person||£40 per 50 minutes|
|Counselling||In Person||£40 per 50 minutes|
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