I am an accredited psychotherapist with UKCP having completed an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling). This course involves an intensive and in-depth approach to study over many years.
Alongside my private practice which has been running since 2013, I have also worked for the SWAN project in Bristol, one of the few places in the Bath and Bristol area which offers the opportunity for longer term low cost therapy.
My professional background is in mental health, having worked for nearly a decade supporting individuals dealing with enduring mental health issues. My previous training includes a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at BCPC, a Certificate in Counselling Skills at Bath College, as well as a degree in Psychology and Study of Religions at Bath Spa University.
I am also an active member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (http://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org/)
*In addition to following all UKCP and BCPC professional guidance relevant to online therapy, I have also completed additional training with the Academy for Online Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Clients come to therapy for many different reasons. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction, relationship issues, work-related problems, sexual issues and more. I believe it is important to keep in mind that whatever the initial reason for seeking out therapy, other issues may arise, in which case these too will be given the space they need.
I believe firmly that in offering a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe environment each client can learn to trust their own experience and feelings. Beginning to talk about yourself and what you are dealing with may feel new or even unnerving, so I am always mindful to work with you at your own pace.
In the process of therapy many different issues may come up for you. There is no pressure to work to a schedule or through any set list. In talking together we have an opportunity to explore, reflect upon and understand more fully how and why you feel the way you do.
Whether you have been through something traumatic in the past or recently experienced some crisis in your life, or perhaps are dealing with a more prolonged sense of disillusionment with life, the space provided by therapy allows us to work through these issues together.
If you would like to find out more about coming to psychotherapy then please do get in touch. We can arrange an initial session which is an opportunity to get a feel for how we would work together and to ask any questions you may have. This session will last 50 minutes, and payment of £35 will need to be made by bank transfer prior to us meeting. The usual weekly fee is £60.
I am mindful that for many people the financial element of psychotherapy can be challenging, and that the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak have lead to a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. Please do let me know if this applies to you, as I do also offer a limited number of lower cost places.
For more details about my approach and experience please visit my website.
I work in central Bristol at "The Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms" located in Redcliffe just a short walk away from Temple Meads station.
I also work from two locations in Bath: the Widcombe Therapy Room which is a 5 minute walk from Bath Spa train station, as well as at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) building in the centre of the city.
*During the current situation we find ourselves in regarding the coronavirus outbreak, I have taken the decision to offer all sessions online.
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||£60 per 50 minutes|
|Psychotherapy||Online/Telephone||£60 per 50 minutes|
Initial 50 minute session £35. I offer a limited number of lower fee places.