COUNSELLING AND HYPNOTHERAPY
In Bath, Bristol and online
FULLY QUALIFIED & REGISTERED COUNSELLOR AND HYPNOTHERAPIST
By being here, you have taken the first step to making positive changes in your life. I have many years of experience in supporting people to make changes and regain control of their lives.
I am a fully qualified and registered counsellor, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. The Accredited Register programme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. Accreditation demonstrates my commitment to high professional standards, enhancing safety and delivering a better service.
Life can be tough at times and we could all do with some support along the way. I provide a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings whilst being supported. I work across a number of different therapeutic approaches depending on what you need at the time. I work with how you are feeling currently and how this is affecting you in the moment but also explore what has happened in the past and how that might be affecting you now. Through exploring the dynamic connection between early life events and current behaviour patterns, some relief and understanding of painful feelings can be found, and behaviour patterns can change.
Counselling sessions are available in Bath and Bristol as well as available online via Zoom, so you can access support from anywhere around the world.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU?
As a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I work with a number of different approaches depending on whats going on for you at the time. I offer both short term and long term counselling for adults and young people. Here are some of the things that counselling can help with although not exhaustive:
Confidence and low self-esteem
Trauma (PTSD and CPTSD)
Loss and bereavement
Identity related issues
Work related issues
I have always been passionate about helping people in many different contexts. In my previous career I worked in the creative arts and education sector with a wide range of artists and community groups supporting people in accessing the arts through commissions and projects.
However, during a particularly challenging time in my life, I had a period of counselling. Counselling had such an impact on my wellbeing that I decided to change career and embark on a rigorous 3 year study, with further specialist training in the area of trauma. For me to help people to move forward with their lives, in the same way that I was helped is hugely rewarding. Life stuff can become debilitating and seeing any way forward is often near on impossible sometimes.
There is hope and there is a way forward!
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and hold a Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within the ethical framework which is responsible and accountable. I have had further extensive training in the area of trauma, helping and supporting clients who have experienced either a one off trauma such as an accident or have experienced multiple trauma such as physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
I run my own busy clinics in Bristol and Bath as well as working part time as a Counsellor for Kinergy, a specialist counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and assault in Bristol and as a Counsellor with Voices, a domestic abuse charity in Bath.
I regularly attend courses to expand my knowledge, alongside monthly supervision, which is required for my professional registration. This forms part of my Continual Professional Development (CPD). I hold a Level 3 First Aid certificate, Mental Health First Aid, certificate in Safeguarding and a certificate in Counselling and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Green Park Natural Health Clinic
18b Charles St, BA1 1HX, Bath
8-10 Whiteladies Rd
Bristol, BS8 1PD