Please feel free to call me for a no obligation initial chat. I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor with a small private practice in Weston-super-Mare. I work with young people and adults and have had the honour of being a counselling tutor for the last 15 years in a large college. This experience has been both enriching and challenging, it has taught me how amazing people are when given the right environment and support.
It is sometimes easier to talk to somebody who is impartial rather than a friend or family member. My aim is to help you to explore difficulties in a safe, understanding and confidential space. Either to deal with a particular crisis or trauma, or help with more general or historic issues, offering both short term solution focused sessions and long term counselling.
As an integrated humanistic counselling psychotherapist, I am able to use different models and theories, to help individuals work through their issues in order to become more self-aware and ultimately, to move forward with life.
Whilst I work with a range of issues/problems, my specialist subject is working with individuals who have, or who are close to someone who has, a life-shortening illness. My experience within a medical setting, and personal family events, have demonstrated how a diagnosis of a critical or life-changing illness can change everything for all those involved. It creates a need for a massive re-evaluation of what is (now) important and what needs focusing on. This ‘shift’ in the meaning of life and death might be called an existential crisis. I can offer a therapeutic space, where we can explore the changes to your life, including looking closely at how to cope with the constraints of the situation.
I adhere strictly to the BACP professional code of ethics within my practice and I am fully covered by professional indemnity insurance.
Post Graduate Counselling Children and Adolescents 2017
CPCAB level 6 Counselling Supervision 2016
BA Honours Counselling 2012
Certificate in Education 2007
Higher National Diploma in Counselling 2004
Counselling £40 per session. 1st session half price.
Supervision £45 for 1 hour, £60 for 1.5 hours. Student counsellors who require fortnightly supervision are charged a concessionary rate of £35 per hour.