I am a Senior Accredited counsellor and supervisor who lives and works in the South Gloucestershire area, approximately 13 miles from Bristol. I offer 1-1 counselling on a short or long term basis. I work with a range of presenting issues such as grief, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I also work with couples and those affected by other people’s behaviour, such as addiction.
My aim is to aid in assisting people find their true selves, helping them obtain inner peace, while also recognizing and nurturing their inner strengths and abilities. To help my clients begin looking at life with new ambition, a fresh perspective, and a stronger sense of purpose. I have a passion to work collaboratively with clients to enable change and acceptance that enhances their wellbeing.
Training, qualifications and experience:
I became certified in 1994 as an Addictions Counsellor having completed a year’s full time training at Clouds House treatment centre for addictions. I received my accreditation in 1996 with NAADAC and was on their council of management. They later became the Federation of Alcohol and Drug Professionals. In making a decision to broaden my experience and scope I gained the qualification of Diploma in Integrative Counselling, in 1996.
In 1997 I obtained an Intermediate certificate in Gestalt Therapy and attended various courses to enhance my career. I have kept up my continuous development since then. I obtained my level 7 Post Grad in Counselling Supervision in 2012
Continuing on, I became accredited by the National Counselling Society (at senior level) as a counsellor, and counselling supervisor. You will find me listed on both the National Counselling Societies register of counsellors and supervisors. Also, the counselling directory
My experience includes over 20 years of managing residential and non-residential counselling teams. I have facilitated group and family conferences as well as working with clients on a 1-1 basis. I developed my own practice in the year 2000 and this is currently running.
My passion and commitment is reflected in my clients testimonials; for which I am grateful to receive.