I work in person from The Harbourside Practice in central Bristol on:
- Tuesday morning
- Wednesday morning
I offer online appointments on:
- Wednesday evening
- Thursday morning and afternoon
- Friday morning and afternoon
Standard 50 minute appointments are charged at £60, with the option of 60 minute session for £65.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a specific interest in adult ADHD and practise using an integrative, relational approach to therapy.
Integrative in that I’m not limited to working within one therapeutic approach or ‘style of counselling’. I’m able to flexibly draw from different approaches, primarily person-centred, gestalt and psychodynamic.
Relational as I recognise most difficulties we experience come from our relationships with others, and it is the relationship between client and therapist that underpins effective therapeutic work.
I am experienced working with men and women on a broad range of issues.
I have a special interest in working with neurodiversity, particularly adult awareness / late diagnosis of ADHD, its emotional impact and affect on past and present behaviour and relationships.
I also work with men’s issues, for example expectations/roles/identity, parenting, emotional awareness, expression and safety, and interpersonal and intimate relationships. In my experience, doing this work with another man can be especially meaningful.
I work with kindness and compassion to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to be heard, understood and to get what you need from our work together. We will work collaboratively and I’ll be an engaged, active participant in helping you work towards your therapeutic goals: I won’t just sit there nodding or reflecting back what you say to me. I am with you but will also challenge you and encourage you to take reasonable risks, when appropriate.
I don’t have all the answers and I’m not the expert on you – I firmly believe that you are. But going it alone is tough and by working together, we stand a much better chance at finding the right words for you to understand yourself, your experiences and your relationships.
The relationship between client and therapist is unique, one that isn’t experienced anywhere else, and one where you are at its centre. I am separate from your social circles and family, and won’t judge, give my opinion or advise you on what to do. Together we can create a space that is entirely focused on you and what you need. Given how crucial the relationship is between client and therapist, it is important you feel we are a good fit.
My first session
Taking the first step towards counselling can feel hard so after taking this big step it’s important to check we’re a good fit. I offer a free 25 minute phone/video call so we can meet each other and have an initial chat. You can then decide if you want to book a first appointment from there.
If we go ahead, we will check in regularly to see how things are between us and if you’re getting what you need from our work together.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Neurodiversity, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work