- Phone number
- 07974 760398
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
About me: I have 28 years experience as a Nurse, although currently work solely as a Counsellor. This perhaps adds a down to earth reality to my work, and I aim to offer warmth, non-judgement and understanding.
What counselling can offer: It can be daunting to take the step to meet with a Counsellor, but if you can feel the counselling room is a safe and confidential space, healing can begin. I truly believe that whether you want to talk about your life, learn more about yourself, find break-throughs in thinking and behaviours, or just long to be heard and understood, the counselling relationship can help restore lost balance in life or even gain some for the first time. We all experience upsetting times in our lives, past or present, and these can overwhelm us. Anxiety and depression can end up affecting our lives, relationships and sense of hope for the future. Without growing in self-awareness, it is difficult to make positive life changes. That's why I'm passionate about what counselling can offer, and have great faith in the power of the relationship between counsellor and client.
Training, qualifications & experience: Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling (Dip HIC)- 2008-2011, Certificate in Counselling Skills- 2007-2008, Registered General Nurse training (RGN)- 1989-1993
I worked as a Volunteer Counsellor at SWAN Protect, Bristol 2008-2012 and at Weston College, Weston Super Mare 2010-2012.
My Private Practice began in 2010.
I have developed insight into, and understanding of my counselling work through Conferences, Study Days, Self-Directed Learning and by attending Private Supervision, Individual and Group Supervision at my Placements, and a Peer Supervision group since 2008. I'm also a member of CAPPP (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Private Practice), a Support Network for Practitioners in the South West.