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Take a deep breath. Come and experience therapy with me. We’ll be together for 50 minutes every week. A space where you will be attentively listened to, and where you have the space to actually hear yourself.

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Learn More About Me

Update Sept 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering daytime only, telephone and video call sessions via Zoom instead of meeting face-to-face. Please get in touch if you need support during this time of uncertainty.

My practice space is in Newton St Loe, a rural village just 4 miles outside Bath, off PennyQuick. I provide 1:1 counselling for adults, either in person, or online Zoom. Being spiritually awake and fascinated by people and their behaviour, I treat every human being individually. My wish has always been to connect more authentically in whatever situation I’m in. I have a strong holistic approach, being aware of the link between our mind and body.   I am interested in how energy manifests in the body, that maybe affecting any health issue. I draw strength and inspiration from the natural world and regularly practice Transcendental meditation and yoga. 

Qualifications

 Counsellor

I have a PG Diploma in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling, from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC are a UKCP registered centre ) and, I am a member of the BACP (MBACP).

As an Integrative Counsellor, I trained in a range of different approaches to Counselling, and have integrated the best elements into my work. Humanistic means that my primary focus is on being with you, the client, as a human being, responding to what you uniquely bring, and intuitively supporting you in finding your own way forward. I have 7 years experience of seeing clients.

I continue my professional development by undertaking additional training, most recently focusing on  managing the aftermath of developmental trauma.  Other CPD training includes;

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Attachment theory 

  • Non violent resistant behaviour

  • Therapeutic Parenting

  • Trauma

  • Suicide awareness

I work to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Schedule a Session

First session is half price and a chance for us both to see if we can work with one another

Newton St Loe is easily accessible from Saltford, Keynsham, Brislington, Bristol, and Bath 

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting to Newton St Loe

By car From A4 Bristol take the 2nd exit off the Globe Pub roundabout, take the first exit off Pennyquick, and drive up the hill, turn left into the village.   There is free on street parking.  Buses run from Bristol & Bath to Newton Park (Bath Spa University) and a 10-15 min walk through fields with a concrete path into the village.  U5 and the Air decker go straight to the campus.

What are your fees?

I offer the initial session at half price £22.50 payable prior to the session.  Ongoing individual therapy is £45 per 50 minute session, payable either in cash or via bank transfer.  If  this fee doesn't suit your budget,  then please let me know as some concessionary rates are available for those with a low income household.

What to expect ?

When you are ready to seek counselling with me, please contact me via email or my mobile so we can begin to discuss what you are looking to get out of counselling. I will arrange an assessment and initial consultation with you at my practice, where you can find out more about me and how I work I will ask questions and take notes, and answer any questions that you may have about me and my work.  This session gives you the opportunity to explain how you would like to use the sessions. If you decide you would like to work with me, we will arrange weekly sessions (lasting 50 mins) in a short or long term arrangement. I will ask you to agree and sign a working contract. 

Confidentiality ? 

What you talk about in the sessions is confidential. I keep brief notes of each session, which are kept securely for three years after your counselling has finished. As a BACP counsellor, I have supervision from a qualified supervisor which helps maintain the quality of my work. My supervisor does not have access to information that could identify you (e.g. full name, address). I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics, which you are welcome to read.  

During the first session, after making you feel welcome, I will explain the outline of the session, as in what we will need to talk about next, and give you the opportunity to chose how you would like the session to run.  I will need to ask you some personal details, contact, GP details.  I will write these details down for my own safe keeping, and I will take a few notes and fill in an assessment form.   We will need to ensure there is time to discuss how you are feeling and what you are bringing to the counselling room. 

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