About

I am an accredited registered counsellor and have a private practice in Bristol seeing clients both in person and online. I work from a central location at the Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms: https://bristoltalkingtherapyrooms.co.uk

My interest in counselling began many years ago when studying psychology as an undergraduate in Bradford. In 1994 I moved to Bristol where I trained and worked as a helpline volunteer for Womankind until 1996. In 2008/9, inspired by further study in psychology, I trained and began working with Relate as an adult relationship counsellor. During this time I also worked for a charity called School-Home Support where, in 2011, I qualified and worked as a casework supervisor across a number of primary and secondary schools in Bristol.

Over the course of the last 27 years I have held numerous roles across schools, the voluntary sector, local authorities and NHS and am passionate about improving outcomes for children and families.

In addition to the following qualifications, I undertake ongoing Continuing Professional Development to ensure I work in line with best practice, keeping abreast of developments in the counselling world:

  • University Advanced Diploma in Couple Counselling – Relate Institute via University of Hull
  • Certificate in Supervision Studies – Canterbury Christ Church University
  • BA (Hons.) Interdisciplinary Human Studies  – University of Bradford
  • PGDip. Women’s Studies – University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Undergraduate Child Development and Social Psychology modules – The Open University

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and adhere to their code of ethics; my membership no. is NCS21-01464. My work is professionally supervised to ensure that I maintain the best standards of practice.

Client confidentiality and privacy are important features of our work. I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), reference no. ZB204169, and ensure that I keep your data safely and in accordance with GDPR https://ico.org.uk/. I provide a privacy agreement and working agreement outlining these aspects of the service I offer. You can find my privacy policy at the bottom of my home page.

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