Welcome to my website.
If you have found yourself here you are probably thinking about finding someone to talk to about something that is troubling you. I offer experienced counselling and supervision in the Bristol area at my practice in Clifton and Montpelier. Please feel free to look around my website, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
A bit about how I work.
Relationship is everything, when we feel disconnected from ourselves we feel disconnected from everyone around us leading to feelings of sadness, depression, anger and loneliness. When we become overwhelmed with these feelings we often turn to other ways of coping to self-soothe such as food, alcohol, prescribed and non-prescribed medication or inapproptiate relationships in order to numb us from these feelings. Our emotions first arrive in our bodies, this information is our bodies way of processing what is going on around us, alerting us that something is making us feel uncomfortable. If we learn to listen to these messages we can start to make sense of what is happening to us and make the changes necessary to fulfil our potential and lead a more enjoyable life.
Therapy can help you rebuild the feeling of connection through the relationship with your therapist, helping you to navigate difficult feelings and have them heard in a non-judgmental space, reducing the intensity of them and gaining a new perspective of your experiences whilst helping you find a way forward. With the right support you can take control of your life.
If you would like to know more about the counselling I offer just click on the counselling tab above. If you are a counsellor/psychotherapist who is looking for supervision for your clinical work you can find out more on my supervision page. On my blog page you will find books, websites, articles, and details of other therapies that will help and support you while you are in therapy.
I am committed to my ongoing professional development and regularly engage in research and workshops relevant to my profession. I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of ethics. You can find out more about this on the BACP website: http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/new_ef.php