Classic Counselling

(Talking Therapy)

* Photo by David Abrams @ http://www.davidabram.co.uk/

I am a Senior Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS).

I trained in Person Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic theories and currently use a mix of these. However, my preferred way of working is using IFS (Internal Family Systems) with a transpersonal, wild therapy approach. IFS Level 1 completed 2018, IFS Level 2 completed 2023.

I work with clients aged from 16 years onwards.. I have counselled for NHS North Bristol Trust and have been school counsellor at two secondary schools. I have worked for the Priory, Bristol. I currently also work at the University of Bath as Specialist Mentor (Mental Health and ASC) in the Disability Service.

I have worked for over 20 years in primary, secondary, further and higher education, and also in the Steiner tradition. I have a full DBS (police) check which can be viewed.

I love working with people who feel they don’t quite fit and have had many clients of all ages who identify or are diagnosed as autistic / ASD / ASC / Aspergers. I have given several trainings to other counsellors and groups to enable them to work more effectively with this client group.

From 2017-2022 I was a committee member and Chair of a large counselling organisation, called CaPPP. Through CaPPP I keep connected to the current issues concerning counsellors and psychotherapists. It also allows me to access a wide range of highly experienced individuals and means I can efficiently refer clients on if I do not have space, or if they need a highly specialised service.

Classic 50 minute sessions once per week – £70 per session per session (individual) and £85 per session (couples)

These sessions are good for people who want to follow the traditional model of therapy – one session a week for a number of weeks. This gives time for gentle exploration and for us to really get to know each other.

These can be online, in my garden or in my counselling room.

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One-off, standalone 2 hour session£150 per session

This is a great option if you have a situation that is puzzling you and you would like some quick exploration and may be intense, and it will give you pointers for further exploration. Please contact me to discuss if this looks useful.

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On location outdoor sessions

Held at Avebury or Westonbirt (toilets and cafe available) or Stanton Drew (no toilets or cafe) 2 hours £200, 3 hours £250

These sessions are fantastic for anyone who prefers to be out of doors and thinks they might want to bring nature / history / bigger perspective into our work. The extra cost takes my travel / admission / parking etc into account.

Of course you can feel free to try out different options and we can reflect on what works best for you.