I have worked as a counsellor for over 20 years and provide my clients with counselling from a comfortable, peaceful, private room in Clevedon. I offer long term and short term counselling for individuals from the age of 13 upwards.
I have specialist training in domestic abuse issues for women and the trauma of rape and sexual abuse. I work as a sessional Counsellor in several charity settings as well as in my own practice.
I also have a great deal of experience working with adolescents and young people due to having previously worked in a college environment and currently working with young people who have experienced abuse, for a specialist organisation.
I am a registered accredited member of the BACP and adhere to its code of ethics and practice. I am also a member of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP).
Training, qualifications and experience:
Diploma In Professional Studies Counselling. University of The West of England, 2000;
Certificates in Counselling theory and Counselling practice, 1998;
Specialist training in Domestic violence;
Specialist training in trauma;
Specialist training in rape and sexual abuse.
Additional training in trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, psycho-sexual issues, loss, working with young people, anger issues, eating disorders, attachment and loss, autism / Asperger's, mindfulness, counselling men, dissociation, somatisation.
My training was integrative and I work in a person-centered, humanistic way where the relationship between client and counsellor is crucial in enabling the client's exploration of problems and difficulties.
You will be offered a safe, respectful non judgmental environment where trust can be built up and you can work through your issues at your own pace and in complete confidence. I am calm, warm and approachable and view all my clients as individuals with their own unique story.
I am open and flexible in my approach, believing that you should feel free to use your sessions in the way that feels best for you, with us working side by side in our aim to explore and resolve your difficulties.