I am a Relate-trained counsellor with many years’ experience offering relationship counselling to individuals and couples. I have a private practice in Bristol seeing clients both in person and online, both during the day and in the evening.
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.
About Relationship Counselling
There are many and varied reasons which lead people to seek relationship
counselling. These may include issues such as communication, bereavement,
fertility, trust, intimacy, family issues – including parenting, step-families and
extended families – infidelity, work, financial worries and separation or divorce.
As an experienced counsellor I have worked with individuals and couples from
diverse backgrounds and I welcome same-sex and heterosexual couples.
Are you struggling to discuss important issues with your partner without an
argument or do you disagree on how to parent your children? Are you finding it
difficult to be intimate together or is work stress impacting upon your relationship? Have you recently separated from your partner and would like to explore what went wrong or do you have difficulty in developing and sustaining intimate relationships?
I aim to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which we can work together on the issues that are important to you, meeting your unique, individual needs.
I can offer short or longer-term counselling. In short term counselling we can focus on the more immediate issues you are experiencing in your day-to-day life whereas longer term work might allow a wider perspective on how your past experiences may be affecting your current difficulties. Length of counselling varies but six sessions is a helpful minimum.
Please feel free to contact me via the details below so that we can arrange a time to talk on the phone about your needs and how we might work together. Taking the first step in seeking support can feel daunting and I will do everything I can to help you to feel at ease.
All sessions are 50 minutes in length and cost £60 for individual counselling and £75 for couple counselling.
The initial consultation is charged at £40 for individuals and £50 for couples.
Website and Contact Details
p: 07883 082046