I'm a qualified BACP registered therapist working from Saltford, Bristol. I have been counselling for 7 years and have worked with the NHS seeing clients from all over Bristol with any number of issues. For the last few years I have been working from home, in my garden office.
Before training as a psychotherapist I had a corporate role in a telecommunications company and can understand the stress of working in a fast paced, demanding environment. I have been through several bouts of severe depression in my life as well as suffering from post-natal depression after each of my 2 children were born. I have used counselling to help me get through these phases and see it as an essential tool to help identify what can be changed and accepting what cannot. Talking therapy has changed my life and it can do the same for you. I used counselling to help me look back at my past, process and understand it, as well as make different choices for myself and my future. Without the support I received from excellent counsellors, I would not be the person I am today.
As I have suffered with debilitating mental health issues in the past, I hold no judgement for anyone's situation. We are all trying our best to get through the only way we know how. These habits might not be helpful for you anymore and you might need some guidance on finding a new way to cope. I treat all my clients with the respect and kindness they deserve. Your behaviour and life up to this point are based on your past experiences, but it doesn't have to stay that way, if you don't want it to. I can support you through your problem and we can work together to carve out a new way of being.
I am naturally positive and this comes through in every aspect of my work and life. Finding hope in something in your future can be the spark to getting through a very low time. I also believe that the therapy room doesn't need to be serious all the time; joking and communal laughing are some of the most bonding and joyful experiences. So you can always expect a smile from me and a hug if you need it,
My hobbies include painting, drawing, sculpture, reading, being outside walking, sleeping! Most importantly spending time with my lovely family