'Counselling is an umbrella term that covers a range of talking therapies. They are delivered by trained practitioners who work with people over a short or long term to help them bring about effective change or enhance their well-being.'
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
'Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.
A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). they can help you deal with any negative thoughts and feelings you have.'
- National Health Service
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, its the only thing that ever has. - Margret Mead
How We Will Work Together.
It is my belief that you are your own expert. You know what is best for you. I may have solutions or suggestions to your problems but they may not be your way of doing things.
If I try to give you the answers, I would be taking your self actualizing moment from you and that is not what will work for you best in the long run.
I am an integrative counsellor that has worked in person centered organisations but I have a strong affiliation towards Psychodynamic counselling.
I integrate other ways of working such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential thinking to name a few.
One of my strongest beliefs is that the relationship between counsellor and client is of paramount importance to successful therapy. To see if we can make a match the first session is half price.
Not a lot to lose, so much to gain, make your first appointment today.
“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me”
― Carl R. Rogers
In our first session we will arrange to have Approximately 6 sessions, which can be extended to more on mutual agreement.
Sessions can be held in a range of locations in the Bristol/South Gloucestershire area or in your own home.
Sessions cost £40, discounts can be applied to bulk bookings. I believe counselling should be available to all therefore Concessionary rates are available to those that can not afford the full rate, contact to find out more.
If a therapeutic relationship can not be formed a referral to a relevant service can be made.