I am a warm empathetic counsellor based in North and Central Bristol .
I have lots of experience working with others around transition and change, including young people as they explore new challenges and responsibilities. In addition I have specific experience working with people with autism and aspergers. As well as being a fully qualified and registered counsellor, I also bring a wealth of life experiences to my work. I have spent over 30 years working and volunteering with vulnerable children, young people and adults, supporting them in discovering the very best they can be. Through my social work career I have developed a strong empathy and understanding of the impact of life difficulties, trauma and loss upon individuals and families. My experience includes working with adults with mental health difficulties, young people and adults with autism, young people in care, disabled children and young adults and parent carers.
I came to counselling initially as a journey of self discovery and discovered that I have an ability to support others with theirs. I relish the opportunity to be alongside others as, together, we uncover all of our possibilities.
I am a humanistic integrative counsellor offering an inclusive professional counselling service.
My practice draws upon a range of models including Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. This wide range of skills allows me to work in a unique way with all that you bring to our sessions.
Primarily, I work in a relational manner, aware that the quality of our relationship will have the greatest impact. This means that I will work hard to develop a trusting and collaborative relationship that gives you the safety you need in order to encounter current and past relationships. Together we will become aware of the impact of our counselling relationship in the ‘here and now’ and use this to build emotional resilience and strength.
Counselling brings the opportunity to make discoveries, unfold a true self, confront painful issues and discover who you are and who you can be.