We all have times in our lives when we experience difficulties. These can be related to our relationships with partners or family, life events like birth, death or serious illness, or difficult experiences from our past that make it hard to deal with things in the present.
Often a friend or family member can be a good support during these times. Sometimes it can be hard to talk to those around you. This could be because they are directly involved with the difficulty, have different views from you or are also struggling to understand the issue. Sometimes the issue or problem feels too personal for you to feel able to talk to them.
As qualified counsellors we can provide professional support at these times. We offer a confidential space where you can be helped to find new resources which could help you approach your difficulties in a new way.
We do not give advice but with the skills and approaches we have been trained to use, we will help you find your own answers.
As a counsellor we do not judge, we are here to help. We have a lot of experience helping people who are dealing with emotionally traumatic events, both in the present and in the past.
I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist. I have 15 years experience in training, education and management. I have worked at Bath Spa University, Wiltshire County Council, Wiltshire College and in the inner city areas of London, Bristol and Birmingham.
In addition I have particular experience working with loss of confidence and self esteem difficulties, the impact of bullying at home, school and the workplace and chronic, cumulative and subtle childhood trauma.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have been counselling individuals since 2001 in a wide range of settings including Bath University, Bath City College, a GP surgery, an Employee Assistance Programme and in Private Practice. I was also a Trustee of the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling.