I’m an NCPS-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist working in Central Bristol and online. I help clients with depression and anxiety, life changes and identity, social and relationship difficulties, trauma and PTSD. I also have an IARTT-certification as a Rewind Trauma therapist.

I’m an NCPS-accredited counsellor and psychotherapist working in Central Bristol and online. I help clients with depression and anxiety, life changes and identity, social and relationship difficulties, trauma and PTSD. I also have an IARTT-certification as a Rewind Trauma therapist.

How I work

01

Humanistic

I work firstly in a Humanistic way. This means my focus is on building a relationship that promotes your autonomous process of self-discovery. I aim to support you to develop a strong and healthy sense of self, to explore your feelings, find meaning and feel known.

My approach usually combines aspects of Humanistic therapies such as Person-Centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis, but I am able to draw on other therapeutic models as appropriate.

02

Collaborative

People seek therapy for different reasons. You may feel something is “off” in the way you experience the world, or you may be looking for relief from distress. You may be at a crossroads and unsure of your next steps. Or you may be looking to understand something that happened to you and the effects it had.

The therapeutic relationship (and process) offers an emotional whiteboard where – protected by confidentiality and free from the risk of judgment or censure – we can indulge in thought experiments, that will not leak into your life unless you are ready.

Through the piecing-together of your story with someone whose skilled and attentive listening is focused solely on you, you may join seemingly unrelated thoughts or see links between past and present that have otherwise eluded you. You may discover that you can now describe a missing part of yourself and see options and strategies for attaining it.

You may find that you suddenly have words for something that once was formless and menacing, and that in so doing we have reduced its power over you. You may simply have a better sense of who you are, once you are freed from the expectations and conditions of others.

03

Trauma informed

I work in a non-pathologising and trauma informed way. This means I believe the distress we feel in living is best understood not as some kind of fault inside the individual but as an understandable and very human reaction to adverse situational factors. I won’t ignore the context and impact of your adverse lived experiences. I will always adapt the theory to the person, not squeeze the person into the model.

I am an unconditional ally to anyone who has been mocked, belittled, minimised, silenced, scapegoated, bullied, abused, marginalised, othered, excluded or exiled. I have experience with survivors of hate crimes and domestic abuse and I am ready to work with complex trauma, wherever you are in your journey.

I became a therapist because I wanted to make an empathic response to suffering and offer an alternative to the “othering” of client experience I was seeing in some areas of mental health. You’re not broken. Let’s start there.

01

Humanistic

I work firstly in a Humanistic way. This means my focus is on your autonomous process of self-discovery. I aim to support you to develop a strong and healthy sense of self, to explore your feelings, find meaning and feel known.

My approach usually combines aspects of Humanistic therapies such as Person-Centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis, but I am able to draw on other therapeutic models as appropriate.

02

Collaborative

People seek therapy for different reasons. You may feel something is “off” in the way you experience the world, or you may be looking for relief from distress. You may be at a crossroads and unsure of your next steps. Or you may be looking to understand something that happened to you and the effects it had.

The therapeutic relationship (and process) offers an emotional whiteboard where – protected by confidentiality and free from the risk of judgment or censure – we can indulge in thought experiments, that will not leak into your life unless you are ready.

Through the piecing-together of your story with someone whose skilled and attentive listening is focused solely on you, you may join seemingly unrelated thoughts or see links between past and present that have otherwise eluded you. You may discover that you can now describe a missing part of yourself and see options and strategies for attaining it.

You may find that you suddenly have words for something that once was formless and menacing, and that in so doing we have reduced its power over you. You may simply have a better sense of who you are, once you are freed from the expectations and conditions of others.

03

Trauma informed

I work in a non-pathologising and trauma informed way. This means I believe the distress we feel in living is best understood not as some kind of fault inside the individual but as a very human reaction to adverse situational factors. I won’t ignore the context and impact of your adverse lived experiences. I will always adapt the theory to the person, not squeeze the person into the model.

I am an unconditional ally to anyone who has been mocked, belittled, minimised, silenced, scapegoated, bullied, abused, marginalised, othered, excluded or exiled. I have experience with survivors of hate crimes and domestic abuse and I am ready to work with complex trauma, wherever you are in your journey.

I became a therapist because I wanted to make an empathic response to suffering and offer an alternative to the “othering” of client experience I was seeing in some areas of mental health. You’re not broken. Let’s start there.

Where I work

BS1

11 Orchard Street, Bristol

This calm location right in the heart of Bristol is tucked away in a quiet street behind the Hippodrome, two minutes from College Green bus stops and Trenchard Street car park. There are bathrooms in the building, while ramps and a groundfloor room can be organised in advance for access. I also sometimes work from 28 Orchard Street, just across the street.

BS23

Weston-super-Mare

I now have a space for face-to-face work, serving Weston, Worle and the villages, where there is increasing demand. I have not finalised regular practice hours and availability at the current time, but please enquire.

Zoom

Online clients are very welcome

Working online can solve some accessibility issues and I have found that, as long as clients have a quiet and confidential place to work, then working online poses no real barriers to relationship building. I send a Zoom link and a secure payment link ahead of the session. Clients from overseas are equally welcome.

BS1

11 Orchard Street, Bristol

This calm location right in the heart of Bristol is tucked away in a quiet street behind the Hippodrome, two minutes from College Green bus stops and Trenchard Street car park. There are bathrooms in the building, while ramps and a groundfloor room can be organised in advance for access. I also sometimes work from 28 Orchard Street, just across the street.

BS23

Weston-super-Mare

I now have a space for face-to-face work, serving Weston, Worle and the villages, where there is increasing demand. I have not finalised regular practice hours and availability at the current time, but please enquire.

Zoom

Online clients are very welcome

Working online can solve some accessibility issues and I have found that, as long as clients have a quiet and confidential place to work, then working online poses no real barriers to relationship building. I send a Zoom link and a secure payment link ahead of the session. Clients from overseas are equally welcome.

Get started

Book a free initial consultation

If you feel like you want to take the next step, the first thing we need to do is have a brief, free conversation over Zoom, with no obligation. This gives you a chance to see if I might be the right fit for you. It also allows me to ensure I have the right skills or experience for your therapy needs.

Next steps

Starting therapy

If you’re happy we’ll then book in a first session. I generally recommend weekly appointments, in notional blocks of six with a review at each sixth session. Evening appointments are available.

Get started

Book a free initial consultation

If you feel like you want to take the next step, the first thing we need to do is have a brief, free conversation over Zoom, with no obligation. This gives you a chance to see if I might be the right fit for you. It also allows me to ensure I have the right skills or experience for your therapy needs.

Next steps

Starting therapy

If you’re happy we’ll then book in a first session. I generally recommend weekly appointments, in notional blocks of six with a review at each sixth session. Evening appointments are available.

My credentials

My credentials

Accredited Register

Professional Associations

Qualifications & Experience

  • Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice (Prof Dip Psy C)
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (Dip CST)
  • CBT Practitioner Certificate
  • IARTT Rewind Trauma Therapy training
  • Victim Support volunteer counsellor
  • Samaritans listener training
  • Enhanced DBS ✅

    Professional Indemnity Insurance
    Howden

    GSRD
    I am commited to gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. Come to therapy as yourself, without fear of judgment or bias.

    Autism affirmative
    There is no typical and atypical. People are beautiful and unique, not defective and disordered.