I would like to extend a warm welcome to my website.
Whether you have had counselling before or this is the first time you've considered seeking professional support for a difficult issue in your life, I hope I may be able to offer something that can help you at this time.
I have been a counsellor for twenty seven years and have a wide range of experience in individual and couple therapy.
My specialist areas are infertility and miscarriage support and I've been involved in this field since 1996.
I also offer counselling to those couples for whom their fertility treatment is coming to an end and who are thinking about having a family through adoption.
I counsel couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships - either due to infertility difficulties or for other personal reasons.
At times of stress, sadness, anxiety or uncertainty counselling is the chance to talk through the problems or dilemmas you may be facing and allows you the chance to to discover your own way to a greater understanding of yourself and your problems, and helps you find your way towards the solutions that work best for you.
Whether you’ve had counselling before or this is the first time you've ever considered seeking professional input for a difficult issue in your life, I hope I may be able to offer something that can help you.
If you live in or around Bristol or in the Southwest of England, I can see you at my practice room in Bishopston, North Bristol, UK. My practice is easily accessed from Portishead, Almondsbury, Filton, Patchway, Keynsham, Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Chipping Sodbury and the surrounding areas.
I also work online via Zoom. This means I can support people who can’t make face-to-face appointments or who live elsewhere in the UK or abroad.
The fertility journey can be an extremely emotional one and at times can feel overwhelming and all-consuming. Talking to an experienced professional can help you navigate your way through this process; manage your emotions better; and steer your way through the challenges, anxieties and fears that such an unexpected life event can bring.
The grief and pain associated with suffering a miscarriage, a missed miscarriage or recurrent miscarriages is very profound and can feel all-consuming. This is even harder if you’ve finally conceived after having undergone a successful VF treatment. Talking with someone who understands this often unrecognised distress can help you make sense of your emotions and enable you to work through this deeply personal and painful experience.
If you are troubled by a specific issue, or you just feel that something is preventing you from living your life in the way you want to, talking therapy can help you find the answers that you seek.
If you and your partner are experiencing relationship difficulties, couple counselling can help you reconnect and work together to improve your communication, resolve complex issues, perhaps be more open and honest with each other and develop techniques so you can move forward together.
Sessions & Fees
1 hour, £60 per session.
6 Session package
Payment in full required in advance.
Fees can be paid by bank transfer.
As well as offering daytime appointments, I also have evening and Saturday morning slots.
I don’t give any recommendation for the number, frequency or regularity of sessions. but rather accommodate the needs of each individual or couple.
Some people feel it would be helpful to come every week, while others can only come every other week or every few weeks. Likewise, many people prefer to use my service as an emotional resource and come as-and-when they need some extra support. I’m happy to allow autonomy for you in this regard and offer whatever makes it possible for you.
I also work very flexibly in terms of the day and time of the appointment because some people work shifts or have commitments that mean they can’t come on the same day or at the same time every week. I am happy to work around your availability.
Please see my page on Terms of Service for more information.
I’m an experienced BACP registered and BICA accredited therapist, with twenty-seven years of experience. I provide humanistic counselling for adult individuals and couples on a short-term or long-term basis. I also have considerable expertise in fertility and miscarriage counselling.
I’ve had my own private practice in North Bristol since 2014, seeing people face-to-face and online. Working virtually means I'm able to offer my service to people who live anywhere in the UK or abroad.
Although I specialise in the field of miscarriage and infertility, I’ve always continued to practice individual and couple therapy as well.
Training and Qualifications
Supervision and Personal & Professional Development
I undertake regular clinical supervision of my work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and I’m committed to ensuring my own ongoing personal and professional development to keep my skills and knowledge up to date in those fields that are relevant to my work.
Regulation, Registration and Accreditation
Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
For further information see http://www.BACP.co.uk
Accredited member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (AMBICA)
For further information see http://www.bica.net
Registered on the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists in line with Professional Standards Authority Requirements
For further information see http://www.bacpregister.co.uk/
I have worked in a range of settings since qualifying in 1996
My practice room is situated conveniently for the city centre, the M32, M4 and M5.
Brynland Avenue is a one-way street that runs south, parallel to the A38 (Gloucester Rd).
Free parking is available in the streets nearby.