Specialist Fertility and Miscarriage Counselling


Individual and Couple Therapy

In Person in Bristol and Online


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.

The Value of Counselling

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.

My Services

Fertility Counselling

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.

Miscarriage Counselling

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.

Individual Therapy

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.

Couple Therapy

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.

Professional Profile

My Background

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

  • BA (Hons) Developmental Psychology (University of Sussex)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (University of Bristol)
  • Certificate in Self-Hypnosis (The British Society for Clinical and Academic Hypnosis )

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

  • Specialist Sexual Assault Counsellor at the Bristol Sexual Assault Referral Centre (from 2008 to 2013) working with people who have been sexually abused in childhood or sexually assaulted as adults.
  • Student Counsellor at The University of Bristol Student Counselling Service and at Filton College of Further Education (1994 to 2009) counselling students of all ages and across a huge range of life experiences.
  • Collaborative Coach, providing emotional support to couples (individually or together) who are considering or undergoing Collaborative Separation or Divorce (see http://www.collaborativefamilylawyers.co.uk/collaborative-family-lawyers/bristol).
  • Senior Infertility Counsellor at The Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (2008 to present date)
  • Specialist Infertility Counsellor for Ms Uma Gordon at the Bristol Fertility Clinic (2013 to present date)
  • Specialist Infertility Counsellor for CREATE fertility (2018 to present date)
  • Wellbeing Counsellor for the Women's and Children's Health Directorate, Southmead Hospital (2015 to present date)
  • Miscarriage and Infertility Counsellor for Miss Amanda Jeffries, Dr Charline Villa and Dr Olliver O'Donovan at St Michael's Hospital (2014 to present date)
  • Specialist Infertility Counsellor at The Centre for Reproductive Medicine (from 1997 to 2008)

My Location

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.

Get In Touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about counselling and how I work, or to arrange an initial appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of starting therapy and whether I can help you. You can also call or text me on 07847 263 794 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential.