About me

My background

I am an experienced counsellor, Consultative Supervisor and Solution Focused Hypnotherapist.  

 

I am a member of the Association of Solution Focused Hypnotherapists, the National Counsel of Hypnotherapy and an accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS accred.).

I worked in the NHS for 34 years as a Registered Nurse and have gained a wealth of experience and skills working with people helping them face a spectrum of challenges, including eating disorders, addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, depression and anxiety management.

My qualifications

Qualifying as a professional counsellor in 1997 - integrative model - I have favoured a person centred approach to therapy. However, the diversity of challenges and needs in my client group has led me into further training in a variety of other approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy and systemic Family Therapy. I strongly believe in adapting the therapy to the person.

I worked as specialist in an NHS eating disorder service for 14 years and have an Advanced Diploma in Mental Health Studies (eating disorders) 2004. I have acted as a supervisor and advisor to mental health professionals within the NHS and GP's. I have lectured regularly at the University of the West of England, and at numerous other venues around the country.

I now offer specialist training to counsellors and psychotherapists in and around the Bristol Area.

I hold a Diploma in Consultative Supervision and offer process and specialist supervision to therapists and other professionals.

I qualified as a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist in 2014 and am now teaching with Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training - specialising on helping people with eating problems (for example binge eating). I have  an interest in working with stress related conditions such as phobias and post traumatic stress.

I have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development, have regular supervision and hold appropriate insurance.

I am a qualified Shiatsu Practitioner (1992) but no longer practice. However, this has continued to inform my holistic approach within talking therapies.

Bristol Talking Therapies Ltd.

Specialist Counselling and Hypnotherapy

Availability

Monday 09.00 - 18.00

Tue to Fri 09.00 - 21.00

Bristol Talking Therapies Ltd is a Private Limited Company.

Company number 09904062