Exploring your experience

Hello and welcome to my website.

Seeking therapy is a big decision, yet we can all find ourselves confused and in pain at times. This may be when we are struggling with relationships, we’re stuck in repeated patterns of behaviour, or when we are striving to find meaning in life. Psychotherapy can help you gain a better understanding of issues that may be troubling you, through expressing and reflecting on your feelings in a supportive and relational space.

I believe we all have a deep longing to connect with ourselves and others. I will aim to explore with you, your difficult emotions and aspects of your past and present that maybe influencing your current distress, and relationship patterns.

As a psychotherapist in training, I draw upon a range of approaches to suit the uniqueness of each client. Working together, with curiosity and compassion and without judgment, we can get closer to who you are, rather than focus on what you (and perhaps others) feel may be wrong with you. This process may be hard at times, and it will take time for trust to build between us.

Through this evolving therapeutic relationship and with your growing self-awareness and self-acceptance, we can explore how you may be able to approach life’s challenges with greater resilience and with the possibility for change.

I offer therapy sessions at the Practice Rooms in Bristol and Bath.

Why Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy can help with a broad range of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationship and identity issues, and concerns around trauma, grief and loss. Often the issues that are troubling you interrelate and are part of what it is to be human.

Ultimately, you are in control of our sessions, and this is your time. I see my role as helping you to examine your troubles and long held beliefs, and to explore new ways of dealing with the challenges of life. I am not there to fix or diagnose. Instead, I hope to help you to search for a better way of living.

More about me

My background career is in law. I am working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). As part of my training, I have undertaken a placement at a service which offers low cost counselling and psychotherapy. I have also volunteered at a South-West based charity that provides help and assistance to people excluded from society, many of whom have issues with addiction. I adhere to UKCP's ethical principles. I consult with a UKCP registered supervisor about my work.

Academic history/membership:

  • Studying for an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at BCPC
  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC)
  • LLM Environmental Law
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • UKCP – trainee member

How it works

Free phone consultation

If you are interested in us working together, I recommend an initial telephone consultation. This will usually take between 20 to 25 minutes and will be free of charge. During the call, we can decide whether you feel you would benefit from an initial meeting.

Initial meeting

This is an exploratory session of 50 minutes, which is an opportunity for you to share your feelings and expectations of therapy in more detail, and for me to explain my approach to how I work. If you feel that you would like us to work together, we can then discuss our future working arrangements.


Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place weekly, face to face. Psychotherapy is usually open-ended, meaning that we do not fix the number of sessions at the beginning. Time-limited therapy is something we can discuss.

Get in touch

Please contact me if you would like to have a chat about how psychotherapy works, or to ask about arranging a free phone consultation. Alternatively, you can call me on 07714 023 881.

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