About Me

I began my training journey as a therapist over fifteen years ago after gaining a Certificate in Counselling Skills from UWE, Bristol in 2005. A few years later I started my training as a Play Therapist and in 2020 I fully qualified as a Counsellor for adults. I have experience since 2017 working with adults at two low-cost counselling charities in Bristol. I setup a private practice in 2019 and now I also work online UK-wide.

In my therapy work so far I have counselled people who have experienced anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, chronic pain, grief, loss and bereavement, shame, neglect and trauma. I have worked with a wide range of people with differing backgrounds and experiences. In the past I have received extensive inclusion, equality and diversity training as a practitioner and manager whilst living and working in one of the most diverse communities in the South-West.

I'm a Registered Member of BACP and trained at BCPC in Humanistic and Integrative counselling. I hold an Association for Counselling & Therapy Online (ACTO) Accredited and National Counselling Society approved Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling.


I'm also an Accredited Play Therapist and Creative Arts Counsellor for Children & Young People with PTUK. I have a private practice - Bristol Creative Therapy - working with children and young people 11+ which I setup in 2018. You can visit that website here.

Contact me for help with

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Life Transitions

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Traumatic experiences

  • Feelings of Shame

  • Stress Management

  • LGBTQ+ Counselling

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement

  • Dissatisfaction in Life

  • Loss of Meaning

  • Fear of Change

  • Parenting Challenges

  • and more...

Recent Training

  • Power in the Therapy Relationship (Nick Totten)

  • Compassion - the antidote to depression and trauma (Kate WIlliams)

  • Working with LGBTQ+ communities (Unity Sexual Health, Bristol)

  • Eat your Heart out - Susie Orbach (CaPPP, Bristol)

  • Private Practice Conference 2020 (BACP)

  • Compassion in Therapy Summit (The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion)

  • Trauma Master Series (NICABM)

  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling

  • The Secret Agent of Shame

See also bristolcreativeplaytherapy.co.uk/about