I offer counselling in North Somerset from a dedicated therapy room at my home in Portishead North Somerset.
Until 2015 I worked for six years as a CBT therapist and wellbeing advisor for Positive Step, a local NHS service providing talking therapy for anxiety and depression. Positive Step provides CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and counselling in North Somerset at GP surgeries in Portishead, Clevedon, Nailsea, Backwell, Yatton, Congresbury and Weston-super-Mare. If you are seeking to manage your anxiety and depression in order to ‘get back to normal’ and cannot get the help you need from the NHS I can help with this. I also offer a joint exploration of what your symptoms may be saying about your deeper needs in life.
A therapeutic space
The dedicated room where I see clients for counselling is tranquil and private with views over the Lake Grounds across the sea to Wales. A beautiful spot to go for a reflective walk along the coast or round the lake after counselling.
By car: Portishead is close to the M5 and by car it is an easy journey from Bristol, about 15-20 minute drive from the centre. There is off road parking on site.
By bicycle: Cycling from Bristol takes about 45-50 minutes and there is safe bicycle storage.
By bus: Buses from and to Bristol stop a 5-10 minute walk away. Below are some links to local bus timetables for more information:
I charge £50 for day time sessions and £55 for evening sessions (finishing after 5.30pm) for counselling in North Somerset. I have a few concessionary places for those on a low income, if that applies to you please ask me about this.
What happens next
Your initial appointment is an opportunity for both of us to get a sense of how it would be to work together. The aim is also to arrive at a shared understanding of the difficulties that bring you to counselling and what you are hoping to change. You are never under any obligation to continue with me and if I feel that I am not best placed to help I will hope to signpost you to a more appropriate service. If you do decide to work with me I usually suggest committing to a short number of agreed sessions and then review progress.
Telephone counselling & skype sessions
Telephone or skype sessions may be an option if you cannot make it to face to face meetings. If you would prefer ongoing skype or telephone appointments this is something we can discuss at our first meeting but it is helpful to meet face to face initially.
For more information about local psychological therapy services please click on the following link: