Here at Heart to Heart we pride ourselves in having a diverse team of counsellors who are passionate about providing effective and quality counselling. We would like to tell you about our counsellors and the diverse range of experience across the team.All our counsellors are members of the BACP or are Registered and work within the ethical frame work.
Kerry- Qualified Integrative counsellor
I am the founder of Heart to Heart Bristol, I am a qualified counsellor and a registered MBACP. I have experience working with children and young people as well as Adults and relationship counselling. I use a person centred approach at the core my work and corporate different theories and approaches to meet each individuals needs.I have previously worked in a secondary school working with children and young people with issues such as, self esteem, self harm, bereavement, abuse, bullying, trauma and many more.
I have worked with Adults who have experienced issues (including the above) such as relationship breakdown, loss and bereavement, addiction, mental health issues,depression,suicidal thoughts, family dynamics, sexuality,PTSD, anger. I have a back ground working with children as well as working with adults within the metal health services.
I believe that given the right conditions everyone has the ability to self heal, each person has the potential to explore and understand their own feelings/thoughts of the issues that they may struggle with. Within my therapeutic relationship with you, i hope to provide a deeper understanding of them allowing you to become more self aware and helping you gain a sense of control, within a safe and confidential environment.
Steph-Qualified Integrative counsellor
I am an integrative counsellor, I work mainly using person-centred principles but I also have skills in solution focused methods. My counselling and therapy approach is effective with children and young people as well as adults facing challenges including anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, difficulties regulating emotions, bereavement and relationship problems.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling as well as a degree in Psychology and Criminology.
I have a special interest in working with families affected by disability and have worked extensively with young carers and siblings of children with disabilities. I also work with adults and young people who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition.
Alongside my counselling practice I also work with families who have children with complex disabilities offering support and respite.
In my earlier career I have worked for schools, health services and local authorities to increase access to services and opportunities for all.
Patricia-Qualified Integrative counsellor
I am fully qualified from a BACP accredited training and a registered member (MBACP) of the BACP. My counselling work has a humanistic, person-centred approach, drawing heavily from psychodynamic and gestalt as well as other theory.
I welcome all the different parts of you into our counselling space and intend to provide a safe, warm environment where we can build a trusting and authentic relationship. Our relationship will form the basis for our work together and from here we can explore what it is that is troubling you at present, perhaps looking at what in your past experience may have affected you and to look towards your future.
Cath – Qualified Integrative counsellor
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a Registered Member of the BACP
I offer one to one counselling for adults, providing a caring and non-judgmental safe space for you to explore and resolve the issues you are struggling with.My counselling approach is primarily person-centred, meaning that your sessions will progress in the direction you choose, and at a pace you are comfortable with. I integrate elements of other counselling approaches as appropriate to best reflect your own needs and preferences.
I have experience of working with a variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, bullying, emotional abuse, low self-esteem, addiction, social anxiety, separation and divorce, adult carers, work-related stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and childhood issues.
In addition to my counselling qualification I have completed further training in Bereavement Support and with the Foundation for Infant Loss.I regularly attend counselling workshops and training courses to continue my learning.
Fiona- Qualified Integrative counsellor
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a member of the BACP I have studied counselling for four years completing levels one to four, my level four being the therapeutic CPCAB diploma. I am passionate about raising awareness in mental health and helping others achieve balance, enlightenment and aiding growth in self awareness.
My therapy is person centred approach I believe in each of us we have the ability to reconnect with our inner selves given the right support and encouragement and compassion. I have lots of life experience which helps with understanding your problems. I have worked with complex PTSD, Trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement, abuse and domestic violence. I hope to help others who struggle in anyway with a non-judgmental and calm presence.
Halgan-Qualified Integrative counsellor
I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor using person centred approach and draw form other theories and approaches to meet each individual client needs. I am a registered Member of the BACP and attended regularly training and workshops to further develop my learning as counsellor. I have experience working with children and young people with in a school setting ,working with a wide range of issues as well as working with adults.
I work with a diverse range of presenting and developing issues including depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, emotional abuse, sexual identity, bullying, addiction, social anxiety, separation and divorce, work-related stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and also grief and loss.
I believe that person centered therapy can help to decrease or, hopefully, eliminate feelings of distress. Its non-judgmental and non-directive stance allows me to provide unconditional positive regard to the people that i work with. I hope that the work that takes place within the therapeutic relationship can become a useful and positive method of self care. I provide empathy and understanding from a non judgmental perspective, allowing the relationship between myself and the person i am working with to become one that is beneficial and supportive.
Louise – Qualified Counsellor
At heart, I work with a person-centred approach to counselling. I enjoy working in an open and creative way and in the direction that both benefits and makes the client feel at ease. I am a member of the BACP and follow the ethical framework.
I have worked with clients experiencing Post and Pre-natal anxiety and depression. Alongside this, I have experience with working with self-harm, loss of self-esteem, disordered eating, hoarding, relationship breakdown, bereavement, miscarriage, loss, birth trauma, work stress and bullying. My aim is to provide clients with a safe place to explore these difficult situations and emotions that life can sometimes present.
Rose – Qualified Counsellor
I am a fully qualified Counsellor with experience in working therapeutically with adults and young people. I work in a person-centred style, incorporating my training and practice of mindfulness and compassion-focused approaches. What this means is that in therapy, I help my clients to effectively express and explore their experience, and support them to find their own individual way forward. I don’t direct or advise, but guide and assist collaboratively, drawing on my knowledge and experience of different theories and techniques.
There are many different things that might bring someone to therapy, whether it be: a life-changing or traumatic event, such as a bereavement, relationship breakdown, health crisis, or an experience of abuse; emotional distress such as feelings of hopelessness, despair, fear, or low self-esteem; relationship difficulties within families, social groups, or at work/educational settings; a desire to make changes, such as breaking unhelpful or damaging habits or behaviour, or tackling stress; or perhaps a point in life that requires reflection, improved self-understanding or an exploration of identity.
Whatever the concern, my aim is to provide a safe and supportive space in which my clients can talk openly, within a caring, non-judge mental therapeutic relationship. I believe that by increasing self-awareness and developing a healthier relationship with ourselves and our life experience, we all have the capacity to make lasting and effective change, even if at first this seems impossible.I have a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Mindfulness-based Approaches. I am a member of the BACP and adhere to a professional and ethical framework.