Mrs Valerie Phillips | Accredited Counsellor | Bristol | NCS

Mrs Valerie Phillips

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS21-00152

Location: Bristol

With over 25 years of client experience, I offer welcoming and safe space for you to take time out from life's difficulties and be heard.
Giving yourself time to speak honestly and in your own way, reveals what is important for you now, which enhances deeper meaning and happiness in your life.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Completed trainings:

    Fdsc. In Counselling, Bristol University (2010)

    Healing Training with the NFSH (now the Healing Trust) (1991)

    Supervision Training Course for Cruse Bereavement Care (2008)

    Cruse Bereavement Training (2001)

    RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills(1999)

    CPD courses include: Depression, Suicide, Anger workshop, working with Drugs and Alcohol, Working Creatively, Working with clients with learning difficulties, Child protection, Bereavement and family systems, Mental Health, Art Therapy.(2000 to present day)

    I am a qualified Counseller and Healer, as well as a registered member of BACP.

    As well as counselling, I offer Relaxation, non denominational meditation, Healing and offer various self healing techniques.

    I have many years of counselling experience working in organisations which include Cruse Bereavement Care, Marie Stopes International and and Penny Brohn Cancer Care. When I was at Penny Brohn I also offered healing to clients.

    I have had my own Private client practice (from 1995 to present day)

    Organisational therapeutic roles;

    PENNY BROHN CANCER CARE (2015 to 2018) ;

    . Supporting clients through their cancer journey
    . Facilitating advanced support training courses for cancer clients
    and carers
    . My role included offering non denominational healing as well as
    counselling to clients and their carers

    • Pregnancy and Abortion counselling (2010 to 2015)

    CRUISE BEREAVEMENT CARE (2001 to 2010)

    • Supervisor of Cruse counsellors (2008 to 2010)
    • Bereavement Counsellor (2001 to 2010)
    • Trainer for new counsellors on Grief and Pregnancy module : The teaching included awareness around clients who have experienced Abortion, Miscarriage and Stillbirth (2005-2009)
    Private Practice (1994 to present day)
    • Facilitating Relaxation and Meditation groups
    • Counselling one to one
    • Healing one to one
    • Counselling Model: Integrative and Person Centred
    • Healing : Energy Healing
    • Meditation : Eclectic practices for relaxation
    • Experience of working with : bereavement, pregnancy, trauma, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, addictive behaviour, relationship issues, anxiety and depression


    • Teacher of Birth Companions/Doulas
    • Subjects taught : Abortion, Miscarriage and Stillbirth, Grief and Pregnancy, Relaxation and Stillness, Energy healing for pregnancy.
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Childbirth: labour
    • Childbirth: pregnancy
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Pregnancy related issues
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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