Meet The Therapists

Sarah Pitt

I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), the BPS (British Psychological Society) and the HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council). I therefore work within the necessary ethical codes outlined by these organisations.

I have experience working in both private and NHS settings with a full range of mental health issues; these include, amongst others, trauma, OCD, depression, abuse, child loss, eating disorders, dissociation, panic and anxiety. I also have specialist training working with children and young people.

When appropriate I enjoy using creative and artistic methods with clients to compliment the range of relational approaches usually used in psychotherapy.

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Louise Turner

Louise has worked in many mental health charities and services over the years and currently works for the NHS in Bristol running clinics for FGM survivors and for a specialist trauma clinic in Bath. Louise is a huge fan of all things creative and she loves yoga, making pottery and slowly turning her home into an indoor jungle.

Sara Soussi

I am a counselling psychologist in training. My approach to therapy combines relational and CBT approaches depending on client need. What I find most rewarding about my work is offering clients a space where they feel safe enough to tell their story and feel heard. I have also worked in other settings, including the NHS, with a diverse range of clients. I understand how difficult it can be for clients to access therapy sometimes, so I feel grateful to work somewhere that offers psychological therapy to people who may have struggled to access it elsewhere. I enjoy painting and being in nature.

Cara Bache-Jeffreys

I am an integrative psychotherapist (encompassing attachment theory, the person-centered approach and CBT). I am extremely passionate about creating a space of acceptance, without judgement. I love working for Maybe because I wholeheartedly believe everyone should be able to access the support that they need, regardless of their financial situation or what they would like to change in their lives.

Chloe Spindlove

I am a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist with a background of working with young people and adults who experience a range of challenges to maintaining their wellbeing and mental health. I aim to provide a compassionate and safe environment in which clients can use creativity and art making to express, make sense, and take ownership of their feelings and experiences. Clients do not need to have previous experience or artistic ‘ability’, and I will be there to provide any support and encouragement.

Emily Mew

I am an integrative counsellor which means that I have been trained in many different counselling theories and will draw on a range of approaches depending on the needs of my clients. I offer a warm and engaged counselling style and, more than anything, I aim provide a safe and supportive space for clients to share whatever is on their mind. I am a member of the BACP and have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Iron Mill College. I previously worked as a counsellor at another Bristol charity which specialises in helping clients with addiction to alcohol. In my Private Practice I specialise in supporting mothers. I love reading, creative writing and spending time in nature.

Marie-Claire Fitzpatrick

I have a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and am a member of the British Psychological Society. I have experience working in NHS-funded services and private practice. I am also an affiliate therapist with a local university supporting students as they travel through the education process. I have experience of working with people of all ages in a wide range of settings that include hospitals, schools and universities. I have had the privilege of working with clients who have experienced many different types of distress including trauma, loss, anxiety, low mood, OCD and relational issues. I passionately believe that access to psychological support should be available to anyone who is in need, regardless of financial status. Maybe Southwest aims to respond to this need when other resources are not readily available.