We are located at 8 Osborne Villas, Bristol, BS2 8BP (precinct map)
This is a small terraced house, quiet and private, but on the main precinct in a central location.
Please let us know if you have access requirements. There is a small step on the threshold of the building and most appointments are on the first floor. If you have any problems climbing stairs, or use a wheelchair, we can make other arrangements.
Appointments are offered at mutually convenient times, generally 09.00h-17.00h, including lunch hour and last for one hour.
If your first contact with us is by phone, you will be asked for your name and department. This information will only be passed to the Counsellor.
The service prioritises a quick response so you get to talk to someone as soon as possible. We aim to offer an appointment within 5 working days, but this depends on your availability and fluctuation in demand on the Service. We are not a crisis service, but will respond positively whenever possible, and if appropriate.
At your first appointment you will be asked to sign a copy of this agreement, and will have the opportunity to discuss it further.
Jean Crispin is Director of the Staff Counselling Service. She has trained as a couple counsellor and clinical supervisor with Relate, holds a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and has completed further training in cognitive-behavioural therapy and coaching.
She has previously worked as a staff counsellor in the police service, a counsellor in a GP surgery and in private practice. She is a Senior Accredited Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Chair of BACP Workplace Division, a member of BACP Coaching and the Association of University and College Counselling.
Kate is a part- time counsellor at the University of Bristol. She previously worked for a GPs community practice, and private practice. Her training is as an integrative counsellor, drawing on a range of different approaches to enable her clients to tap into their strengths. Kate completed her post graduate training in counselling at the University of Bristol, and received further training in executive coaching and art therapy.
In her other role at the university as a staff development manager, Kate offers facilitation and leadership coaching. She is a Meyers Briggs Practitioner, and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has delivered programmes in career development, understanding personality difference and employability.
Caroline Adams is a part-time counsellor within the Staff Counselling Service.
A graduate in occupational psychology, Caroline has had a successful career in personnel management. Having obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling – Organisational Settings at the University of Bristol, Caroline has also undertaken further training in cognitive behavioural therapy, trauma and coaching. She has also trained as a counsellor and supervisor with Cruse bereavement care.
In her other roles Caroline is an organisational counsellor in the Police Service. She also provides counselling, coaching, mediation and various other specialist support services to organisations. Caroline delivers stress management and trauma intervention programmes together with various skills training.