Gavin Johnston Stewart

Gavin Johnston Stewart

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Woodbridge

Woodbridge IP12
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

As your counsellor, during our time together, I will make every effort to: 

understand your world, value you unconditionally, be genuine.

I am not just a supportive listener; my active involvement can facilitate greater awareness of yourself, your influences and how you are in the world. These insights can bring meaningful change.

You might come with specific things to address: life events recent or past, relationships, identity, sexuality, for example. 

Perhaps they might be harder to pinpoint:    feelings of anxiety, low mood, lack of confidence, a tendency to do yourself down. 

Practice description

My role is to provide a protected, calm and non judgemental space where the aim is to feel increasingly able to: 

feel less anxious, more connected to those around you,

value yourself more,

feel less guarded, less self protective, less threatened,

rely increasingly on your own experience, less on others opinions,

be open to your genuine feelings and experience, both past and present, to trust and act on them,

accept the movement and change in you.

I would like you to feel valued here, able to express how things are, to ‘get hold of the seed, the thread of who you are’.

My first session

The quality of relationship between client and therapist is key and the first session gives a strong indication of how it might develop.   To build momentum, it often makes sense for the first couple of session to be weekly; then it becomes clear to all involved when and if it is the right time to space them out more, or indeed to stop

Therapy may serve a purpose for a particular time and can be resumed at a later date.  There is no ‘one size fits all’.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited