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I work Monday- Wednesday.
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Naomi, I am an experienced, qualified and fully insured person centred/ integrative Counsellor. I work in Bradley Stoke, Bristol, and I work face to face, online and over the phone.
Do you feel sad ,anxious, or depressed?, do you have social or generalised anxiety? Unresolved feelings from your past?
Counselling can help. I am friendly, warm and caring. I will endeavour to create a safe confidential space. I want you to feel safe, understood and heard. Counselling and the relationship we build can support you to process your feelings, emotions, behaviours and experiences and from doing this my hope would be that you will feel happier and more content.
Communication and connecting are natural needs for us humans, and within a counselling relationship comes healing. Talking to family and friends can be helpful, but it also has its challenges as they are not impartial like a counsellor is. They may hold judgements, give unhelpful advice, maybe trust and honesty is hard. This is normal and a common experience. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone who doesn’t have the connection to you in the same way as a friend or family member.
I have a particular interest in issues from childhood, relational difficulties, feelings of depression and anxiety, along with low self worth, self esteem, etc. I can work with many more issues and feelings.
Counselling can last anything from 6 sessions, to months, through to years. It’s your choice how long you come for but we can discuss this as we work together.
I hope through counselling life can change for the better for you. Book in an initial session or a 10 minute phone call.
I am trained in an integrative person centred approach. I hold a certificate and Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (BACP). I have full liability insurance and I undertake continual professional development through ongoing training and keeping up to date with current practice. I also undertake regular supervision to ensure my work is the best it can be.
As well as being an experienced counsellor I also have over 23 years experience in being a parent and all the experiences and challenges this brings.
I was also a teaching assistant in early years and primary for over 20 years.
I volunteered for Network counselling in Bristol and completed over 150 counselling hours with them working with a range of clients and different issues.
I have a love of the outdoors, nature and love people and interacting with others.
My first session
A first session is a session where we get to know each other a little bit. It’s a chance for me to find out a little bit about what has been going on for you, as well as look at what you hope to get from counselling. It’s a space for you to find out more about the counselling process, me and how I work.
We can go at a pace that suits you, and it’s very normal feel nervous at a first session and most clients comment that their nerves soon settle once within the room and with me.
The room has a calming atmosphere and looks out onto the garden which can be very grounding. I will offer you warmth, care and understanding and am gentle (but can also gently challenge you as needed in later sessions)
There is no pressure to continue with counselling after the first session if it doesn’t feel right and this session is a chance for us to see if we feel like a good fit in terms of working together.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited