Jude Lawson

Jude Lawson


Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS8
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

Face to face - I currently have availability on Wednesday, when I am based in Clifton (Alma Vale Road. BS8 2HL)

Online - I have daytime availability on Thursday mornings.

Walk & talk sessions - 

Bristol (BS5) on Thursday mornings

Clevedon (BS21) on Tuesday afternoons

These sessions are moved online if the weather is unsuitable.

About me and my therapy practice

Starting counselling can bring up a mixture of emotions and that’s quite natural. If you feel ready to take the next step you are welcome to contact me.

I am a person centred psychodynamic counsellor and I offer a non-judgemental, safe, empathic space in which thoughts, feelings and experiences can be explored. My work is relational and my aim is to support you through our therapeutic relationship, giving you space to talk openly.

For 5 years I have specialised in supporting women with their maternal mental health, particularly in relation to postnatal depression, anxiety, loneliness and feelings of loss of identity or self worth.

Additionally, I have a special interest in working with neurodiversity, particularly adult dyslexia and ADHD, its impact in childhood, the act of masking and how it impacts on adult identity and relationships.

At present I also work as a counsellor for Reclaim, a domestic abuse support charity in North Somerset. 

Practice description

For me counselling is relational and finding a counsellor with whom you feel understood and respected is the first step in building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. From there, if you choose to work with me, we can explore and consider together your experiences and feelings.

My work is integrative, which means I use different aspects of counselling to adapt to the needs and wishes of my clients. For instance this may mean that I listen, make observations, ask questions and seek clarifications, combining the curiosity of psychodynamic theory with the empathy, unconditional positive regard and respect of person-centred counselling.

I have worked with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress (including study/work-related), low self-esteem, loss of identity, relationship trauma, traumatic family dynamics and domestic abuse, infertility and pregnancy loss. 

My first session

I offer a free 20-minute phone/video call so that we can meet each other and have an initial chat. You can then decide if you want to book a first appointment from there. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS5
Sessions from £50.00

Features

Availability

Face to face - I have availability on Wednesdays, when I am based in Clifton, close to Clifton Down train station (BS8 2HL).

Online - I have daytime availability on Thursday mornings.

Walk and talk sessions - in Bristol and North Somerset

Bristol (BS5) on Thursday mornings

Clevedon (BS21) on Tuesday afternoons 

These sessions are moved online if the weather is bad.



About me and my therapy practice

Starting counselling can bring up a mixture of emotions and that’s quite natural. If you feel ready to take the next step you are welcome to contact me.

I am a person centred psychodynamic counsellor and I offer a non-judgemental, safe, empathic space in which thoughts, feelings and experiences can be explored. My work is relational and my aim is to support you through our therapeutic relationship, giving you space to talk openly.

For 5 years I have specialised in supporting women with their maternal mental health, particularly in relation to postnatal depression, anxiety, loneliness and feelings of loss of identity or self worth.

Additionally, I have a special interest in working with neurodiversity, particularly adult dyslexia and ADHD, its impact in childhood, the act of masking and how it impacts on adult identity and relationships.

At present I also work as a counsellor for Reclaim, a domestic abuse support charity in North Somerset. 

Practice description

For me counselling is relational and finding a counsellor with whom you feel understood and respected is the first step in building a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. From there, if you choose to work with me, we can explore and consider together your experiences and feelings.

My work is integrative, which means I use different aspects of counselling to adapt to the needs and wishes of my clients. For instance this may mean that I listen, make observations, ask questions and seek clarifications, combining the curiosity of psychodynamic theory with the empathy, unconditional positive regard and respect of person-centred counselling.

I have worked with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress (including study/work-related), low self-esteem, loss of identity, relationship trauma, traumatic family dynamics and domestic abuse, infertility and pregnancy loss. 

My first session

I offer a free 20-minute phone/video call so that we can meet each other and have an initial chat. You can then decide if you want to book a first appointment from there. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, Personal development, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work