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About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced integrative therapist meaning that I work in different ways depending on the situation. My aim is to create a warm , listening safe environment within which to explore together the issues you wish to work on. I am trained in trauma work , both acute and chronic ( somatic experiencing) and use many of its insights in day to day practice. I am also a Japanese movement art instructor and shiatsu practitioner and these disciplines also provide insights in understanding and supporting the person as a whole. I have studied family systemic constellations which may give a wider perspective on current problems, setting them in the context of the family line.
My practice room is warm , quiet and welcoming. Access is easy and there is parking on site. I also work from The Practice Rooms in Bath and Bristol. I regularly work by skype and telephone if needed.
I usually suggest an initial six sessions and review to assess if the work we are doing is productive and how to proceed. Trauma work can take some time because it is important to go slowly and not re traumatise.
My first session
At the first session we look at the issues you would like to address and how we might begin to do that. We see whether we will be able to work together, and if we decide to go ahead, we set out the practical details of meetings: days, times and fees, cancellation policy.
If we are working with trauma, it is important to avoid going too far into what happened too soon, as one can be overwhelmed and reinforce the traumatic state. There are very effective ways to work with this and to provide immediate help which can stabilise, and enable us to go on more deeply later.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling