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About me and my therapy practice
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with a private practice in Eastville, Bristol working with individuals and couples. My role as a therapist is to support you to foster a healthy relationship with all aspects of your experience so that you can grow through your difficulty and fulfil your potential in your daily life.
I provide a safe, confidential relationship of earned trust within which you can explore the issues that feel important to you. I will support you to be present with whatever feels difficult, stuck and unresolved. When you meet your experience with compassion and openness, change and growth occurs naturally. This process involves getting in touch with your strengths and resources as well as attending to difficulties. It is a journey of recovering, discovering and deepening the core qualities within you such as compassion, clarity, confidence, creativity, connectedness, wisdom and love.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues.. The areas that I specialise in are depression, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem and relationship issues. As my approach is holistic it includes working with the body ('body process'). This can include working with touch if we both feel that may be helpful and appropriate. I always ask for permission before making any kind of therapeutic physical contact.
I have a postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Counselling and a further Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I am also a Level 1 trained Internal Family Systems Therapist. I have worked in a wide range of settings across the private, public and voluntary sectors including a charity for Disabled People in Torquay, the NHS in Exeter and as a counsellor in a G.P. surgery. I have experience with a diverse range of clients amongst the general public including the elderly, people with disabilities (physical and learning difficulties), carers, and people of ethnic minorities.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, Phobias, OCD, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Personal development, Disability, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Sexuality, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Sexual identity, Men's issues, Adoption issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Phenomenological
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited