Isla Macdonald

Isla Macdonald


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07876645566

Contact Isla

Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS2
07876645566
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

When life is hard it can often help to talk to someone outside of the situation.  I offer a safe space to slow down, pay attention and explore what is happening.  Much of what causes difficulty for us now has its roots in early life and relationships, yet shifts happen in the present.  Paying attention to what is happening now and working through things in a therapeutic relationship can enable us to uncover new easier ways of being in ourselves and the world.

I specialise in attachment and developmental trauma, sexual abuse, bereavement, existential and spiritual crisis, the inner relationship with ourselves, chronic and acute human difficulties and anxieties.  Other issues I address include relationships, low self esteem, lack, post-traumatic stress, dissociative disorder, non sexual abuse, physical and mental health, spirituality, anger, stress, depression, work issues, climate related grief and anxiety.

I hold a steady, compassionate, sensitive space where you are welcome to bring your whole self, whichever parts of you are struggling and whatever you need to say. I work intuitively, trusting the wisdom of the body and being, aspects of soul that might initially be less conscious but often have a clear sense of what is wanted and not wanted. By working creatively, welcoming and exploring with words but also movement, gesture, pictures, images, dreams and inner child expression, we can use everything to help us untangle and integrate what is here.

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Cancer, Health related issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Spirituality, Women's issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Creative therapy, Existential, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work