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8th April 2020 
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Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Bath and Bristol


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Welcome to my website. I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor working in Bath and south Bristol. I work with adults, and am registered with the UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP).

I work at a centre called Openings, which is based on the top floor of a building in George Street, Bath. Having worked previously for the NHS, I now also work privately one day per week in Saltford surgery, near Keynsham.

Some of the difficulties that I may be able to help you with

• Depression
• Stress
• Anxiety
• Grief
• Relationship difficulties
• Low self-esteem
• Loss of direction

Looking for help

People tend to seek counselling or psychotherapy in times of difficulty or distress. Or they may experience a more general sense of unease or unhappiness, which is not fully understood. It is my belief that even the most difficult of times can present us with opportunities to grow and unfold and, if properly understood and worked with, can help us to grow stronger and to find more meaning in our lives.

Counselling or psychotherapy can provide invaluable support during a difficult time. It can give us the opportunity to stand back and reflect, to gain a new perspective on the challenges we face, and help us to make new choices. It can help people to discover and understand more about themselves, so that they can make choices that are more true to themselves.

“"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' Eleanor Roosevelt

Approach

During five years of core training, and subsequent professional development, I have studied a number of different approaches and can suit my way of working to you. While some people value the opportunity to talk openly and freely, others may find it helpful to explore dreams or images, or to express themselves creatively.

Research suggests that the quality of the relationship between a client and a therapist is a key factor in the outcome of any therapy, so it is important to find somebody you feel comfortable with. I aim to offer a warm, positive and sensitive approach to whatever my clients bring.

If you have any further questions or would like to book an initial appointment for counselling, psychotherapy or supervision, please call on 07962 889881, or email [email protected] I look forward to hearing from you.