"The act of revealing oneself fully to another and still being accepted may be the major vehicle of therapeutic help" - Irvin Yalom
Hello and welcome.
I'm a counselling therapist based in central Bristol, working with people who are experiencing; depression, anxiety, anger and rage, loss and grief, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, feelings of despair, hopelessness and worthlessness, 'eco-anxiety' and most other forms of emotional and psychological distress.
How does counselling work?
Counselling works by giving you a weekly time and place to meet with a therapist in which you can be listened to and seen in an unconditional way.
As a counsellor I create a safe and welcoming space for my clients. Feeling safe, accepted and heard by a therapist are important parts of what makes the therapeutic relationship so unique and powerful.
Being listened to, empathised with and accepted for being who you are, without conditions, can bring about a deepening of your acceptance and love for yourself, your experience and other people.
Accepting and bringing awareness to what we are feeling, even if there is resistance, creates space in the psyche and allows the different parts of our 'inner world' to move, change and transform.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere rigorously to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. Here is a link which will take you to the Ethical Framework on the BACP website:
Can counselling help me?
There has been a huge amount of research carried out for at least 50 years now, demonstrating clearly that counselling is effective in helping people who are experiencing almost any issue or difficulty. If you are experiencing any of the issues from the list below, which isn't exhaustive, then you are very likely to benefit from counselling with me.
Counselling can help with:
Depressive and anxious thoughts and feelings that prevent you from living more fully and freely
Unresolved feelings of loss or grief
Repeating patterns of behaviour which prevent you from having a happy and satisfying relationships with others
Feelings of anger or rage which have become repetitive and self-destructive
Having a negative perception of yourself which prevents you from achieving what you know you are capable of
Difficulty with connecting to your personal power and ability to realise your potential