Psychotherapy Bristol, Bath and Keynsham

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Life is not always easy and having a space in which to explore concerns can really help. Speaking with someone who is neutral and separate from family and friends which a professional psychotherapist offers can make a real difference. Psychotherapy provides a space to get to know yourself better and make sense of the things you do. Psychotherapy helps to explore your lived experience with the aim of increasing awareness and the quality of relationship you have to yourself and others. Working together in a safe and supportive way clients have reported a sense of meaning and purpose returning to their lives. Often we are not aware of the way our habits and ideas about the world and who we are colour and shape our experience. Having good attention and being deeply listened to alters your feeling of yourself so that you are able to uncover and loosen habitual ways of thinking, feeling and acting. Psychotherapy provides a relationship where you can talk openly about difficulties, struggles, crises and life problems. Some of the areas that psychotherapy and counselling help with include depression, anxiety, addictions, panic attacks, relationships, anger, loss, self-criticism, self esteem, stress, trauma as well as existential concerns in connection with meaninglessness and emptiness. I have a special interest in the impact of boarding school.

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Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy

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A space in which to take time out to talk things through, be listened to and understood. To explore and untangle themes and patterns which get in the way of living fully. Mindfulness is to consciously notice what we are thinking and feeling in the present moment as it is happening. Mindfulness can help to stop dwelling on negative thoughts and quiet that voice inside. Being in the present moment creates direct experience which puts us in touch with our aliveness.

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About Me

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I am a fully qualified and experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I offer psychotherapy in Bitton which is within easy reach of Bristol, Bath and Keynsham and other surrounding South Gloucestershire areas. Before starting my psychotherapy training I worked for 18 years in abstinence based addiction services. I became aware that using drugs and alcohol cut us off from our feelings and body. Coming out of the trauma of addiction meant reclaiming our body and vitality. Alongside this was my interest in separation and loss about the impact of going away to boarding school and I have undertaken specialist training in working with ex-boarders. My search to understand the depth and meaning of my own and others experiences led me to psychotherapy where I believe these questions can be explored and answered.

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