Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Everyone faces challenging and stressful times in their lives. You may find yourself feeling stuck. Life may no longer feel vibrant and your regular patterns may seem exhausting. Trying your familiar methods to cope is no longer working. Whatever it may be, something has to change but you don't know how or where to start.
Couples therapy will offer you time and space to reflect on your patterns of behavior and to help you understand why you feel and respond the way you do and learn skills to improve your communication, so you can find peace and happiness.
Being a parent or carer can feel overwhelming at times. All you want is for your child to thrive and be happy, so it can be difficult to see them struggle. It's tough. But as much as you want to be the person they come to with their concerns and 'fix' any worries they have, this isn't always possible.
Supervision in counselling is when a professional counsellor uses the services of another counsellor or psychotherapist to review the way they work with their clients. Supervision is a key requirement by many reputed professional counselling membership and regulatory bodies such as the BACP, UKCP and NCS.
I am a Relational Integrative Psychotherapist. I use a combination of humanistic and cognitive approaches such as Person-Centered, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Compassionate Focused Therapy and informed by Psychodynamic theories such as relational dynamics, developmental psychology and attachment theory.
I am a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor working with adults, couples, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, all the things beyond my control; the courage to change the things I can; the wisdom to know the difference, and the awareness to know that it starts with 'me'.
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"Because old patterns of relationship, script beliefs or behaviors serve a function in a person's life, growth often occurs in small increments"
Richard G Erskine
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