I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor supporting people who are anxious or grieving, frightened, lonely, struggling with sadness or in distress. I offer a warm and genuine welcome, an open heart and mind and time & space to be with you, to be alongside you for as much time as you need. After working as a paramedic for over 10 years I decided I wanted to retrain as a counsellor. I have continued to work for the NHS and find that people can be surprisingly resilient with the right emotional support.
If you are struggling with depression, difficulties in relationships, grief, anxiety or trauma, then the process of counselling can be deeply transformative. I offer a human-to-human therapeutic relationship. I'm non-judgmental, deeply empathic and compassionate; with years of experience as a humanistic therapist, I walk alongside my clients accompanying them on their journey of healing, awareness and change. I do this by deep active listening and bring anything on the edge of awareness into the light, through a client-led approach.
Counterpoise Wellness offers a holistic approach to mental wellbeing and wellness. We have a range of different practitioners and expertise within the team offering 30 and 50 minute sessions, 7 days a week. The service is flexible and designed to work around you and your life. The world can feel overwhelming, complex and hard to navigate, it’s not surprising that sometimes we need extra support. We believe everyone can benefit from mental health support and counselling at some stage in their lives. Counterpoise Wellness offers easy access to a qualified person, whenever you need it.
Hello, thank you for exploring through my profile. I am a counsellor who specialises in helping people who are going through tough transitions in their lives and their relationships. Are you going through a difficult move? Are you going off to university, changing careers or are moving into retirement? Are you navigating through a tough relationship, trying to make sense of online dating or going through a divorce? I am passionate about helping people work through the anxiety that major life changes can bring, and I help them to clear up the fog of confusion.
I am a qualified and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, experienced in treating anxiety, depression and PTSD. If you want to find ways to think and do things differently to feel better, then CBT could be right for you. Together, in a safe and structured way, we will make sense of what may be keeping you stuck and empower you to learn strategies to work towards your own goals. This could involve learning new coping techniques, challenging negative thoughts and beliefs, or experimenting with different ways of doing things. By the end of therapy you should have new tools to be able to live your life differently.
The counselling process allows you to choose between working short term on a particular issue or over a longer period yielding the opportunity to explore deeper aspects present in your life. We will work collaboratively, understanding what is being brought to the room and making sense of it together in an environment of safety and respect. In our work together you develop a self awareness and a capacity for a fuller sense of you. This will improve your relationship/ connection to self and with significant others. By building care and understanding, perspectives broaden- loosening the bolts on any self limiting beliefs or narratives.
Counselling provides a special, regular space for children and young people to come to. It’s a place where they can talk, think, draw, play, or creatively explore some of their worries and problems, through the supportive relationship with me, their counsellor. I have a wide range of art, play, sensory and literary materials for them to make use of. This unique process can help them to explore things and view things differently. Counselling is about helping children and young people to discover who they are and how they are managing in their world. It can be a very positive and empowering journey for them to go on.
If you're reading this, then you're most likely struggling right now. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or low. You may be angry, sad or stressed by a certain situation in your life. Maybe you've lost direction and meaning, and feel stuck as a result. Or lost someone important to you, either through a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Feelings of despair, fear or hurt can be overwhelming. But...you've started the process of addressing these issues by looking for a counsellor. You've taken the first step. Together, in a collaborative effort, we can look at what is bothering you and attempt to find a way through.
I approach working with clients as meeting the individual within their current situation. I hold a non-judgemental position and offer unconditional acceptance. I work with a diverse population but I am unable to offer access to my practice room for wheelchairs
Wondering what to do, unsure what or who can help. And how? Whatever is troubling you, whatever is getting you down you don't have to struggle alone. Talking to someone outside your circle of family, friends or even colleagues at work can be the start of a new path. A path where you can discover how you got to this place in your life. And perhaps more importantly what it is you are seeking.
Hello. I provide an empathetic, person-centred therapeutic counselling service, focused on supporting you with moving forward. As well as having qualifications and professional experience, I have relevant personal experience and understand issues like trauma, stress, and bereavement. In addition to counselling, I offer motivational coaching, which is directed at goal setting and developing tools to help you to plan how to manage pressures. This service is useful for developing confidence and empowerment. These services allow the opportunity to connect with issues, reflect upon them and free up the energy needed to move forward.
Are you having relationships issues or family issues? Are you struggling with anxiety, or are you feeling depressed at times? Have you had a life transition such as redundancy, illness or bereavement, or been affected by an affair or betrayal? It may be that life is getting on top of you, and it may feel that there is no one to turn to help sort things out.
Are you struggling with relationship issues, parenting challenges, or a sense of anxiety, confusion or inexplicable rage? Perhaps you are not clear about what your expectations or wishes are for yourself in the next phase of your life; perhaps you are wondering how best to fulfil your potential or work out your identity. Whatever your concerns, psychotherapy can offer immense support in times of difficulty and transition.
My ideal client is someone who will be honest with me in order for us to work together. I enjoy working with clients who are not really sure why they feel the way they do, but know that something is not quite right and feel the need to investigate this further. I have a particular interest and expertise in working with clients who have anxiety, depression, lack of self confidence and body image issues along with relationship difficulties. I work with clients to identify their needs and goals to create a unique personal treatment plan in order for them to reach their goals within a sensible time frame.
If you change nothing, nothing changes but it can be hard to know where to begin. I feel it starts with you being heard and valued. Having your story and your feelings witnessed and validated is extraordinarily powerful and provides the catalyst for change. You will gain a clarity and a sense of perspective as well as an understanding of why you behave in the way you do. Talking to me will feel different from talking to a friend or family member. I will offer you insights and reflections, not opinions or solutions. I am interested in you and your experiences and they matter to me, but as I'm not involved I can remain objective.
Delivering 1-to-1 support as well as support for whole families I have worked with looked after children, as well as children aged 5 to 18 with a range of social and/or psychological needs including Eating disorders, Identity issues, PTSD, ADHD, Identity struggles, Neurological conditions, BPD, SENs, Cultural struggles, Anxiety disorders, and Depression to improve their welfare and aid them to find the necessary tools to navigate through the hurdles of life.
Counselling and Psychotherapy can help with a range of difficulties for example feelings of anxiety and depression, feelings of stuckness, helplessness and low self esteem, unhelpful patterns you notice you're repeating, a sense of lostness in your life. Psychotherapy can help you to cope with and make sense of relationship difficulties and many other issues. Please see my website for more information or email me if you would like to arrange a brief discussion to see if you'd like to go ahead and book an initial session.
You might be struggling with something difficult in the here and now, such as the loss of a loved one, or the breakdown of a relationship. Or perhaps you’re aware of vague, underlying feelings of sadness, anxiety or anger. Maybe you feel trapped in a cycle of repeated disappointments with partners, friends and careers and don’t know why. Whether you know what the problem is, or even if you don’t, therapy can help. It’s an opportunity to explore yourself; to examine feelings, thoughts and motivations and gain understanding - the first step towards navigating a different, happier course.
I am an Integrative Counsellor & Embodied Psychotherapist who supports women of all ages, with the wide range of issues women encounter through all phases of life, such as mental wellbeing, relationships, neurodiversity, cultural pressures & responsibilities, trauma and loss. I also support women with self-esteem, confidence, making a meaningful life and personal growth. I help you to feel safe, understood and supported, to help you make sense of what has happened, find ways to cope, look at choices, help you feel more in control and less overwhelmed, help you feel more connected with yourself, and live more positively.
Are you looking for change? Do you want to move beyond the pain of your current situation or past traumas? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties and don't know how to go beyond the current situation? Whatever the issues you are facing, I will work with you to help you move towards the place you (both) want to be. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with a range of mental health difficulties, including people in emotional crisis. I believe that every person has the potential for recovery and growth, with as an individual or within relationship with another person. Transformation is always possible.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bradford-on-Avon are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bradford-on-Avon then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bradford-on-Avon, or Child Psychologists in Bradford-on-Avon.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bradford-on-Avon psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bradford-on-Avon specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.