Jestem psychologiem i praktykiem SE (Somatic Experiencing Practicioner ). Somatic Experiencing ® (SE) działa na układ nerwowy, który łączy mózg i ciało. Świadomość doznań w ciele daje dostęp do układu nerwowego i naturalnych zdolności uzdrawiania organizmu w celu rozwiązania traumy, szoku i zaburzeń związanych ze stresem.Trauma przybiera wiele form; oczywiste, jawne, takie jak przemoc fizyczna lub seksualna, wypadki samochodowe, wojny, katastrofy itp., a także mniej oczywiste lub ukryte formy, takie jak emocjonalne znęcanie się lub zaniedbanie, zastraszanie.
There are times in our lives when we face issues that may seem difficult to cope with. It is even harder when we have to deal with these challenges all by ourselves. I believe that every person is both different and unique in their own way, whilst facing their own difficulties. That is why I adjust my work around Your individual needs.
Coming to a point where you’re seeking counselling can feel like a huge and often unimagined step. Perhaps you have never experienced feeling how you do now or perhaps you are managing long term anxiety or depression. Relationships strain, work pressures, societal pressures can all weigh down on our self esteem and we can find ourselves without motivation, confused and feeling bad most days. The added layer of feelings of collective trauma from the covid 19 pandemic, alongside however circumstances may have affected you personally can add a significant layer of burden to deal with.
I work with both individuals and couples. As an individual, some sudden event may have thrown you into crisis and challenged your ability to cope. This might include, a difficulty in a relationship; a loss/bereavement of some kind; or a change that has resulted in stress/anxiety and a feeling of being destabilised. Alternatively you may be suffering from a more general, on-going struggle to see any direction or purpose. A feeling of being disconnected from yourself and others and of there being very little enjoyment in your life.
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in treatment and counselling for a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD and cancer) and challenging life circumstances.
I have worked as a counsellor for many years and am both passionate and motivated as I was in the beginning. I am particularly passionate about working people who have low self-esteem as I believe this covers so many areas/issues in life. As a woman in my 50’s with various life experience this allows me to empathise and have compasion for others. Having come from a multi-cultural family with Irish roots this gives me a greater understanding of cultural diversity and a sense of belonging. I am a spiritual person who has an interest in mindfulness and Yoga.
I assist adults and older adults to reduce distress, improve awareness, connection, functioning and QoL through face-to-face and online counselling and psychological therapy. You can explore and address your concerns safely with session materials to take away for future reference. I offer evidenced approaches. Since 1998 I have worked with many people in their recovery from a range of emotional, behavioural, personality and mental health issues across various settings to Consultant level. Hopefully, I maybe of assistance to you also. Dr Maria Thompson BSc (Hons) MSc Post-MSc DCounsPsych CPsychol AFBPsS. Desideratum P&C Services Ltd.
If you are looking at this website, my guess is that there is an aspect of your life that needs attention. There are countless reasons why this might be the case. There may be a particular issue in the present day that you wish to address, such as your relationships, bereavement, addictions or depression. Or, you might feel haunted by unresolved issues from your past such as trauma, abuse or childhood experiences. Perhaps it is hard to name what is troubling you, yet you feel overwhelmed, or that your life is lacking meaning and purpose and it is hard to find any enjoyment.
I am currently offering telephone, online video and face to face counselling by appointment. If you are currently looking for a counsellor it may well be that you have reached a point of change. You can no longer put up with the current situation you feel you are in. You may be suffering anxious feelings or low mood, or be struggling with anger and frustration, or any number of other concerns. These are feelings that we all experience from time to time, but they can be limiting and have an effect on our general happiness and satisfaction with life.
I'm a qualified counsellor & hypnotherapist &Supervisor working with individuals and couples, I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am flexible and attuned to your pace and requirements, different approaches may be called upon to address individual needs. I work with various issues, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor working from home in Bristol. I know how hard it is to take those first steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Through working together I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some help with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.
I have particular experience in helping clients who are struggling with a sense of what I call ‘stuckness’, in their life. Are you feeling trapped in a job that doesn’t inspire you to get up every morning? Are you feeling imprisoned in life’s routine and experiencing a sense of emptiness, but are unsure of how to fill that void? Are you quietly asking yourself ‘Who am I?’ You are not alone. I have worked with many individuals with troubles such as these. In a world that seems to be telling us how to look, how to act and even how to feel, it’s no wonder we can find ourselves feeling lost and confused. I can help.
We all have times in life when we struggle, feel lost, stressed, stuck or overwhelmed, and need some support. As an experienced and compassionate, HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, I work with people make sense of the difficulties they are facing, and to find some ways forward. I can support people experiencing a range of psychological difficulties, specialising particularly in work with people affected by eating disorders/difficulties, anxiety problems and OCD, or high self-criticism. I work with people of all ages, and I am very experienced in work with children, adolescents and families as well as adults.
I work with a whole spectrum of needs and goals and find that therapy is all about the trust in the therapeutic relationship, once trust is built, the therapy really begins and the desired change can come. I follow your pace and respond to your needs as they arise.
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
Hi, my name is Caroline, I am a fully qualified counsellor, member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and a Mental Health First Aider. I provide online and telephone counselling throughout the UK as well as face to face and walk and talk therapy in the Bristol area. I am an integrative therapist which means I adapt my skills and knowledge to suit your needs. I offer a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space where we can work together to help you move past the issues that stand in the way of your true potential.
I am a warm and creative BACP accredited psychotherapist who offers 1:1 therapy to adults in distress or who are actively seeking change. I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting problems from relationship difficulties, health-related issues and loss to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and borderline personality disorder, as well as neurodiversity in all its forms. Careful listening within a warm, supportive, respectful relationship can help us feel safe enough to reflect. I think that reflection can help us heal.
Hello and welcome. It can be really hard choosing a counsellor when life feels so very difficult already, hopefully I can help you make up your mind. Are you feeling helpless, hopeless and disconnected from life? Lonely, depressed or struggling with your relationships? Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, stress or post traumatic stress symptoms that impact you on a daily basis. Maybe you’re just feeling stuck in a rut and not sure where to go. Life can often feel messy, but no matter how big or how small your problem feels, we can work together to help you reach a more stable place.
What brings you to counselling could be any number of reasons: You may have experienced the loss of a loved one; perhaps your life is in such chaos you can no longer see the forest for the trees; or, you may simply wish to look at yourself and your patterns of behaviour in a clearer light. What I offer is a space for you to come to terms with your life, free of judgement, so that you can live it to the fullest.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Westbury on Trym, Bristol 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 Westbury on Trym, Bristol 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 Westbury on Trym, Bristol, or Child Psychologists in Westbury on Trym, Bristol.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Westbury on Trym, Bristol 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 Westbury on Trym, Bristol 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.