Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Counselling in Cheltenham

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Leah Callebaut
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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My therapy sessions are informed by the the well evidenced frameworks of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
As a Clinical Psychologist I aim to to practically apply psychological theory and research to help people to achieve emotional well being and enhance their quality of life when they are facing challenging life circumstances. Since 2012 I have worked in a variety of NHS psychology services, offering talking therapy and emotional support to individuals, couples and families. For the last 5 years I have specialised in supporting people with long-term physical health conditions, including cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, Fibromyalgia and bowel conditions (e.g. IBS and IBD).
01242 903203
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Cheltenham GL50
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Rachel Power The Walk And Talk Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Being in the outdoors in my trusted and capable hands is the start of self acceptance and understanding of yourself.
I am an experienced counsellor PROVIDING THERAPY IN THE OUTDOORS. Sometimes we want to talk but sitting in a counselling room might not feel like the right space for you. WALKING WHILST TALKING might just give you the space and freedom to begin to understand some uncomfortable feelings and past experiences in the safe hands of myself within nature. Being in nature will help you to learn how to resource yourself whilst processing the past giving you a clearer feel of the future. You may feel anxious or depressed, struggling with relationships. I work from Pittville Park, The Cotswolds and Crickley Hill. I also do home visits.
01242 384891
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Cheltenham GL50
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Aquity CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
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​ Together we will use research based therapy such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ) to help you overcome your difficulties.
Samantha Evans BSc(Hons), PGDip CBT, Accredited BABCP member. I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have over 10 years experience working with a wide range of mental health dificulties. Providing support to those with emotional and mental health difficulties in the NHS and as a private therapist. ​ I currently work part time in the NHS Wellbeing Programme (IAPT) providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Gloucestershire. Within this NHS setting I also provide clinical supervision to other Psychotherapists and current trainee Psychotherapists at Exeter University
01386 571446
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Elizabeth Hale
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
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As well as health psychology training I use the therapeutic approaches of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy ( ACT ); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Motivational Interviewing, and I am a Mindfulness Practitioner.
I work with adult clients who feel they need some help taking care of their psychological well-being. I can help with: Anxiety; social anxiety; health anxiety; stress and "burnout". Low mood and depression. I can work with clients to achieve life transitions and promote compassionate self-care. I have expertise in working with people who have chronic physical health conditions, particularly rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders, chronic pain; fibromyalgia; chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) and can assist in the management of "long covid". I use Mindfulness and provide a future-focused therapeutic approach.
01386 576909
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Dr Priya Bunnell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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As a clinical psychologist, I consider myself to be something of an 'emotional detective!' I work with individuals and families at their own pace to explore and develop a shared understanding of how their experiences (past and present), perspectives, and environmental factors may be contributing to a particular difficulty such as anxiety or depression, before identifying and sharing new solutions to help overcome the problem. Sometimes, the process of talking openly can in itself be transformative as new meanings and stories emerge; other times specific skills and strategies might be used to create positive change and difference.
01452 227742
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Cheltenham GL50
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Dr Hayley MacGregor
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Starting therapy takes courage and it may feel daunting given that talking openly about your distress may evoke feelings of vulnerability. The therapeutic relationship is often the vehicle for positive change so finding the right ‘fit’ is important. Therefore, please contact me for a free telephone/video consultation to find out more. As a Clinical Psychologist my job is to listen with compassion to your life story and help you make sense of any troubles or trauma that you are facing within your life, whether that be in your present or reoccurring from your past.
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Cheltenham GL50
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Gary Catterall
Psychotherapist, ACP
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1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
I have over 18 years’ experience working in mental health settings. I have worked extensively in the field of infant, child & adult mental health services, have held senior roles and managed a psychological service department for CAMHS. I am trained in understanding complex, multi-layered communications, and I work with a broad range of issues from mild to severe difficulties. I always hold my patients in mind and am patient led with all therapeutic interventions. I work with compassion and empathy and I am highly passionate at helping people overcome adversity/challenges. I work with kindness and gentle curiosity.
01452 687104
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Cheltenham GL52
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Dr Ashley Dawson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
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Sometimes life can feel tough. Whether you are feeling anxious, alone, disempowered or vulnerable, finding it hard to manage or come to terms with something in your life, or struggling with a past trauma – I am committed to helping you explore and make sense of your experiences with the aim of finding a way to experience life differently. Whatever you are struggling with, I provide a safe, confidential, therapeutic space where you will be listened to with compassion, empathy and without judgement. Trusting someone new can be hard - I make every effort to help you feel cared for so that you can get the most of out therapy.
01452 227890
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Cheltenham GL50
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Barry Cook
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
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Not knowing which way to turn or who you can talk to? Life feeling something like this overwhelming, relationships strained, broken down, lacking confidence & self-esteem, difficult to voice or understand what you need, feeling down on edge & simply confused? Then welcome to Barry Cook 'The Tattooed Counsellor' When we feel this way our problems may be all mixed up growing bigger or unmanageable by the day. It could be that past or present experiences are causing us confusion & conflict. Maybe you would benefit from talking to someone who is not a part of your friends & family and will simply allow you to be you.
01452 923141
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Andy Flack
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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If you are worrying more than usual, having nightmares or flashbacks to a traumatic event, suffering from disturbed sleep or are more feeling irritable and hyper-vigilant than usual, you may be suffering from a reaction to trauma. If this strikes a cord, visit the website for more information or get in touch by email or phone. I have spent the last twenty years helping clients resolve trauma and anxiety problems and intend to spend the next twenty doing the same. I may be able to help you in London, Cheltenham or worldwide online.
020 3870 4638
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Cheltenham GL51
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Joanna Steadman Yilmaz
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
Hello. My name is Jo and I am a Clinical Psychologist with many years of experience treating traumatic experiences and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I specialise in helping people who experienced or witnessed accidents, conflict or difficult health conditions. I also specialise in maternal mental health, particularly traumatic births and postnatal depression. I work with people to help them get past difficult experiences so that they no longer have such an impact on their lives.
01993 225898
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Samantha Spencer
Psychotherapist, BABCP Provisional
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I have worked in a variety of settings in the field of mental health services: HMP Prison services in specialist addictions units & rehabilitation, Community drug services NHS Primary Care with IAPT and the Priory Hospital Bristol with inpatients and outpatient services.Each of these positions has built skills of understanding, therapeutic alliance, compassion and commitment to each of the people that trust me to support them. I believe in the ‘art and science’ of CBT and the therapeutic value and benefit of those coming together.This requires effort and personal investment, and it can feel hard, so let’s take a breath together .
01453 701876
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Samantha Turner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with something in life? Be it something life has thrown up for you or feelings and thoughts that seem too overwhelming to cope with? Are you looking for someone to support you through this, that will listen and acknowledge where you are at? Would you like to learn how to acknowledge your emotions and not let them be in control of you? My name is Samantha Turner and i am very passionate about my work and how i feel it can help.
01452 596332
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Lisa Brown
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
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You know you are suffering and everything you have tried so far hasn’t worked. You want help. You keep having the same kinds of experiences over and over again and you are baffled as to how to break the cycle. You know you’ve got some baggage, but you’re not sure what all is in there or how much it’s really weighing you down. You hear other people talk about counselling, maybe you’ve even tried therapy before. You’re considering it now and that is a brave first step.
01452 923104
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Cheltenham GL51
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Dr Marie O'Neill, Corinium Psychology, Cirencester
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Clinical psychologist with 20+ years experience in the mental health field. I offer assessment and formulation sessions as well as therapy sessions. In my view, the goal of therapy is not to find a "fix" or a speedy solution, but rather to help you explore and understand what has brought you to this point, what is keeping the difficulties going and what would help you to move forward and continue to move forward towards a place of good mental health. I am a specialist in anxiety and trauma (including social anxiety, OCD and PTSD) but work with people experiencing a range of struggles impacting their mental health.
01285 702764
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Cheltenham GL50
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Karol Kosinski
Counsellor
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The mind is the most powerful and intimate part of you, yet, sometimes plays tricks on you. Your mind has the power to make you feel light on your soul, and have balance and control over your life. Yet, when its power isn’t harnessed, you may feel haunted by thoughts, depression, anxiety, no self-confidence, strong emotions, or sleep issues? There are multiple ways to train your mind, so it can become your best companion, even though it may feel like a very distant perspective. Whatever brings you here, I want you to know that we all are looking for directions, for the right path to improve the way we feel.
01905 673189
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Helen Ayres
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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I draw from a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy, Short-term Psychodynamic therapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness.
My approach is supportive and integrative, which means I can use a range of therapy models to create an individualised therapy for you. I listen carefully to your concerns, and together we focus on the changes you seek.
01684 219773
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Tewkesbury GL20
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Rose Stephen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
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I have more than 15 years working with adults and young people. I have worked with people from a diverse background. I am non-judgemental, acceptance and transparent. I understand how different cultures and languages can generate a unique way of working with the clients and helping them achieve their goals that are in line with their cultural background. My speciality is mental health and drugs and alcohol problems. I also have a wide experience of working with bereavement/loss and trauma caused by all sort of abuse.
01372 239535 x7455
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Weybridge KT13
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Uschi Rigby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Integrative counselling means I trained in a number of modalities like CBT, Gestalt, Transaction Analysis, Psychosynthesis, Existentialism, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ).
I am passionate about giving people the opportunity to live the life they want to live, instead of being hampered by negative thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours. Being qualified as person-centred integrative counsellor I work in a relational, intuitive way, giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard and understood. I see my work as walking alongside with you through crises and self-exploration to help you discover your inner strengths, competence, resilience and joy.
0117 456 2118
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Bristol BS6
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Dr Helen Childs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am trained to doctorate level in evidence-based therapies including CBT, CFT & ACT , which involve learning new skills to respond to distress.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, or major life changes? Perhaps you find yourself pulled into unhealthy relationship patterns, or feel like you can't connect fully with others? These are common difficulties I work with. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC & BPS. I use a compassionate, evidence-based approach to helping individuals identify the changes they’d like to make and to learn new skills for dealing with difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I work with adults and adolescents aged 16+
07480 788527
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Hook RG29
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Counsellors
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT is a form of mindfulness based therapy, theorising that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Essentially, ACT looks at your character traits and behaviours to assist you in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT also addresses your commitment to making changes, and what to do about it when you can't stick to your goals.

If you're looking for ACT therapy in Cheltenham or for a Cheltenham ACT counsellor these professionals provide acceptance and commitment therapy, ACT group therapy, ACT therapy, and acceptance commitment therapy. They include ACT therapists, ACT psychologists, ACT psychotherapists and ACT counsellors.