Creative Therapy Counselling in Stroud

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Fiona Rand
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I sometimes like to use art , poetry, visualisations and dreams to explore your inner world.
I am an integrative counsellor, drawing on many different theories to inform my work with you. Sometimes in life our mental health suffers and we feel in need of help. Now, more than ever, we are aware of the importance of addressing, not ignoring, this. Depending on our own history, we either reach out to find support or we drive the discomfort inside us, employing alternative strategies to avoid or numb the pain, prolonging and deepening the problems. It is my belief that through the relationship we build together we can experience, understand and repair the effects of those challenges.
01453 702404
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Stroud GL6
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Josephine Burke
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
I am a fully qualified and highly experienced art psychotherapist, parenting consultant clinical supervisor. I provide evidence-based therapeutic services to children, families and adults through art psychotherapy, VIPP-SD (Video feedback Interaction to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline) and the Incredible Years Parenting Programme. I have over 12 years of clinical experience working for CAMHS/NHS, charities and within educational institutions with parents, children and adults with varied abilities including neurodiversity. I am passionate about helping others discover inspiration and a fulfilling life.
01453 706627
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Stroud GL5
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A Pinch Of Positivity Counselling C.I.C
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
This can involve elements of talking, art , music, games, creative expression, CBT, play or systemic exploration.
Hi, and a warm welcome. I'm a qualified counsellor and have been for a number of years offering therapeutic support for adults, adolescents, children and families either together or individually, in my private practice and within primary and secondary schools. I can offer support too many for many reasons. I have two locations; Quedgeley and Stroud both a welcoming safe space. I always welcome a free initial email or chat or meet and briefly discuss ways of support that suits all. This can also give you all an opportunity to see the space, meet and talk with me with no obligation. This helps in deciding what is best for you.
01452 923058
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Stroud GL5
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Jess Gailey
Counsellor, MA, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
Hello I'm Jess and I work with young people (aged 10 upwards) and adults in their 20s and 30s to help you understand yourself better. Does life not really make sense to you? Do you feel lost or confused about what's going on for you? Everything might look like it's going okay on the surface and yet underneath you wonder what it's all about. What would it be like to explore your life and figure out who you really are?
01453 703730
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Stroud GL5
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Catherine Macer
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Life is not always easy. The fact that you are looking at my page suggests that something feels stuck, painful, maybe hopeless or unreachable and that you want something different for yourself – that you want things to change. Perhaps you want to free yourself from repetitive patterns of behaviour, depression, anxiety and self-limiting beliefs or the impact of trauma. Maybe you want to deepen your connection to yourself so that life feels richer and more rewarding and you can find a more authentic sense of yourself. Whatever your reason, I offer you a safe, empathetic and thoughtful space to explore whatever you want to bring.
01257 449409
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Stroud GL5
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Gary Catterall
Psychotherapist, ACP
Verified
Verified
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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Stroud GL5
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Natasha Lusty
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
I work with adults over the age of 18 to help people overcome the struggles that they are facing in life. It may be a past trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship problems… to name a few. I welcome you to come as you are and together we can explore what is going on for you.
01594 808724
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Stroud GL5
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Treadaway Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you finding that life is a struggle. Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Research has shown that working with a therapist that you trust can help you.
01285 706675
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Stroud GL6
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Miranda Carey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Is anxiety, low mood, anger, lack of confidence and low self esteem affecting the quality and enjoyment of your life? Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and not able to cope with these thoughts and feelings, perhaps not understanding where they have come from? This is where counselling can help. I can give you a safe and confidential space to talk about your present, past and future concerns. Together we can work towards a brighter future and personal fulfillment. The core conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence will help you realise you are your own best helper and how to help yourself.
01454 803920
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Wotton-under-Edge GL12
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Linda Louise Ayre
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
Im a very intuitive therapist, i feel and sense someone before they sit down. I am confident in using tools to support and hold you while you find your way to answers you may seek. Do you have to make a difficult decision? Do you still have pain from the past interfering with now? Or perhaps you just need to find ways to cope?
01322 946806
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Gloucester GL1
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Sue Bearder
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor for yourself, a child or young person? If so I can offer a supportive space in central Cirencester or Stroud to work through issues that are keeping you stuck and help you to move forward.
01453 708203
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Bowbridge GL5
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Dawn Andrei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Are you struggling with your emotions, overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship difficulties? Perhaps stuck in destructive habitual behavioural patterns, or addictive behaviours without understanding why? I offer a safe and empathetic environment to support your growth in developing self-awareness, through a range of therapeutic approaches, building a bespoke tool kit of coping techniques to support you work through your difficulties, develop emotional regulation and make the desired changes in your life.
01242 650406
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Gloucester GL1
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Promis Clinics
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We offer intensive residential treatment with 24-hour nursing and medical care alongside psychological, psychotherapeutic and psychiatric services all within a caring and stylish homely environment.
020 3958 4322
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Gloucester GL1
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Annie Watkins Therapy
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a qualified integrative therapist, respect is at the centre of my beliefs. I fervently believe that an individual, no matter who you are, should have the arena in which to be heard, without prejudice, without judgement, and with compassion. Our inclusive space will be one of confidentiality, trust and a pace that you feel able to go at, and my hope is that we will work to resolve, or at least identify, some, if not all, of the reasons that you've decided to reach out.
01904 935179
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Gloucester GL1
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Sarah Bolton-Locke
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Verified
I have a face to face and online counselling practice based in Cheltenham and Gloucester, offering warm and accepting therapy for adults and children. Having a non-judgmental and safe space will give you the opportunity to explore whatever you may be struggling with.
01452 934579
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Cheltenham GL51
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Phil Meek
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I pride myself on offering my clients a safe place to explore their concerns. I have a warm and empathic approach to my work. I work on empowering that person with the awareness and inner strength to help them move forward to a better place emotionally.
07951 847789
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Gloucester GL1
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Esnas Turnbull
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor working in Private practice with experience of working with a wide range of client Groups. The age range varies from 14 year old teens to older adults experiencing a range of issues such as anxiety, stress and depression, work related problems, loss and bereavement. I work with clients from diverse communities with diverse issues by providing them with a tailored therapy that matches their needs. This is done in a therapeutic and safe setting in which they can talk about distressing and stressful experiences with unconditional positive regard & confidentiality underpinning the whole process.
01793 378037
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Gloucester GL4
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Online Therapists

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Ellie Strange
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
Ellie has completed a 4-year master’s degree in art psychotherapy; a professional method of treatment which may be used alongside the integrative approach.
Ellie has worked over the last 4 years within the charity sector and the NHS working with clients through the ages of 17-75. She is currently working on an acute adult ward within the private sector and NHS. She has trained in psychotherapy with an integrative approach, meaning that she can tailor therapy to meet your needs and who you are. An integrative approach can be used to treat any number of psychological problems and disorders, including abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.
01489 358657
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Winchester SO21
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Green Sky Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer traditional talking therapy, walk-and-talk therapy and in addition, creative therapy interspersed into these sessions if the client finds this appealing.
I’m Lucy (she/ her) the founder of Green Sky Counselling and a registered counsellor. I have experience in supporting people with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, stress and many other difficulties that may be causing tangled thoughts and feelings. I can help you recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think and behave, finding ways to change them if that is what you want to do. I ensure a tailored approach for you, as everyone is unique, looking at you as a whole person, mind, body, feelings and soul to come together and connect in harmony. My website has more about me and how I work: greenskycounselling.co.uk
01202 037364
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Poole BH12
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Chiltern Talking Therapies
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Jennie! I'm a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and owner of Chiltern Talking Therapies. My Associates and I offer face to face or virtual CBT, Counselling and Art Psychotherapy sessions. We can support adults and young people with a wide range of difficulties. We are non-judgemental and have a wealth of experience between us, from working with addictions, offenders, children, clients with brain injuries and couples. I pride our team on being non-judgemental and accepting of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We all hold DBS checks and indemnity insurance, which you can view at any time.
01442 971728
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Milton Keynes MK17
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Creative Therapy Counsellors

How does art therapy work?

The process of making art allows people to express themselves. Art-making can take many forms, such as painting, collage, or sculpting. The therapist asks questions that the work elicits, such as how the person felt while creating their piece, or if any memories surfaced that they can discuss. The therapist will then work with the patient to process their experience, understand themselves better, and work toward change.

Does art therapy help with trauma?

Art therapy can be a valuable treatment option for those suffering from trauma. Traumatic experiences such as combat, rape, or childhood abuse can be so painful that articulating them can be too scary or painful; creating art allows people to express themselves without words, and tell their story in a different way. The physical nature of creating art can also help people feel rooted in the body, which may benefit those who feel disconnected from their body in the aftermath of trauma.

How long does art therapy last?

The duration of art therapy varies, but a common length for treatment is 10 to 15 weekly sessions. Some people may see improvement in just a few weeks, while others may choose to remain in therapy longer term. Patients should periodically discuss their goals with their therapist to make sure the two are aligned on process and progress.

What are the limitations of art therapy?

Art therapy is helpful for many people, but a limitation is that it doesn’t have as robust an evidence base as other forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy. The evidence on art therapy is mixed; some research demonstrates its benefits, while other research suggests that it has little impact on patients.