Family Therapy Counselling in Stroud

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Jonathan Hugo Edwards- Internal Family Systems (Ifs) Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
With over 25 years of experience, ranging from addiction through to sexual and emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, anger and numbness, I'd like to support you. In recent years I have moved my work focus to integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) as I find this way of working empowering to the client, engaging and highly effective. It may be you hear a loud critical voice inside or joy and fun may be fleeting or missing, you might like to access them again (or for the first time!). If your goal is a compassionate, connected, creative Self then maybe Internal Family systems be what you are looking for in therapy.
07989 444563
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Stroud GL5
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Lara Piper
Counsellor, MBACP
People take the step to seek counselling for many reasons. Perhaps you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, overwhelm or depression. You may be facing a dilemma, feeling stuck or lacking a sense of purpose or direction in life. Often people will come because they are struggling with relationship or family issues that feel hard to resolve. A traumatic event, loss or life-stage crisis might lead you to look for professional support.
01453 703526
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Stroud GL5
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Bonnie Grotjahn
Counsellor
I know how rewarding I have found my own personal therapy work - though yes it's been scary and painful at times! (As a family friend once said to me, 'Life's not for sissies, is it?') I'd be happy to hear from you about how you are doing and to see how I might help.
You might be in crisis: a relationship breakdown, sudden news of the death of a loved one or an illness, a work loss, or at an emotional or spiritual crossroads. Or you may generally have the feeling that your life isn't all you'd like it to be - you feel stuck, aren't living up to your potential or feeling as fulfilled or happy as you would like. Either way, you can be supported to navigate successfully through the very choppy waters of crisis - or the fog of confusion or uncertainty. You don't have to go it alone! You may well emerge from the other side a stronger and happier person than you ever thought possible.
01453 708286
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Stroud GL5
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Dominic Olivier
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Systemic and Family Psychotherapy. MSC (distinction) from The Family Institute, University of South Wales. NHS employed (CAMHS), with small private practice. Working with individuals, couples, families and children.
01453 708276
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Stroud GL5
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RT Counselling / Next Chapter Therapies
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perhaps you are struggling in a relationship with your partner, family member, or work colleague or just find it difficult to find confidence or self-esteem.
Therapy offers an important step in discovering the world around us and finding our place in it. For some people, coming to therapy is a big step. It can take courage to identify a need to heal, recover or progress. My approach aims to ensure that you feel safe in the knowledge that you can trust the therapeutic process. Maintaining the core values of empathy, unconditional positive regard for you as well as congruence (being authentic), I also use other modes of therapy.
01453 707401 x44
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Stroud GL5
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Helen James (Psychotherapy-Children/Young People)
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Verified
For most people, caring for children and young people is a complex mix of high and lows. Sometimes we need help from outside the family to support mental health and wellbeing and help us find our way. If your family is struggling to navigate life, you have a child or young person in distress or you are experiencing difficulties with a new baby, psychotherapy can help make sense of thoughts, feelings and problematic behaviour, allowing a move towards better relationships, healthier behaviours and achieving potential.
01453 701072
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Stroud GL5
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Apple Tree Psychotherapy - Rachel Thomas
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Verified
As a specialist child and adolescent psychotherapist with a background in teaching and family support, I have a breadth of experience working with children and adolescents and their families.
You may have a child struggling with being at school, or perhaps you find yourself constantly at loggerheads with them. Perhaps they can't sleep, or don't want to get up in the morning, they might feel lonely, or misunderstood, criticised, or attacked . You may have tried every strategy you can find, to persuade your child to eat, or listen, or simply follow instructions. We all believe that childhood should be a time of simple happiness, but in fact this is a time of enormous developmental challenge, and many things can make it hard for children and adolescents to tread the path towards a resilient, positive, independent adulthood.
01453 701919
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Stroud GL6
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Josephine Burke
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
I offer one to one or family /parenting sessions for those who are looking to find inspiration in their life or support to get to where they feel most fulfilled.
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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Emma Shelton
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am a relational therapist and I focus on how we function in relation to others, in our family , at work or with friends.
I wonder if you are looking to find out why things are not going well at the moment? Maybe you have experienced a personal loss or often feel low and tearful? Perhaps a friend or loved one has suggested you could talk to someone about feeling low? I can offer a space for you to explore issues and allow time to heal. There may be parts of your behaviour that confuse you, often leading to you ending up hurt and disappointed. Are there relationship problems that cause disress? Sometimes life is overwhelming and it seems that everything is going wrong. It feels impossible to tell people around you how you truly feel. Tell me.
01242 903711
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Stroud GL5
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Barry Cook
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
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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Stroud GL5
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Jo Bullen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
Relationships can be complicated and when they are not going well, they can lead to stress, anxiety, low mood, isolation and disconnection. We can work together to understand how and why these difficulties may have arisen and what needs to change. This may be the relationship you have with yourself (perhaps issues with self esteem, confidence, anxiety, sadness or uncertainty about your future). It might be the relationship you have with family members (where there might be tension, illness, parenting difficulties) or with your partner (where you might be struggling with disconnection, infidelity, separation).
0117 325 3722
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Stroud GL5
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Dr Priya Bunnell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Although I mainly work with individuals one-to-one, I also have lots of experience in working with family groups where some or all members of the family meet together to overcome any difficulties.
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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Stroud GL5
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Elise Ann Martin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I will work alongside you - and with you - to compassionately & effectively help you identify and meet your goals of wellbeing. I will help you in areas you may need specific targeted support with both session work &out of session exercises to address stress, resolve trauma, provide addiction support and address relationship and career issues. I work with a varied tool box as appropriate to each client: somatic tools, psychotherapy, mindfulness, psycho-education, nervous system regulation skills & more.Our challenges arise within a collective context and we heal within that context too: family , social, community, environment.
01748 902201
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Stroud GL5
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Serena Fisher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all face difficult times in life, in fact I think we could just say, life is difficult. In counselling you will be thinking with another person about how you manage life’s struggles, how you relate to friends and family and how your present situation may be related to your past experiences. Talking and thinking with another can bring about a new perspective to old problems or worries and help you find new ways of approaching things. in. In my experience even small changes can have a very positive impact. Speaking to someone might feel a bit daunting to begin with but I find people soon settle in.
01257 449513
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Stroud GL5
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Gunilla Thor-Finch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a counsellor with extensive work and life experiences. In my practice now, I mainly work with couples. Has your relationship changed and you feel unhappy, sad or unheard, remember change can happen. Relationships are challenging; we have two different people with different wants and needs and that can be challenging to face up to. When we go into a new relationship, we invest our hopes, needs and desires and when things go wrong, it brings up different and often difficult emotions. I offer a safe space where both people can be heard and seen, so by identifying the root of your differences, positive changes can happen.
01453 708118
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Stroud GL5
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Naomi Hopkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I can provide you with a warm, supportive, safe space which can allow you to explore any difficult issues you may be experiencing in your life. This could be emotional turmoil due to a life situation, or perhaps a traumatic event that has happened to you, causing feelings of overwhelm. I will always listen and endeavour to understand you, free from any judgement. Allowing you to share your story at your own pace. I have an integrative approach which means I draw upon different modalities of counselling through my experience and training. This will help me meet your needs in the best way I can whilst working with you.
01453 703190
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Stroud GL5
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Monika Szeder
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I will support you within a calm, non-judgemental setting built on empathy and trust. I offer a safe, confidential, supportive and understanding environment for you to explore your experiences, feelings and needs, enabling growth and change to happen. Our sessions can be face to face, online, or by telephone.
07766 540171
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Stroud GL5
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Hayley Carmichael
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Anyone can feel the need to talk through what is troubling them; the past two years have proven tough for a lot of people. From worries about getting angry to feeling like you aren't heard - therapy can help. Perhaps you want to move forwards but feel stuck, or maybe a change is proving tough to navigate. If your past won't let you go, therapy allows you to explore this and loosen the grip of the past on your present. Sometime you just need a calm, safe space to think about what really matters for you and therapy offers this opportunity to sit with someone with no agenda other than to help you.
01453 703128
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Stroud GL6
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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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Fiona Rand
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Family Therapy Counsellors

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.