Somatic Counselling in Stroud

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Louise Hunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Sometimes I may invite somatic exercises and creative interventions into the relationship as an alternative to conversation, which can be very powerful.
I have always championed a person's ability to empower themselves and develop a stronger self connection and connection to others. It is a privilege to share in the personal challenges and ventures of each unique individual I work with in therapy. If you need to find a space to really be listened to, make sense of past, present or future events, discuss personal issues and learn how to move into a deeper understanding of yourself, I would be honoured to be there alongside you.
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Stroud GL6
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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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RT Counselling / Next Chapter Therapies
Counsellor, PsychD, MNCS Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Marcella Howard
Counsellor, PsychD, BACP
Verified
Verified
At the heart of healing from trauma is the human relationship. I offer my clients a safe, consistent, honest and heart led space from within which you can explore all that you are and find integration. I am an experienced, BACP registered NARM therapist; specialising in Complex Trauma. Psychodynamically trained, with a particular interest in Relational and intersubjective approaches. My personal and clinical experience has led me to believe that we each have the capacity to heal from our early wounds; what ever they may be.
01453 707403
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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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Bonnie Grotjahn
Counsellor
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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Linda Graham
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Most of our problems in life, in my opinion, stem from difficulties managing and understanding ourselves - how we got to where we find ourselves, why we struggle to cope, why we feel the way we do. Counselling offers an opportunity to learn how we tick and why, which is one way to ease some of the psychological and/or physical burdens we find ourselves carrying. Counselling is an investment in oneself, a start in unravelling the complexities of who we are.
01453 707409
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Stroud GL6
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Waitlist for new clients
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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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Cirencester Psychology
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Experienced Clinical Psychologist in a lead NHS therapies role, offering CBT and EMDR within a holistic and person-centred approach. Please visit our website. Get immediate and effective help for a range of psychological and physical health conditions as well as with personal development and relationships. Clients often begin to notice improvement and relief after a couple of sessions! Update January 2021 - the clinic is currently not accepting new referrals.
01285 708754
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Stroud GL5
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Hannya Melrose
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I have worked for over 15 years as a body-oriented psychotherapist, specialising in prenatal & birth/ attachment issues, sexual trauma, life transitions & crisis. I am also a TRE (Tension Releasing Exercises) provider, to support the release of stress from the body/ mind. More recently I have trained to work with women of all ages & life stages around menstrual cycle awareness, the menopause passage & after & I am currently training as a women's transformational coach & facilitator. I feel passionately about supporting women to step into greater self-love, empowerment & fulfillment in all areas of their life.
01453 708236
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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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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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Stroud GL6
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Rachel Power The Walk And Talk Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Stroud GL5

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Bobbi Gill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced Integrative Trauma -Informed Counsellor working with adults based in Gloucestershire. Life can be challenging and sometimes we can find it hard to cope with the overwhelm or find ourselves stuck. Working with you, I offer a welcoming confidential and safe space to help you process difficult situations or feelings, explore your thoughts, feel heard and understood, develop a greater understanding of yourself and your issues, find patterns and make connections. Together we will work out how best to work through and resolve any deep-rooted issues/patterns/behaviours and agree strategies to help you move forward.
01452 923095
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Gloucester GL3
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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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Lisa Brown
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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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Gloucester GL2
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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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Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am a qualified and accredited counsellor (MNCS accred) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADD/ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
01242 507893
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Gloucester GL2
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Bill Dillon
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
Welcome. There are times when something is troubling you and you are unable to think about and work through those issues on your own. It is never easy to ask for help and perhaps you have been struggling with issues and painful feelings for a while. I can provide a professional and safe environment in which you can speak openly and confidentially about whatever is on your mind. I am trained to listen to you in a way that can help you recognise the source of your present difficulties, which may be rooted in the past. This process can offer the possibility of long lasting change.
01452 930970
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Gloucester GL1
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Promis Clinics
Verified
Verified
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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Somatic Counsellors

How does somatic therapy work?

Somatic therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on how the body and mind are interconnected. In this approach, physical symptoms are addressed because they may in fact signal emotional distress. Somatic therapists combine mindfulness, talk therapy, breathwork, yoga, dance, and physical manipulations of the body to help patients become more attuned to what their body is telling them.

Is EMDR a somatic therapy?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of somatic therapy, as it incorporates mental and physical principles. EMDR involves remembering a traumatic experience while allowing one’s eyes to track a side-to-side visual stimulus from a therapist. This lateral eye movement is believed to diminish the painful power of the memory so that it can be discussed with a therapist.

Is somatic therapy evidence-based?

Somatic therapy has been researched and studied, and some forms of somatic therapy are found to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. Because somatic therapy encompasses many techniques, some, such as EMDR and meditation, have been studied more than others.

What is somatic trauma therapy?

Somatic trauma therapy is based on the idea that when people experience trauma, they can become stuck in the “freeze” part of a “fight, flight, or freeze” response. In this state, trauma can manifest itself both mentally and physically—through tension in the muscles, anxiety, and stress. Popular forms of somatic trauma therapy include EMDR, sensorimotor therapy, and somatic experiencing.