Psychotherapist and Counsellor - Somerset and Devon
I am UKCP accredited psychotherapist working in Wellington, Somerset serving the communities in the Taunton Dean and Devon area.
I have been working as a psychotherapist and counsellor for over 16 years in private practice and NHS.
I aim to help clients deal with a wide range of issues, including depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, shame, relationship problems and issues relating to trauma.
My role as a psychotherapist is to give you the space and time to gain an understanding of a long-term problems that has affected your life in a negative way. Each session is a opportunity to explore and discuss life changes that have happened or that you wish to make. I work on the premise that all individuals are unique and I pull together recognised skills and techniques to meet the wide range of issues that are brought by clients.
My core training was in Integrative Body Psychotherapy, over the years I developed further knowledge and skill having trained in Gestalt Group Facilitation and Clinical Supervision, based on a relational approach. I have experience of working with trauma and I am able to explore themes in therapy using a Jungian approach, for example working with dreams.
If you decide to make an appointment you will be invited to an initial consultation to discuss and possibly identify the problems you are facing and have an opportunity to meet me and decide if psychotherapy or short term counselling is right for you.
The frequency of sessions are normally once a week, they will last for 50 minutes.
My practice offers the option of long-term psychotherapy and short term counselling (12 sessions).
The practice is located in Wellington, on the borders of Devon and Somerset. I am easily reached off junction 26 on the M5.
The clinic can be reached by car and is approximately a 30 minute drive from Taunton and Exeter and 50 minutes from Bristol.
If you are reading this you could be seeking a psychotherapist or counsellor for a wide range of problems. You could be looking to improve the quality of your relationships with people in your life, you may need support in tackling addiction, grief or an immediate crisis such as a separation or divorce, or you may need support in dealing with stress, anxiety or managing trauma. In some cases it is not one particular problem that brings you to visit a psychotherapist; you could simply be looking for ways to get out of a rut or wish to develop your potential.
My core training in Body Psychotherapy is a branch of Psychotherapy that works on the premise that there is no separation between the body and mind in relation to managing stress. This model of therapy aims to bring a dual awareness of the feelings and emotions that arise when difficult themes or issues surface in life. Body Psychotherapy work can be done solely through talking and working with the relationship between the client and therapist, being aware of emerging patterns in the relationships, dynamics, re-enactments and projections that can help explore relationships that exist outside therapy. Accessing the language of the body is working with the unconscious, linking memories to somatic expression, for example muscle tension, or images or memories that arise alongside certain sensations, feelings or emotions. The client begins to move through feelings and emotions rather than in the mind which can be stuck in a loop.
My private practice is based in Wellington, Somerset.
The clinic is located off the M5 an hour from Bristol and half an hour to Exeter. Close to Taunton and honiton.
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