Gestalt Psychotherapy in Bristol & Online
Hello and welcome.
Are you feeling low, stuck or overwhelmed and looking for support? Perhaps you have managed okay until now in your life, or maybe you have been struggling alone with difficult feelings for a long time. Psychotherapy can help you to understand yourself better and experiment with different ways of relating to yourself and your world.
I’ve been in practice since 2017 and fully qualified as a UKCP accredited psychotherapist in July 2022.
I work with people with a wide range of difficulties and situations. People often come to me for therapy struggling with
- Anxiety & panic attacks
- Lack of confidence & self-esteem
- Depression, feeling low & hopeless
- Feeling unsure who you are or what you want
- Loneliness & difficulties reaching out to others
- Unsatisfying or abusive relationships
- Problems coping with loss and grief
Often these difficulties have roots in early relationships and traumatic experiences, and so making changes requires patience and time within a trusting relationship. In therapy, at your own pace, we’ll your explore your life situation together and make sense of it.
My approach is Gestalt, which means as well as talking about your past and current life, I’ll encourage you to stay with your experience in the moment as you share with me. I’ll focus on what’s happening for you physically as well as your thoughts and feelings. I’ll often explore ways to help you get more in contact with your feelings as so often depression and anxiety are a result of a long history of suppressing emotions. I believe the most important part of therapy is the relationship, and it is through sharing yourself with someone you feel safe with that difficult feelings become more manageable and new choices become available.
The first step is to meet me for an initial assessment to see if we might be a good fit.
I practice in Stokes Croft & Cotham Hill Practice Rooms in Bristol & and online.
I’m a full clinical member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and adhere to its code of ethics, My membership number is 2011171978.
Background and experience
After working in education and social care in a range of roles in the UK and abroad, I trained for six years as an Individual and Group Psychotherapist with the Gestalt Centre, London. In May 2019 I set up my private practice. I also work with university students.
While training, I volunteered for three years at Camden and Islington Bereavement Service, supporting people following often traumatic losses, such as a sudden death and suicide.
In November 2023 I completed a 14 month training in Systemic Family Constellations, with Barbara Morgan, and will soon be offering constellations.
Advanced post graduate Diploma in Individual and Group Gestalt Psychotherapy (UKCP accredited) – The Gestalt Centre, London 2022
MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies – The Gestalt Centre, London and London Metropolitan University, 2018
Post-graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy – The Gestalt Centre, London and London Metropolitan University, 2017
Post-graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy – The Gestalt Centre, London and London Metropolitan University, 2015
Advanced Diploma in Professional Development – The Gestalt Centre, London and London Metropolitan University, 2013