COUNSELLING APPROACH

As a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential, ethical and effective practice. More about my professional history, here. My way of working is eclectic as I have had a diversity of training and a diverse history.

A typical session

I start from the premise that you will be different from every other client I have ever seen, so our work together will be unique and tailored to your particular needs. 

We will talk about the different issues that you want to deal with for a time, and then using energy therapy we will see how you are reacting to it and holding it in your mind and body is reacting to them.

Listening to how it is in the body can change your experience of the distress. We can also use the various interventions which allow the distress to change in intensity, so that it lessens and shifts, giving you a new perspective and a sense of peace.  

Core Process psychotherapy is everything that we think and feel and which is expressed by our bodies. When therapy is approached from the body perspective, the body is allowed to express its pain and it becomes a doorway to your healing. The body can tell you things about your experience of being in the world that you do not know intellectually. When this experience has a disturbing element, and it is released through using various awareness practices, you find yourself coming into a more peaceful frame of mind.   

Energy therapy uses techniques where the body's meridians (energy pathways used in acupuncture) and chakras (energy centres used in yoga) are tapped in sequence or gently held in order to balance ourselves physically and emotionally. These methods have been clinically observed to consistently relieve human distress (See Church, D et al, 2012, Depression, Research and Treatment).  My clients regularly report that these techniques help them to create calm and a sense of emotional balance by releasing emotional distress, self-sabotaging beliefs and self-defeating behaviours. They also enjoy that these techniques are simple and easy to use at home, accelerating the transformative process of therapy. The primary result of this is positive well-being.  

I personally found psychotherapy and counselling did not give me the same relief from overwhelming emotions that the energy practices did. This is why I trained and added them to my therapy practice. As well as using them professionally, I continue to use them for myself, friends and family.  

Therapeutic Tools that I am trained in include Emotional Freedom Techniques®, Tapas Acupressure Technique, Frontal Occiputal Holding and Matrix Re-impriting, amongst others. My approach is client centred and intuitive, allowing the best interests of the client to direct the flow of the session.   

Please contact me for an initial telephone consultation so we can decide together whether working with me would be useful for you at this time.   I look forward to hearing from you.

Sessions can be held in person at my office in central Bristol (82 Colston Street, BS1 5BB), by phone, or video chat, according to your preference. Whatever your concerns, give me a call on 07871105335, or email me to see if I can help. If I am not the right therapist, I will help you find someone who is.