Integrative Counsellor: Mark Childs

Life rarely follows the straightforward path we had hoped it would, and we can find ourselves in places we don’t recognise or discover that the path ahead delivers unexpected changes or challenges. These changes can often result in mixed feelings, some welcome and some hard to accept. Counselling can offer a space to come to terms with these changes and cope with the transitional stage we find ourselves in.Mark Childs

I am able to work through your existential or spiritual concerns, help you to understand previous events and difficulties from your life, or work towards a future goal. In order to do this, I draw from a variety of approaches and creative techniques to work as an integrative counsellor and this helps me to best meet the specific needs of the person I am working with. However, I believe that the therapeutic journey is a collaborative one. Therefore, in order to honour the uniqueness and autonomy of the client, I would aim to approach any difficulties and obstacles in a mutual, collaborative and interpersonal way. Using this approach allows me to respond to the person I am sitting with rather than applying a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to suit everyone.

Nonetheless, although I believe that creating a relationship this way between counsellor and client is central to creating a safe, trusting and supportive space for personal exploration, please rest assured that you will always be placed at the centre of the work.

The therapeutic work can be open-ended or run through a fixed number of sessions, depending on your preference. Initially, the first session will be about exploring what has brought you to counselling and your current situation. Following this, sessions act as a way for me to get to know you and your story more deeply, creating the base from which the therapeutic journey progresses. Should this strike a chord with you, I would be happy to meet with you to review your individual needs about what you would like to gain from coming to therapy.

Fees

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £60.

Contact:

markchildscounselling@gmail.com

07927276315

I can also be found on Instagram under: markchildscounselling

Integrative Counsellor: Milla Kenny

Milla Kenny Counselling

Hello, do you need space to talk? Together we can explore issues relating to bereavement, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, loneliness and isolation, low self-esteem and self-confidence, relationship issues, communication styles or challenging family dynamics.Milla Kenny

I have special interest in working with bereavement, grief and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life.

I gravitate towards psychodynamic and humanistic approach to therapy and I will encourage you to be self-reflective, engage in self-exploration into your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences from early life, and the beliefs that you hold.

I use creative techniques to facilitate deeper self-exploration with clients who wish to work this way.

About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, working in private practice in Bristol and Keynsham. I work with individual adult clients (18+ yrs). I offer long-term and short-term counselling depending on your needs, in person, via zoom video and telephone. I am a certified online and telephone counsellor and can deliver remote counselling competently.

The aim of our sessions is to help you have a better understanding of yourself, which in turn will help you deal with the feelings that are encroaching on your current life.

I see the role of the counsellor as that of a confidential and compassionate collaborator, supporting you towards solutions that are not imposed by me, but come from within you.

Together we can explore issues relating to:

  • Bereavement/Loss and Grief
  • Challenging Life Events
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Low Self Confidence/Self Esteem
  • Life Changes/Choices/Pressures
  • Retirement/Loneliness
  • Emotional/Psychological Wellbeing
  • Workplace/Occupational/Professional/Social Difficulties
  • Separation/Divorce

Qualifications

  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Registered Member
  • Training: BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling / 2013

 What will happen at my first appointment?
At your first appointment with me l will ask you a few questions, discuss some of the events that have brought you to therapy and look at how my services might be able to help. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you have about counselling.

At the end of this initial consultation, you may be able to decide whether you would like to continue with further appointments.

For more information and FAQs, please visit my website: www.millakennycounselling.co.uk

If you would like to have an informal chat before booking, please feel free to call me on 07847 362 317.
You can also contact me via email: info@millakennycounselling.co.uk

Milla's BACP log 2 October 2022Milla Kenny OTC 2 October 2022

 

Former client testimonials:

“Milla’s warmth, care and understanding gave me the courage to talk about things I had been unable trust anyone else with. She made me feel heard and valued so that through our sessions I was able to start to make sense of things and find a way through, back to myself.”

“Thanks so much for listening and helping me all these months – it means the world to me.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for all my sessions. You have helped me to feel much stronger in regards to considering myself as well as others. I have enjoyed having time every week to discuss everything going on in my life.”

 

Gestalt Therapist: Edda Johnson

About me

I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist, with full UKCP registration, offering affordable psychotherapy and counselling for individual adults on a short or long term basis.EDDA-NEW-PHOTO August 2023

I have undertaken a rigorous training at Welsh Psychotherapy Institute (WPI), over many years to provide me with a robust grounding to support clients facing a wide range of life challenges.

Gestalt means ‘whole’ and Gestalt Therapy is a dynamic approach that works with the whole person. As a relational therapist I pay attention to the relationship as it develops with a client, bringing awareness to what is happening in the present moment. This creates the potential for shifting patterns that are no longer helpful. I include bringing awareness to body sensations and experiences to support this work.

Experience

I have worked in the voluntary sector for over 30 years in a wide range of health and social care settings, including social housing, regeneration projects and for 11 years I managed a charity offering a wide range of bereavement services.

Fees

My fee is £45.00 for a 50 minute session, either face to face or on Zoom. I do have some concessionary rates available, please ask, so that finances don’t get in the way of you seeking the support you need.

First step

I offer a free 30 minute introductory session, via Zoom, to explore how we might work together and if we are a good fit. If you would like to contact me please email eddajohnsontherapy@gmail.com . I aim to respond to enquires within 24 hours.

For more information please take a look at my website : https://www.eddajohnsontherapy.com

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy: Doug Teeling

About me

I believe firmly that in offering a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe environment each client can learn to trust their own experience and feelings. Beginning to talk about yourself and what you are dealing with may feel new or even unnerving, so I am always mindful to work with you at your own pace.

In the process of therapy many different issues may come up for you. There is no pressure to work to a schedule or through any set list. In talking together we have an opportunity to explore, reflect upon and understand more fully how and why you feel the way you do.

Whether you have been through something traumatic in the past or recently experienced some crisis in your life, or perhaps are dealing with a more prolonged sense of disillusionment with life, the space provided by therapy allows us to work through these issues together.

I have a particular interest in how early relationships shape our experiences later in life. Whilst I work in an integrative way and draw upon many theories, I find psychodynamic and relational approaches in particular offer great insight into how our past can live on in the present. I also pursue research exploring how the changing environment affects our psychological well-being.

In a time of accelerating climate change I believe it is essential to keep in mind the impact of the wider social, political and environmental challenges we are all necessarily affected by. Whilst we may not discuss this explicitly in sessions, I believe these issues will always be a part of how we find ourselves situated in life at any given time.

If you would like to meet for an initial session then please do get in touch.

Please note that during the ongoing situation regarding the Covid pandemic, I will be offering psychotherapy sessions online. I also have some availability for in person work. Please ask for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited psychotherapist with UKCP having completed an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy at BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling). This course involves an intensive and in-depth approach to study over many years.

Alongside my private practice which has been running since 2013, I have also worked for the SWAN project in Bristol, one of the few places in the Bath and Bristol area which offers the opportunity for longer term low cost therapy.

My professional background is in mental health, having worked for nearly a decade supporting individuals dealing with enduring mental health issues. My previous training includes a Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at BCPC, a Certificate in Counselling Skills at Bath College, as well as a degree in Psychology and Study of Religions at Bath Spa University.

I am also an active member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (http://www.climatepsychologyalliance.org/)

Fees

  • £75 per week. (A number of lower fee places are available).
  • £35 for initial session.

First steps

If you would like to find out more about coming to psychotherapy then I welcome you to get in touch.

We can arrange an initial session which is an opportunity to get a feel for how we would work together and to ask any questions you may have.

After this meeting you may decide if you would like to book further sessions, which would usually be on a weekly basis.

Outdoor Sessions

I will be offering a limited number of outdoor sessions from Spring 2023. Working outdoors can feel very different to indoor psychotherapy, and so we would first meet for an initial session indoors to explore together whether taking sessions outside feels appropriate. Sessions will be located in the countryside around Bath, would last 60 minutes and there would be a weekly fee of £80. If this is something you feel you would be interested in then please do let me know.

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Counsellor and Psychotherapist: Alex Moate

Alex Moate is an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who is accredited with the BACP.

Counselling can provide you with much needed clarity when life seems full up, with no room left to think. I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space to explore issues that you are facing, to look more closely at the impact that these are having in your life and to begin to gain new perspectives. As an integrative practitioner I am able to work flexibly with you, with my work being informed by different approaches including Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means that I am able to work in a way that will best suit your individual needs.

Issues I work with include lack of self-confidence, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement and loss, sexuality, gender and identity issues and traumatic events.

If you are having problems with low mood, social anxiety, worry, OCD or more generalised anxiety I also have specialist knowledge in working with adults and young people using low-intensity CBT. This can provide you, or your child, with the skills to challenge more negative ways of thinking and move forward with your goals.

Experience

I have worked within the NHS counselling members of staff, as a Counsellor and Low-intensity CBT therapist at Off the Record and most recently as a Counsellor at a Sixth Form College in Bristol. I have also worked in private practice for over 8 years as a Life Coach with adults and young people.

I received my Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of South Wales and also have a Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies Practice for Children, Young People and Families from the University of Exeter. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of conduct.

Fees

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £60. I also offer an initial consultation at a reduced cost of £40, which is a great time to see if counselling is for you and whether I work in a style that suits you

Please feel free to ring or email me for a chat and to ask any questions that you might have before booking an initial consultation.

Email: moatealex@yahoo.com

Tel: 07933614291

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