Gestalt Therapist in Training: Edda Johnson

Gestalt Therapist: Edda JohnsonI am in my final year of training as a gestalt therapist at the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership (WPP). I offer low-cost therapy and counselling for individual adults on a short or long term basis through WPP’s Affordable Therapy Service, which provides high quality psychotherapy by therapists who are in training and working towards United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registration.

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 the last 10 years I have been managing a charity offering bereavement services.

My personal experience of therapy has included Transpersonal Therapy and Person Centred Therapy which are humanistic therapies, that trust people know what they need, and given the space, support and opportunity this can be discovered.   My journey has led me towards Gestalt Therapy which I find is a dynamic and exciting approach. Gestalt means ‘whole’ and involves working with the whole person, bringing into awareness what is happening in the present moment which creates the potential for shifting patterns that are no longer helpful.

I am passionate about being outdoors in nature and long distance walking and camping are activities that I find uplifting and restorative. I also enjoy running and hot yoga.

If you would like to talk about how we may work together please contact me on: eddajohnsontherapy@gmail.com

Integrative Counsellor: Rebecca Jackson

Changing the Story

About me

Integrative Counsellor: Rebecca JacksonI believe that everyone has their own unique story that is rooted in and intertwined with a bigger picture; family, culture, the wider world, etc. Challenges can therefore arise in many ways and manifest in multiple forms throughout life. As an integrative counsellor, I work alongside clients, focusing on their needs and adapting therapeutic methods and techniques, to their distinctive story. I do this through a holistic approach, honouring the fact that as human beings our bodies, emotions, thoughts and responses are all deeply interlinked, which neuroscience is increasingly revealing.

I also believe that compassionate, non-judgemental relationship is central to therapeutic work, cultivating an acceptance that supports one to embrace themselves and their life journey with kindness. This in turn supports greater connection with oneself, others and the wider word. For we cannot always change our circumstances but I believe we can, through compassion, transform our relationship with ourselves and our circumstances.

Qualifications, experience and interests

I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and I am currently studying on a MA course in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have worked for the past two years as a counsellor with Kinergy, a voluntary organisation that specialises in sexual abuse and sexual violence. I am particularly interested in working with trauma and survivors of abuse. I also work with a wide range of issues, including depression, low mood, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, bereavement, etc.

Counselling sessions

I offer an initial assessment session, which I charge £25 for, in which you can meet with me, ask me any questions you may have about myself, counselling and my approach, to see whether I may be able to help you. After the initial assessment session if you think I may be of help to you and you would like to book further sessions, these further sessions will take place on a regular basis at the same time each week.

Fees:

£45 per 50 minute session

Availability:

Wednesday Evenings

Contact details:

Email: rebeccajackson@changingthestory.co.uk

Phone number: 07724610041

Website: www.changingthestory.co.uk

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.

For more details about my approach and experience please visit my website: https://www.bathspapsychotherapy.co.uk

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

  • £47 per week.
  • £10 for initial 40 minute 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.

This session will last 40 minutes, and payment of £10 will need to be made by bank transfer prior to us meeting.

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

Contact details:

 

Counsellor and Psychotherapist: Alex Moate

Alex Moate is an experienced Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, who is registered 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 £50. I also offer an initial consultation at a reduced cost of £30, 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: 07900998314