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I am a Senior Student of Core Process Psychotherapy working in Bath and Chippenham. I have been in private practice for over a year and have worked with people feeling overwhelmed by stress at work, home or university; having difficulty dealing with negative thoughts and emotions; dealing with the loss or separation from a loved one; or feeling anxious after illness, trauma or abuse.
Although it is natural to try to avoid pain, or to try to simply cope with short term solutions, this can cause further suffering and impact our health and relationships. Core Process Psychotherapy draws on mindfulness philosophy, psychology, neurobiology and psychotherapy to help us heal. It is a compassionate, relationship-based approach that believes in the power of our own wisdom.
If you would like to meet to discuss working together, please contact me using the details below.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I have particular experience in helping clients understand their low mood, anxiety, lack of motivation and stress allowing you to start along the path of recovery with increased emotional resilience.
An initial phone call (07977248409) or e-mail discussion ([email protected]) will allow you to tell me why you are considering counselling and ask questions. If you decide you would like to meet after this then the first paid session will include the following:
– Explanation of confidentiality and fees.
– I will ask about any previous counselling you may have had and whether you found it helpful or not and why.
– I will share some information about the way that I work and the counselling process.
– Opportunity for you to ask further questions.
– Conversation about what you are going through and what you would like to change.
– At the end of the session we can reflect on how you found it and whether you think future sessions might be useful for you.
– I charge for the first session – there is absolutely no obligation to continue therapy with me and you do not have to decide there and then.
I have worked with a number of different counselling organisations; counselling clients of all ages with a range of presenting issues. I have also worked as a support group facilitator. I currently work with undergraduates and post graduates at the University of Bath alongside my private practice. Please see my website below for further information.
I’m an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist, offering a safe, supportive place to talk about your difficulties and concerns.
People come to see me for many different reasons, my approach is to take time to focus on what’s important for you as an individual.
Initially we’ll consider what’s bringing you to therapy and whether you feel we can work together; the quality of the relationship between therapist and client has an important part to play.
It’s not uncommon to feel anxious or unsure about taking the first step, please feel free to contact me to discuss your concerns in confidence.
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (University of Roehampton)
Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF Therapy)
BPC & FPC Registered
My background is in creative arts and the charity sector, in housing, homelessness, learning disabilities and with young people.
I work as a cognitive behavioural therapist and use an integrative CBT approach, drawing on approaches such as compassion focused therapy, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and mindfulness.
My special interest area is in helping people to manage anxiety problems, such as general anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety and phobias. People say I have a friendly and relaxed approach, and my aim is to help you feel at home as soon as possible to explore whatever is troubling you.
My approach is tailored to you as an individual, so we can work towards your personal goals. Along the way my aim is to help you to develop awareness of how unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving can be impacting on how you feel and how you can use this awareness to make changes and help yourself to move towards the things that matter to you in life.
I’m an accredited member of the National Counselling Society. As such I am committed to safe and ethical practice and keeping my work up to date with continuing professional development.
Online Therapy / Covid-19
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic I am currently working partly online. If you wish to have an initial session I am happy to arrange to do this online if you prefer.
Sometimes we need help in our journeys to find out who we really are; we need a different perspective from friends and family, someone who is impartial, who won’t react to what we say, and offer what ‘they think’ responses.
Counselling and therapy can offer this space to re-evaluate what is happening and is a chance to talk about things that perhaps no else has properly listened to.
I offer humanistic, psychodynamic based integrative therapy; informed by Gestalt practice and aspects of cognitive therapy: working both in the short term, identifying specific problems or the longer term, which offers the chance to make real changes.
What does this mean practically? Principally, it means creating a safe setting where someone can begin to explore their own experiences and begin to work out what they properly feel. Daily life can seem like a compromise that doesn’t give us the space to explore our deepest feelings and therefore change for the better is more often than not, painfully, on hold.
I completed training at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling, accredited by BACP & UKCP (DipHIC, distinction, BCPC). This follows a life-long interest in people, their motivations and relationships. I have a first-class degree in psychology (Bath 2001), an MLiTT in creative writing (Glasgow, 2011) and two decades of experience in mental health, both the charity sector e.g. Mind, & Changes, Bristol but also the NHS, working on acute mental health wards, as well as counselling addictions in Bristol. I also facilitate groups, and run creative writing workshops.
Sharon Charlton Thomson
Making the choice to come into therapy takes courage, Those who choose to do their inner work create possibilities for their own growth and healing, I believe that we don’t have to be constricted by our pasts or live a life anxious about our futures; the more self-awareness we cultivate the more choice we create for how we want to live our lives.
I have over twenty years of experience in working with individuals, families and couples as a coach and a therapist. My practice is informed by many years of experience and training.
I have trained in working with couples, children, and families. I am informed in my family work by DDP principles; trained with Jill Gabriel in working with couples and am currently a senior student training at the Karuna Institute in Core Process Psychotherapy which teaches a leading edge therapy that integrates Buddhist and Western psychology, neurobiology and mindfulness. It is a contemplative approach to therapy helping to bring awareness to the unconscious aspects of ourselves, the stuff that can have us feel most stuck.
I work with compassion, integrity, warmth, and compassion. And am experienced in working with developmental trauma, anxiety, stress, and relationship problems. I am passionate about my own continued learning and in service of all of my clients bring what I learn to my work.
I am an experienced UKCP reg MA Psychotherapist. I seek to provide a space for you where you can, through the process of dialogue, consider your needs and your concerns in your relationships and life. Unresolved relational difficulties in our families of origin might manifest in many various symptoms, a sense of deep unhappiness, anxiety, loneliness, low self-confidence at work or in relationships. The process, as you can imagine, takes time as you discover what you need to enable you to create a life that feels meaningful to you.
People often seek therapy in desperation, yet find, as well as gaining initial relief from painful symptoms, it slowly becomes a chosen activity adding vitality and support to your life.
I have a particular interest in Complex PTSD and am engaged in researching contemporary theories and have also published articles on the subject.
I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist in training with BCPC and am currently in my fifth year of training towards a Masters Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.
We all face difficulties at some point in our lives. Often it is challenging to face these difficulties alone. At these times it can sometimes be necessary to ask for support from someone outside of our circle of family or friends such as a therapist.
I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space in which together we can explore difficult or complex thoughts and feelings that you are experiencing. I aim to bear witness to how it is and what it means to be you in the context of your life. I take a person-centred relational approach to therapy, at the heart of which is the relationship between therapist and client. I believe that nobody knows what is best for you more than you do. My aim is to meet you fully and empathically -as you are. I will work together with you; helping you to explore, work through and make sense of any difficulties that you may be facing in life, aiming to assist you in finding new ways of relating to yourself, to others and to the world, and move towards healing and a sense of wholeness.
Laura is a psychotherapist and the founder member of the Abbey Practice and George Street Therapy Rooms. She is a senior practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in the field. As well as a full private practice Laura was Head of Training at Wessex Counselling Service and taught at Bath Spa University and Wiltshire College.
Laura is particularly interested in, and experienced with, working with childhood trauma, experiences of bullying, the impact of Asperger's and autism on individuals and families, and experiences of anxiety.
Laura originally trained with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling as an integrative psychotherapist. She developed her psychoanalytic interests and perspective in her work at Wessex Counselling Service and is also a registered member of the British Association of Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervisors.
078 5505 2986
Rupert is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist with extensive training and experience in a number of different therapeutic approaches. This experience enables him to offer a flexible and responsive approach that can be adapted to changing needs as therapy progresses. He sees children, young people and adults on an individual basis as well as working with couples and families.
Rupert trained as a Family Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) over 15 years ago and subsequently as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). He has additional training, experience and interest in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Rupert worked for many years within the NHS and has extensive experience of working with children, young people, adults, couples and families across the whole range of life challenges. He has a particular interest and experience in working with anxiety, low mood and depression, eating disorders, work related stress, couples counselling and relationship difficulties, divorce and separation issues, parenting and step parenting challenges as well as school related issues.
Email: [email protected]