All practitioners are bound by their ethical guidelines and accrediting bodies. All will be in professional supervision for their work. Please check with individual therapists if you would like more information about their training and qualifications. You will find individual contact details for each therapist at the end of their entry.
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
Counselling offers you the opportunity to explore and reflect on issues that are affecting your relationships, your life style choices and essentially your relationship with yourself.
My specialised area is working with anyone whose life is affected by food and/or body image issues having worked within the field of Eating Disorders for many years, both as a support worker for family members as well as one on one with people struggling with Eating Disorders.
My intention is to create a warm, safe and compassionate space to allow you to express yourself freely and to work towards creating life choices that are healthy for you.
I work from an Integrative approach with Person Centred core qualities, tailoring my approach to your own specific needs and taking into consideration you as an individual. I am BACP registered Counselling Diploma Level 5
Carla has worked in social and emotional support services for over 15 years. This has covered a range of areas, from working with those individuals and families managing the additional challenges relating to autism, as well as working in a bereavement service where she was counselling clients who are grieving loss. Other areas of work have included clients with low self-esteem and depression, and providing support to young adults in crisis.
A BACP Registered Counsellor who is trained in the Psychodynamic model. Carla draws upon a range of techniques based on what the clients needs are, including mindful awareness and looking at cognitive processing, patterns of behaviour and thinking that may be affecting peoples’ mental well being.
Carla is currently increasing her professional qualifications, and studying an Advanced Level training in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy. This enables her to offer a wider range of skills to bring to clients. Techniques include contemporary methods of working such as supporting clients awareness in dealing with somatic responses that arise from stress and depression. This Advanced training is with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy via Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership
Pauline spent 20 years working in London before moving to Bath, specialising in the affects on peoples perceptions when communicating. She has worked with a wide range of different people, from executives of companies to mentoring and coaching those with emotional health issues. Common themes that she has worked with include; existential questions, self-esteem, low level depression, adult ADHD and working with the emotional and behavioural effects on people who grew up in alcoholic families.
In recent years she has also included using creativity with some clients, and using it as a conduit to aid well-being for self enquiry and expression. She has hosted workshops with MIND North London and presented seminars with Creative Future including how to overcome rejection.
Originally trained in the traditional Psychodynamic style of counselling which included analytical thinkers; Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Bowlby amongst others. She is now continuing her professional qualifications to provide a broader range of therapeutic models including contemporary research into trauma and neuroscience. She has been studying advanced theories and methods in Humanistic Integrative Relational Psychotherapy with The Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership. She is in the final stages of completing this additional training and offers clients affordable rates as a Psychotherapist trainee for Integrative and Humanistic model under the professional body of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Sheila is a psychotherapist and counsellor with more than fifteen years' experience, in London and East Sussex before coming to Bath in 2014. She is registered and accredited by UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) and UK Assn of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP.)
After a background in higher education, Sheila did six years’ training in Humanistic, mainly Gestalt, psychotherapy, at Spectrum Training in North London, qualifying in 2005. She has also done additional courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Sex Therapy, Addictions counselling and Couples’ counselling.
While Sheila has experience in working with all kinds of abuse, one of her specialisms is in working with survivors of domestic abuse, having worked for campaigning and advice organisations in this field.
She is particularly interested in the effects of anxiety, including OCD on daily lives; in trauma and post-traumatic stress; and depression.
She works face-to-face short-term and long-term with individuals and couples, for counselling and/or mentoring and psychotherapy. "Couples" can mean two people, married or otherwise, in an intimate relationship, or siblings, or close friends.
Apart from her practice at Bath Psychotherapy, Sheila also works from a practice room in Larkhall, in the north of Bath. (see website)
07732 015 815