Counselling In Stroud
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Availability: I currently have spaces available on Wednesday afternoons.
Individual and Couples Counselling
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor offering therapy in Stroud. I see individuals, couples, students and young people from age 15 upwards. I can provide a confidential service within a safe space to listen and to help you explore your feelings.
As a psychodynamic counsellor I can work with a wide range of difficulties including issues related to:
During our first meeting we can look at your main concerns and we can then consider how to proceed from there. We can discuss whether you would like an agreed number of therapy sessions or whether a more open-ended counselling arrangement would suit you better.
Psychodynamic counselling can help you to develop a better understanding of your difficulties and looks at ways in which you can make changes. This therapy entails both of us working together to reflect on your issues rather than me giving you advice or telling you what to do. Part of the counselling may involve looking at patterns in your life which are being repeated.
Mindfulness and being in the present can also contribute to finding a balance as well as increasing your awareness about who you truly are.
I can provide counselling for couples in a neutral space where you and your partner will have the opportunity to begin to understand what is occurring between you. There may be various reasons why you are both considering counselling at this time such as difficulties in communicating, some kind of conflict or because you have encountered a particularly difficult phase in your relationship. I will listen to your issues in a sensitive way whilst taking both points of view into account. Couples counselling usually entails seeing both partners together for a series of counselling sessions.
I offer counselling in Stroud which is within easy reach of Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester. My counselling practice in Stroud is a fifteen-minute walk from Stroud town centre and five minutes by car. It is 12 miles from Cirencester, 9 miles from Gloucester and 12 miles from Cheltenham by car. You can take the A419 from Cirencester, the A46 from Cheltenham and the A417 from Gloucester. There is a train station in Stroud (0.7 miles) and also a bus station (0.8 miles) if walking. Parking is available at my location.
I am a fully accredited counsellor with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), a body which awards the most widely recognized quality standard for the mature and experienced practitioner. I operate within the BACP ethical framework and regularly participate in further professional development training.
I am a registered practitioner with WPA Health Insurance, PruHealth and Aviva.