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- Alex AdkinsCounselling
- Alistair EdmundsSomatic movement bodywork
- Andrew SmithMassage
- Andy McKeownPsychotherapy
- Belinda JefferyAromatherapy | Indian head massage | Massage | Reflexology
- Brendagh O’SullivanAcupuncture
- Cassandra WestDoula | Massage | Pregnancy massage
- Catrin JohnPsychotherapy
- Dina BitiMassage | Pregnancy massage
- Gee WhitlockCounselling
- Hellena BitsiosPsychotherapy
- Jess OrlikPsychotherapy
- Kat DayLife coaching | Reiki
- Kate WilliamsIntegrative Counselling
- Kerstin PullinCounselling
- Konstantina SokolakiCounselling Psychology | CBT
- Laura CooperCounselling | Psychotherapy
- Louise JohnsonShiatsu
- Michael GraneyCounselling | Couple and Family Psychotherapy
- Pablo ReinaCounselling
- Patricia FalveyCraniosacral Therapy | Counselling
- Sabine OkraffkaPsychotherapy
- Sandra ArbelaezAcupuncture | Chinese Herbal Medicine | Massage | Reiki
- Sarah HoareHypnotherapy | Massage | Reiki
- Sean CarrolPsychotherapy
- Selena ReidPsychotherapy
- Shelley TreacherCounselling | Psychotherapy
- Sophie PickeringRelational psychodynamic counselling
- Trish UtaboonAromatherapy | Doula | Facials | Massage | Hopi
Alistair has been training in Somatic Movement Education with the School for Body-Mind Centering (BMC) for the past 3 years, completing a variety of courses in the UK, France and Italy. He teaches regular Contact Improvisation (CI) classes in Bristol and has been dancing CI for over 10 years. He has taught an in-depth somatics course for movement practitioners and brought Somatic movement into CI teaching over the last four years.
Alistair also has an enduring interest in different movement practices including; Skinner release, Hanna somatics, Feldenkris, Qui Gong, martial arts, dance and climbing. He is a Somatic movement educator, School for Body-mind Centering and Contact improvisation teacher, South West England.
‘It really was the best massage I ever had. Thank you so much!’
– Verena, massage therapist
I am a very versatile massage therapist with a Level 5 Professional Diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy and an absolute passion for the benefits of massage to body and mind. I offer ‘sports’, relaxation and hot stones treatments and I will tailor the massage to your requirements. Please click here to view my website.
‘Thank you so much for my wonderful massage. I’d come to see you every week if I could.’
– Anna, fellow massage therapist.
‘Andrew has an intuitive touch. He’s wonderful at offering a solution to pain or tension but also a nourishing, soothing treatment that will leave you feeling wonderful afterwards.’
Treatments and prices
Sports or relaxation massage (without hot stones):
£45 for 1hr
£60 for 1.5hrs
Hot stones massage:
£50 for one hour,
£75 for 90 minutes.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to book an appointment using my contact details below.
MSc, Dip Int Psych., UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
(Psychotherapy, Counselling, Supervision, Consultancy)
Why consult with me
In my practice I work with individuals and couples who refer themselves for a variety of reasons. Sometimes these reasons are specific such as dealing with a crisis in life – bereavement, work problems, trauma. At other times people may have a vague sense that things are not right, that they are unfulfilled or that life lacks meaning. These may be experienced in many different ways, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, sexual problems or chronic physical symptoms. Many people come into therapy with significant imbalance between the level of support and the level of strain on their systems.
Some people also come specifically for personal exploration as a means of development rather than because something is problematic.
How I work
You will be treated with warmth and respect in private comfortable surroundings. You will have a safe confidential space to explore what is bothering you and I will neither judge nor trivialise your concerns. None of us can have too much kindness.
You will have an opportunity to take time to tell your story in relationship and to be met wherever or however you are.
Different people need to explore different aspects of themselves as relationships unfold and in the therapy I will be interested in all your relationships including the one with me.
My primary training is in integrative psychotherapy which bridges psychoanalytic and humanistic theories and is rooted in existential philosophy. Integrative psychotherapists use different ways of understanding people and their psychologies so therapy is tailored to the needs of the individual. It is therefore difficult to be very specific so these are pointers – perhaps to help you ask the questions that might interest you.
I offer holistic therapy and see it important to pay attention to the physical and spiritual aspects of the person as well as emotional and thinking aspects. I practice mindfulness meditation and see enormous benefit in slowing down and being as present as is possible.
After university I carried out scientific research and taught in secondary school for more than 10 years. It was there that I became interested in the psychology of learning and specifically why some pupils couldn’t make use of the education system. This led to training as a counsellor in a course based on the work of Alfred Adler, a contemporary of Freud.
I worked as head of the counselling team at the Terrence Higgins Trust and helped develop their services for people affected by HIV during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
I studied Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institue (www.metanoia.ac.uk) between 1990 and 1995. I qualified in 1994 and gained my MSc in 1995 from Middlesex University. Since 1992 I have worked in private practice as a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and trainer.
I taught on the Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology course at Metanoia Institute for 7 years and have been a visiting trainer for different organisations. I have sat on exam boards in the UK and Europe and was the moderator for the Gestalt Psychotherapy Training Institute courses for a number of years.
I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (www,psychotherapy.org.uk) and of Metanoia Institute, and adhere to their Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice.
Longer term psychotherapy;
One off consultations – perhaps to talk through a problem or analyse a dream;
Clinical supervision and mentoring for psychotherapists and counsellors;
Consultancy including management supervision.
Dip. BSA, Dip. BSR, MIGPP
Belinda is an experienced Aromatherapist and Reflexologist who trained at the Bristol School of Holistic Therapies. She is a full member of the International Guild of Professional Practitioners. Belinda is constantly updating her knowledge of holistic healing through interest and also as a requirement of these professional bodies.
Blends are available for home use, that are mixed for your individual needs.
Essential Oils available.
With over 25 years of experience, Brendagh has had notable success in treating a wide variety of conditions. She has particularly enjoyed assisting with fertility (male and female) and hormonal imbalances as well as treating musculo-skeletal problems (both acute and chronic). With a background in psychology, she is also skilled at treating lifestyle issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. Acupuncture can be an invaluable companion on the journey to greater health and serenity.
Currently, she also works at Penny Brohn Cancer Care as Senior Acupuncturist, offering support to people dealing with the side effects of active cancer treatment.
Brendagh initially studied at the College of Traditional Acupuncture (CTA) at the time of Professor JR Worsley, and so is trained in the deep constitutional diagnosis of the Five Element style. Her later studies at the College of integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) enriched her treatment skills, adding the syndrome and substance differentiation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This enables her to be as adept at working with emotional development as with physical conditions of pain, approaching each patient as a unique individual, not just a list of symptoms.
Brendagh is a fully recognised member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and abides by their strict code of conduct.
For further information,
The Massage I provide draws upon many years of practice and a variety of styles and systems. I find the body fascinating and the healing power of touch a constant inspiration. I love to empower people to explore their lives and make positive changes, allowing an innate creative capacity and joy to come through more and more into daily life.
During our session a combination of techniques will be used to give a unique experience, focusing on individual needs. A session may include some of the following:
*Altai Massage and Holistic Massage Therapy
*Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release
*Lymphatic Drainage for immune support
*Joint Mobilization and passive stretching
*Pregnancy and Postnatal treatments
*Postnatal Cerrada (Closing the bones)
*Mayan Abdominal Healing treatments
*Rebozo scarf for muscle relaxation
*Nutritional, Naturopathic guidance
*Shiatsu and Acupressure points
*Body Tapping and Rocking
During a massage I will use a range of bespoke organic oils, body butters and medicinal balms, which are also available to purchase as part of your after care.
I provide 60, 90 and 120 minute long sessions. £50, £65 and £80 respectively. The longer the session, the deeper the body’s ability to drop into a state of receptively, relaxation and release. A one-off massage is a delicious treat. Regular sessions allow for sustained and deep physical and emotional benefit. During an initial session your body becomes familiar with my touch. As sessions progress we go deeper and deeper, and the benefits extend far beyond the session.
I also provide Doula (pregnancy, birth and postnatal) services and can tailor make a package of support for you, which will include Massage/bodywork and physical/emotional preparations. As your Doula I would attend your birth, where I continue to support you and your family physically and emotionally.
To book a session, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by phone or email, otherwise click here to view my website.
Phone: 07765 348 294
Email: [email protected]
I believe it is always helpful to talk. Talking helps us uncover inner resources and get in touch with our deeper feelings. I offer the space to help you explore how you are feeling and to talk about whatever you need.
Working together we will build a unique relationship. I believe the relationship between us is very important, the foundation of our work together. Often the best way to work with difficulties in our lives is to gently turn and face them rather than looking away: I can support you in this work.
Choosing a talking therapy involves work by you, the client – it is not an easy, quick fix. When it works well, psychotherapy can have transformational results. Therapy can be long term and open-ended, although sometimes shorter term is enough. We can discuss this to work out what’s best for you.
I’ve spent many years working in the creative industries surrounded by inspiring people. People, and how they work, are my passion.
My own experience of therapy includes working with trauma, loss and bereavement, relationships, anxiety, depression, midlife passage, inclusion and identity issues.
I gained my first certificate in Counselling in 2005 from Thames Valley University and studied for my Masters in Psychotherapy at BCPC (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling) 2009 – 2016. I am a full member of UKCP and abide by their code of ethics.
Please contact me for an appointments.
I’m Dina Biti, a dedicated practitioner, fascinated with human body and passionate about holistic massage.
I love empowering people and helping them to understand their own body, and discover how their daily routine and habits affect their posture and health. Trying to focus on the root of the condition will make treatments easier and more effective.
As a Massage Therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment giving you the time, space and encouragement to allow yourself naturally recover and relax.
My knowledge journey:
– Level 4 Diploma in Holistic Massage from Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork (BCMB), registered with Massage Training Institute (MTI). Professional insurance from Balens.
– CPD Cupping Therapy: Traditional Oriental Medicine Style from The College of Oriental Therapy (TCOT)
– CPD Pregnancy Massage.
Please contact me with any questions or to book an appointment.
What is Core Process Psychotherapy?
Core Process is a mindfulness psychotherapy, the coming together of Western psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology and practice.
The work entails bringing awareness to thoughts, feelings and sensations, as they emerge in our moment by moment experience with ourselves and the world. This can support us in learning how to be in the moment, which means living fully and being who we are, as we are. It also means experiencing more depth, richness and freedom in our relationship with ourselves and others.
However, traumatic experiences that we have not been able to resolve often stand in the way of our capacity to be fully here, fully connected and fully alive. Unresolved trauma can give rise to feelings states such as: low self esteem, worthlessness, shame, isolation, depression, guilt, envy, fear, panic, depression, loss of meaning, disconnection and numbness. These feeling states can become overwhelming and overshadow the way in which we experience ourselves and others and ultimately affect our capacity to connect with life.
I offer a safe, non judgemental and confidential space were you can work through whatever it might be that stands in the way of you being free to be who you truly are.
Qualifications and experience
I completed a four and half years training with Karuna Institute and I hold a Masters in Core Process Psychotherapy, validated by Middlesex University. I am in the process of accreditation and I am a member of BACP and in regular supervision with an accredited supervisor. I have been running a private practice since 2011 and I have 30 years’ experience of working in the mental health arena and the drug and alcohol field.
Most of my work has involved working with trauma in areas such as sexual and physical abuse, domestic violence, abortion, suicide, death, self harm, substance dependencies, relationship breakups, eating disorders and PTSD.
Free initial consultation: 50 minutes. I charge £45 per hour session, with a limited number of concessionary spaces.
People come to psychotherapy for many reasons. It may be that you are having difficulties in relationships, at work or in your family life. Others come because they find themselves repeating limiting or painful patterns of behaviour. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which your thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored. In this way more of your experience is brought into conscious awareness, and this can lead to insight, integration and relief.
I undertook a Barefoot Practitioner Training in 2010. This was an integrative self-healing course working with meditations and conscious breath-work. The experience was transformative and inspired me to pursue a career as a therapist.
In 2012 I completed a certificate in counselling skills at WPF Therapy in London. Since then I have completed 5 years of an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy with Bath Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre (BCPC). Next year I will qualify as a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) accredited psychotherapist. I have been working in private practice as a trainee psychotherapist since November 2013. I also work within the NHS as an honorary psychotherapist. Prior to starting in private practice I spent a year working as a counsellor with people experiencing problematic drug and alcohol use.
My background is in advice and support work in the voluntary sector, specifically in the fields of housing and homelessness. I have also worked with women who have experienced sexual exploitation.
Arranging an appointment
Please feel free to contact me on 07472661414 with any queries or to arrange an appointment. If I am not available you can leave a message and I will get back to you. Alternatively you can email me on [email protected]. Our first appointment is an opportunity for us to meet and talk about what brings you to therapy at this time. I can also answer any questions you may have about psychotherapy and how I work.
I charge £35 per session. This fee reflects my status as a trainee in my 6th and final year of training. Sessions last for 50 minutes.
Holistic and Therapeutic Massage with aromatherapy oils for women
Karunavapi qualified as a massage therapist in 1997 (ITEC) & in Counselling & Guidance in 1996. She has treated clients in the Healing Rooms for 11 years. She also sees clients in Bedminster.
Karunavapi’s Massage Diploma, with the Bristol School of Massage, focused on the holistic & therapeutic approach to well-being; thus treating the whole person, not solely a presenting ‘issue’.
Karunavapi is inspired to offer her skills and experience in Massage, Meditation and Relaxation. She works intuitively and applies her skills and experience to each client according to their needs at that time. She focuses on deep relaxation and encouraging the body, mind and heart to learn how to be aware and relax more deeply in any moment.
Massage treatment prices (gift vouchers available):
|Initial consultation and treatment (1.5 hour)||£50|
|Initial consultation and treatment (1 hour)||£35|
(The above prices are a special offer until June 2018.)
|Following extended massage treatment (1 hour 30 minutes)||£55|
|Following massage treatment (1 hour)||£40|
|Following massage treatment (30 minutes)||£30|
For information and booking, please contact me with the details below.
Kat healed herself from chronic illness in 2010 using the Lightning Process (involving NLP, life coaching and hypnotherapy). Whilst enjoying her new-found sense of positive health and well-being, she began to question the purpose of life including the role of illness/disease within our lives. She developed a strong desire to help others make positive changes in their lives too, which led her to train in Reiki Healing Levels 1, 2 & 3 enabling her to qualify as a Reiki Master Practitioner. From here, she then went on to further qualify in Life Coaching, Colour Therapy, Meditation and Hypnotherapy. She has combined the essence of each of these therapies to form her Intuitive Reiki Healing & Life Coaching 1:1 sessions.
An Intuitive Reiki Healing & Life Coaching session reveals where you are feeling “stuck” in your life on whatever level (including physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual) and Kat will work with you to find the most effective ways to get your energy moving. She will assist you in discovering why you are experiencing symptoms of illness or dis-ease, seemingly lacking resources, feeling victimised, etc., and how this is being mirrored in your life. Kat offers simple but effective tools and techniques to enable you to change these patterns, for only with change will current problems be resolved. Even a small shift in consciousness will have a huge impact on your health and your life. The energy work that Kat does is a powerful yet very gentle process, moving as slowly or as quickly as you are equipped to handle.
And for those of you wishing to fully embrace your creative genius, and fulfil your Soul Purpose and Life Mission, Kat can take you even further and guide you effortlessly to journey beyond your past limitations, to ignite the Light within, shifting you into the realm of infinite possibilities where your life has the unbridled potential to flourish beyond your wildest dreams!
Alternatively, if you wish to simply relax and be immersed in the Reiki healing energies for an hour’s full body Reiki treatment alone then this is absolutely fine too.
The cost of a session with Kat is £50 per hour. This price includes a written summary highlighting the key points of your session, sent by email afterwards, plus 30 minutes additional telephone or email support if required in between sessions.
To discuss and to book a session, please telephone/text, or email Kat using the details below.
Hello, my name is Kate. I am a qualified Integrative counsellor, with over 25 years experience of working with a diverse range of clients and complex issues, within the field of Mental Health and emotional well-being.
I am a registered member of the British Association of counselling and psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their frame work of ethical practice.
I offer a warm, safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever is troubling you without fear of judgement.
I have training in working therapeutically with clients’ experiencing anxiety, depression, self harm, relational and family difficulties, addiction, and complex trauma.
My training has also included how emotional distress/trauma can be held within the body and present as physical pain/bodily symptoms. This training informs my practice by ensuring I attend to clients in a holistic way that involves integration between the mind and body experience.
I have experience of working in a variety of adult Mental Health setting within the NHS and charitable sector: Including drug and alcohol rehabilitation, Forensic Mental Health rehabilitation, Supporting clients and carer’s in Mental Health crisis and working as part of a family therapy team.
I worked for 4 years at a charity supporting and counselling adults who have experienced childhood trauma and subsequent addiction.
I can work with and hold whatever you choose to bring to counselling. I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, work stress, bullying, life transitions, loss and grief, traumatic experiences, abuse, shame, anger and self sabotage.
In a world that encourages us to keep busy and disconnected from our internal experiences, I also welcome Clients looking to undertake counselling for personal growth and development.
Post graduate diploma in Counselling. BACP accredited course (UWE, 2015).
Certificate in Somatic Trauma Therapy. (Babette Rothschild, 2017).
Transactional analysis 101. (UWE, 2015).
Certificate in counselling. (UWE, 2013).
Systemic Family Therapy, Intermediate level. (Bristol University, 2004).
Systemic Family Therapy, In context. (Bristol University, 2002).
Diploma in Mental Health and Nursing studies. (UWE, 1995).
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use a range of therapeutic approaches, depending on the individual needs of the client. My counselling style is relational and person centred, as I believe the client can find their own solutions, at their own pace, when the therapeutic conditions for change are in place.
Fear and shame can leave people feeling isolated and uncomfortable in sharing their problems with others. My approach is sensitive and supportive, with a focus on building trust and safety within the therapeutic relationship, for clients to feel contained and fully able to express all aspects of themselves. Being seen, heard and validated can provide healing and transformation.
I offer short term and longer term counselling to individuals from 18 years and over.
I charge £30 for a 50 minute consultation.
I charge £40 for a 50 minute counselling session.
I have 2 spaces at a reduced rate, for clients on low incomes, subject to discussion.
Please view my website for more details on what to expect from counselling.
E mail: [email protected]
Choosing a counsellor with whom to connect and build a trusting therapeutic relationship can feel daunting, even risky, yet also empowering and hopeful. What does it feel like to take off masks, shedding protective layers that keep the authentic, vulnerable self safe while navigating through challenging or traumatic times? Together we can explore what you feel ready and safe to share – whether these are current, buried or almost forgotten experiences. I will be at your side to listen; endeavouring to relate to your unique circumstances and way of being; facilitative of your change and growth process.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor rooted in humanistic, person-centred practice. My approach is to follow the natural path of your journey, your expressed needs and vulnerabilities. Some people come for counselling because they are going through a challenging time (e.g. work, family and friendship related) or experiencing themselves as being misfits, lonely, stuck, anxious, depressed or alienated from the world.
I am open to adapt my approach to suit your needs, as you might at times prefer a rather directive, creative, reflective or experimental way of therapeutic exploration. This could include contemporary, compassion focussed cognitive behavioural therapy (CF-CBT), mindfulness, music, artwork, guided imagery, voice and body work. To ensure you feel safe and benefit from the sessions, we will review the counselling process at regular intervals. Whether you seek short term counselling, would like to work towards specific goals or start a long term journey to explore something you can’t quite put into words or make sense of.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours (BSc Hons) in Counselling and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Academically, I undertook research in social constructionism and empowerment initiatives and their impact on professionals working with children and adults affected by sexual abuse; primarily incorporating aspects of gender, linguistics, neuroscience, diagnostics (e.g. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and to some extend sexuality (e.g. gender fluidity) and cultural influences (e.g. attitudes to gender).
I have been working in the field of mental health in various capacities since 2005, before choosing to pursue an academic path within the psychology sector in 2012.
Other qualifications and experiences
Enhanced DBS check, Accredited to work with sexual violence provided by Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC).
Tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in mental health services, Department of Health
Applied Suicide Intervention Skill (ASIST)
Working with Relational Trauma: Dealing with Disorganised Attachment
Alcohol Addiction, co-dependency and motivational interviewing, SWAN Training Certificate
Organisation and facilitation of contact groups for individuals and couples who face infertility challenges
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Memberships and Networks
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Durham University’s Centre for Research into Abuse and Violence (CRiVA)
Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors (PODS)
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have over 8 years of experience in Psychological Therapies and Counselling and I currently work as a Senior Clinician and Clinical Supervisor for a psychology service providing CBT therapy for GP referrals. Previously I have worked in different mental health settings for the NHS, offering both face-to-face therapy and groups sessions, as well as hospital work providing therapy for clients with chronic physical pain.
The issues I commonly work with include depression, anxiety, relationship problems, panic, phobias, grief, chronic physical pain as well as cultural issues. I have a special interest in social anxiety and PTSD and I am half way through my training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), a form of psychotherapy for overcoming trauma.
I work with individuals aged 16 and over and I have an integrative style in my approach. I work in a way that is flexible according to my client’s needs, as I feel that the therapeutic relationship is the main vehicle to change.
As I am a chartered psychologist with the BSP, and also accredited as therapist with the BABCP, clients can be assured as to the quality of my training and my commitment to ethical conduct.
Please contact me if you like to make an appointment or would like further information regarding my fees and availability. I look forward to hearing from you.
Email: [email protected],
or mobile: 07921 212 622.
Individuals & Couples.
Sexual Diversities & LGBTQ-affirmative therapist, Integrative Psychosynthesis.
PG Dip. Psychosynthesis Counsellor, MBACP
1 -to- 1 (60 mins) £35
Couples (60 mins) £50
Laura is an experienced counsellor and gender therapist working with individuals and couples of all orientations, offering short term and longer open-ended counselling. She has worked with issues of bereavement, work-related stress, anger, conflict, depression, anxiety, abuse, self-esteem injury, midlife crisis, menopause, psychospiritual and relationship problems – in a professional, discreet and confidential environment. As a Pink therapist, she works with gender and sexuality issues and identities (LGBTQ) with an affirmative approach, and also partners and families of gay and gender variant people, where appropriate.
Her approach is Integrative and Person-centred, with a Transpersonal perspective. Her style is compassionate and grounded. She builds on clients’ strengths, as well as getting to the core of their problems. Her clients feel that their therapy effectively addresses their concerns and issues, whilst gaining greater self-awareness, clearer understanding of themselves and their situation, and the ability to make real positive change.
‘I found Laura to be knowledgeable, compassionate and non-judgemental. Her professional and warm manner put me at ease and I quickly felt confident enough to share things about myself that I had never discussed with anyone before. Over the weeks, she enabled me to open my mind and heart to the many possibilities I have discovered do exist outside my doubts and fears. In the process, I have regained confidence and found my True Self!’
The truth is, we each exist somewhere within a ‘sexual and gender spectrum’ and there are few places and people with whom we could dare to find a language to even begin to express our deepest fears and longings: for some, this place is constant, while others experience movement and change. Our identity may feel threatened and we may be living openly or in secret.
Laura is skillful in facilitating open explorative non-judgemental dialogue and supporting each person’s unique experience with an affirmative approach, in facing issues of sexual and gender questioning and orientation, including stigmatization, shame, confusion and the challenge of how to live and Be Who You Feel You Really Are; and in transforming harmful feelings and emotions into potential growth, towards embracing self-acceptance and positive change within the Journey of Becoming more whole, alive and real, while experiencing a more authentic self.
Issues: sexual & gender orientation: (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Questioning) including stigmatization, depression, stress, anxiety, anger, isolation, low self-esteem and building confidence, relationships, ‘coming-out’, bullying, work-related, midlife crisis, personal/spiritual/cultural conflict, gender re-assignment (pre- and post-op), exploring identity(ies) and lifestyle towards self-acceptance and wholeness.
My background lies in healing, education, creativity and the arts where I have practiced, taught and run workshops in the UK and abroad for 25 years. I also work with training counsellors and offer CPD workshops to therapists. My passion lies in facilitating others to reach their potential in meaningful and fulfilling ways, and to discover an integrated and authentic self. I have experience of diverse lifestyles and have worked for the Gender Trust.
‘Meeting Laura, I gained a much better understanding of who I am as one person, not a male or a female but just me. Laura’s approach and willingness to facilitate open and honest dialogue helped me to unlock any fears and start to move forwards. I am proud of who I am and now meld my femininity into everyday life to the benefit of my friends, family and colleagues’.
‘Laura; you have enabled me to move forward in a way that I would never have thought possible after almost 50 years of trying to cope with my transsexualism. The truth is you have helped me more within the space of a few sessions than anyone else ever has. I simply can’t thank you enough’.
Shiatsu is a touched based therapy which take place on a futon on the floor. Zen Shiatsu ‘the art of gentle healing’ comprises of a combination of holding, stretching and varying pressure on acupuncture points. You can see a Shiatsu practitioner for the type of things you would see an acupuncturist for. It is also a great therapy for relaxation and reducing anxiety.
I have been practising Shiatsu pretty much continuously since I started learning 2006 it has been evolutionary journey which I enjoy sharing. It’s effectiveness, preciseness, form and subtlety continuously surprise me.
I studied Zen Shiatsu at the Zen School of Shiatsu in London between 2006-2012. I discovered Shiatsu through personal research into Taoist philosophy and meditation techniques such as Chi Gong. Since 2000 I have been practising and researching many forms of meditation, energy work, healing, shamanic and metaphysical studies. As well as a Shiatsu therapist I am a practising Photographer, Performance Artist, and Singer Songwriter.
The use of relaxing music or sound and pure tone forms an integral part of my work and helps me and the client to harmonise in a meditative state which is part of the Shiatsu experience.
As well as working with people to ease symptoms related to conditions like chronic back ache, shoulder pain, migraines, sciatica, eczema, psoriasis, digestive problems such as I.B.S. and Crone’s Disease. I enjoy helping people to work through conditions which affect the body and mind such as addiction, depression, M.E., Insomnia and Anxiety related conditions such as PTSD.
I am happy to work with clients who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions and who would like experience Shiatsu as a possible way to help manage the challenging behaviours, anxiety and emotional responses that these conditions can present. I have experience of using Shiatsu to positive effect for people who have been diagnosed as on the Autistic Spectrum, with Asperger’s, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, as Bipolar, with borderline Schizophrenia, ADHD.
I enjoy to travel especially if it includes art, music and the sea. On my travels I have practised Shiatsu across Europe, in South America and the Caribbean and have become interested in the way that cultural identity and collective experience can become stored in our bodies.
THANK YOU please let me know what else you need from me so that we can continue. For more information please click here to view my website.
I offer consultations for communication difficulties associated with relationships and life changes, when the usual ways of coping and support are insufficient or when the challenges involved are too much.
With over 30 years’ professional experience as a systemic practitioner, I have worked with people from a range of cultures and backgrounds in the independent, voluntary, private and public sectors.
Single consultations, short-term and longer work available.
My interests include Wellbeing, Parenting, Fatherhood, Work, Coping and Thriving, and Personal Development.
My range of work also includes:
– Working with young adults and their parents on communication
– One off “MOTs” for relationships and lifestyle
– Midlife and later- life transitions
– Assisting those who are using self-help/waiting for other services
– Consultations to family businesses
– Brief family work (average of 3 sessions) to support existing individual/group therapy
I am currently studying how everyday wisdom for living is acquired by men across the lifespan.
Over the years I have had experience of working with most presenting difficulties.
MSc Family Therapy
MSc Applied Social Studies- Coping with Work Stress
Member of UKCP
AFT (Association for Family Therapy)
Telephone: 07794 730 346
Email: [email protected]
I provide integrative counselling based on the Person-centred and Cognitive-behavioural models.
I believe effective counselling stands on 3 pillars: clients feeling comfortable and trusting the therapist, client feeling they can share and be accepted in all their sides and therapist helping transcend unhelpful cognitive-behavioural patters that client holds.
I aim to provide a warm empathetic counselling relationship in which you feel stimulated to express yourself and to find what helps you feel and live better.
Contact telephone: 07960093332
People suffering physical or emotional problems, those wishing to treat long standing health issues and those wishing to initiate change and growth have found Craniosacral Therapy beneficial.
The treatment will last up to an hour; you will remain clothed and typically will lie down during treatment. It is gentle, non-invasive treatment and is “body-led”, working at a deep level with the innate healing capacity of the body. Each client has their own unique history held within their body. I like to work with this paramount in my mind; seeing the body as a process to be engaged with rather than something with a problem to be fixed. This often begins a shared journey of exploration, orienting to the innate health and wisdom of the body.
My interest in the wisdom of the body began whilst studying at University. Then, as I lived and travelled around India and Asia my interest and knowledge in holistic medicine continued and keen interest in yoga and meditation began.
When I moved to Bristol I was able to take advantage of the wonderful active birth and home birth movement, and this eventually led me to Craniosacral Therapy. I found it to be deeply relaxing and a profound healing form suitable during pregnancy and for all the family. (I am a mother of three).
I trained with the Institute for Craniosacral Studies; where I was taught by M. Appleton, L.Kalinowski and G.Kennedy, I graduated in 2002.
I have since continued my training across the field and work with babies, children and adults. I work with short-term and long-term clients. I am registered with the CSTA, the professional body for CST practitioners in the UK, which assures my Continued Professional Development and Supervision.
Engaging in therapeutic work can be a rich and rewarding experience.
Sometimes it is driven by a desire to explore ourselves more deeply than everyday life allows us to, sometimes by an existential crisis or by a longer term sense of depression,anxiety, isolation etc.
We may want to ask for support in order to get a better understanding of and shift whatever it is that seems to be getting in the way of experiencing a greater sense of joy in life.
I provide a warm, safe and non-judgemental environment where we can be with and explore whatever thoughts,feelings and sensations may arise.
I aim to facilitate a process where each person can find their own answers and can naturally move towards a greater awareness and sense of well-being.
I am a therapist in training with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (bcpc) and I am able to offer sessions at a reduced fee.
Please feel free to get in touch via phone or e-mail if you would like to arrange a free introductory session.
Sandra trained as a classical harpist both in Colombia and England and was involved with music for over 15 years. In 1998, she started to explore touch and other healing techniques to overcome illness. Her search for self-healing led her to completely change her lifestyle and try different disciplines that not only helped her restore her health but made her passionate about sharing what she had learned with others. She later decided to abandon her music career and devote herself to working as a therapist.
Sandra now practises Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and she is also trained in herapeutic massage and Reiki healing. Since 2000, she has worked as a therapist with victims of domestic violence, terminally ill patients, cancer patients, and with people trying to overcome addictions as well as treating a variety of common ailments in clinics in Bristol and London.
Sandra has done additional training in ear Acupuncture which is an essential tool during the drug, alcohol, and tobacco detoxification process; and also holds a certificate on the practise of Complementary therapies on people with Cancer from the Penny Brohn Cancer Care centre, formerly known as Bristol Cancer Help Centre.
In 2011, she was awarded a Master’s in Science with merit by the University of East London for a research project using Chinese Herbal Medicine for the treatment of M.E/CFS. In 2013, Sandra was awarded a scholarship to study at the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in China where she spent two months deepening her knowledge of Chinese medicine and learning specialised scalp Acupuncture techniques to treat neurological illnesses.
Sandra is now training in the Jing Fang system of Chinese herbal medicine which is becoming known worldwide for its effectiveness. Sandra tends to use all the skills she considers necessary to achieve the best results. You may have an acupuncture treatment that also involves Reiki or massage, or both, or you may be offered herbs if your condition is chronic or deep-seated. Sandra considers diet, relaxation and emotional balance integral parts of the healing process and always includes them in the picture. In her view, illness can become an unique opportunity for learning and growth, in which treatment can be not the cause but the
catalyst for true life changes and healing.
Sandra is a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Register of Chinese Herbal medicine and the Complementary Therapists Association. She has run practices in London and Bristol, worked for four years at the St Peter’s Hospice and for seven years at the CAAAD project for alcohol and drug recovery. She currently works at the West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and in private practices in Bristol.
For further information about Sandra, the therapies her offers and treatment prices please visit her website at chinesemedicinebristol.com.
For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 07947 808 484.
Website at chinesemedicinebristol.com
Hypnotherapy with Sarah Hoare
Sarah has a particular interest in helping people get the best out of themselves when it comes to relationships, work and daily life.
She says, “When life throws challenges and difficulties our way, it’s easy to get into a pickle and react with anger, stress, anxiety or depression. When
we learn how to respond calmly, with clarity and confidence, we can turn our lives around and get back in control. Hypnotherapy is the best tool I’ve found to equip us for success in our daily lives.”
Massage with Sarah Hoare
Sarah offers slow, spacious massage treatments as a powerful antidote to our fast, busy world.
She says, “Massage is such a powerful way to help cultivate ease and comfort in body and mind. Treatments can be like pressing a reset button,
leaving us ready to take life in our stride once again.”
Reiki with Sarah Hoare
Sarah has a special interest in Reiki to help soothe a busy mind, a challenged body or a troubled soul.
She says, “Reiki is the ultimate in relaxation – no need to undress, no need to even listen to the sound of my voice, simply lay down comfortably, rest and let the healing energy do its work.”
For more information or to book an appointment, please give Sarah a call on 07976 710368, or visit her website sarahhoare.co.uk. You can also visit Sarah’s Facebook page for additional information and latest news.
Trainee with the relevant indemnity insurance. £20 per session.
I believe that how we experience the world is organised by emotional filters. These are the result of our psychological and relationship history and the conscious and unconscious motivations underpinning them.
By mutually exploring how these factors impact our present experience, in a therapeutic context, we can work towards a richer understanding and awareness of our behaviour. This can facilitate deeper self-reflection and can alter and broaden how we perceive future experience and relationships.
I am currently a UKCP trainee psychotherapist. My training, through the BCPC in Bath, is integrative and encompasses a variety of different approaches. My background is in social research and education.
My areas of interest include trauma and unresolved childhood issues, identity, loss and bereavement, depression and anxiety, social anxiety, negative thought patterns and work and education-based stress.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe that it is important for you to feel a positive connection with your therapist if you are to receive the most beneficial experience from Psychotherapy.
I believe that the healer is within you, but I also understand that it is difficult for anyone to self heal without support. My purpose is not only to assist you with the healing process, but also to facilitate your change and growth and help you to naturally awaken your own life supporting behaviours.
Personal growth and transformation
It is my belief that in order for us to truly achieve our full potential and live life in alignment with our true purpose, any healing should take into account all aspects of being, both internal and external, positive and negative. In doing so, together, we will work towards some of the following changes:
Trust and connection to self and others
Being able to express emotions freely
Freedom of spontaneity
Greater flow of energy
Being balanced, centred and grounded
I have over 5 years’ experience of working in Mental Health. I have spent the last three years supporting people through mental health crisis.
I am open to exploring Spirituality and working with issues relating to difference (including racial, cultural and class difference) and I am interested in working with developmental and relational trauma.
Code of Practice
I am a Psychotherapist in training with the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. BCPC is a professional body with a code of ethics and practice to which I adhere. I am also registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a trainee Psychotherapist.
I’d love to hear from you
If you feel that my approach resonates with you, then please contact me to arrange an initial meeting. This is an opportunity for us to find out more about each other and decide on the best path to take.
Training & Qualifications
I am currently studying for a MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I have also undertaken Mental Health and other related training.
Please visit my website for further information: selenareid.com
I am a compassionate and wholehearted counselling psychotherapist with accredited experience and in depth training. I provide a safe confidential space, where you can explore the way you feel about how your life is right now.
This process helps you to understand and reduce your anxiety and feelings of sadness, grief and depression. It improves your personal relationships, and will help you to feel better about yourself and your life. The patterns in which you may feel stuck may be explored and overcome here.
I work only with individual adults (16+)
The areas that I work with on a daily basis are: anxiety, feeling sad, depression, grief, family issues, relationship (or lack of) issues, abandonment, codependency, divorce/separation and self confidence. I also work regularly on the subject of binge eating.
My work at the Healing Centre is on Wednesday afternoons. I also work from my private therapy room on the edge of Knowle/ Totterdown.
Counselling, for me, is the creation of a trusting and authentic relationship where comfort and ease can be experienced, fears can be explored and brought into awareness safely, and clarity can be sought through confusion and pain. There are many reasons why people seek counselling and your reasons will be unique. Perhaps you have experienced a distressing event or perhaps you feel you cannot manage your emotions or feel your life is out of control. Counselling offers the opportunity to find clarity, acceptance and experience change and transformation.
Counselling sessions can be both reassuring and challenging. I can offer comfort and support whilst also helping you to gently face difficult feelings and realities. This process requires work and investment on both sides. I have years of experience working short term (6 to 24 sessions) with specific goals and long-term with those who want to explore things in more depth.
I trained at UWE, the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling and the Karuna Institute in Devon and have been working therapeutically with individuals and families for over 10 years. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of conduct. I charge £45 for a 50 minute session. Please check my website or contact me for further information.
Trish Utaboon qualified in Massage and Aromatherapy in 1995 (DIP. BSA) and since then, with a love and enthusiasm for natural health and healing, continues to develop and add to her skills. She is fully insured and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.
Her approach is to meet each client, acknowledging the personal need for space; giving the opportunity for release of physical and emotional blockages; and encouraging the body to open to its own natural healing abilities.
With experience at Neal’s Yard Remedies over the last 13 years, among her range of treatments, she offers Neal’s Yard Organic Facial treatments, with an opportunity to purchase any of the products if you wish.
As a mother, Trish likes to focus on working with women’s health, from menstrual health, through the childbearing years and into menopause.
For further information and to book an appointment, please contact Trish. Gift vouchers are available on request.