Counselling & Psychotherapy in Cheltenham and Online
Choosing therapy gives you the opportunity to reflect on those parts of yourself that are stopping you from living fully. Through increasing awareness of your habitual patterns you can become free to make more satisfying life choices. Counselling can provide you with the tools and resources to make meaningful changes in your life.
As Gestalt therapist I work holistically. This includes exploring your feelings, thoughts, dreams and how you hold emotions in your body. The holistic approach also explores the broader context of your life such as your work, home, and relationships. I have a particular interest in the impact of wider issues (social, political, environmental and economic) on mental wellbeing.
As most of the issues people bring to counselling are connected to relationships, I actively use our therapeutic relationship as a tool for growth. Relational therapy is a collaborative process which understands the importance of class, gender, race and culture on wellbeing. I believe therapy requires a careful balance of support and challenge.
As a Gestalt therapist I am skilled at working somatically (with body process) as often the body holds emotional or psychological distress. My approach draws on ideas from neuroscience, attachment theory, and compassionate focussed therapy. I have specialist training and skills in working with trauma so please make contact if this applies to you.
I work with any issues related to change or crisis and I have extensive professional experience with the following:
I offer the opportunity to work on the phone or online through secure platforms such as Skype or Zoom. This is a great option if you are limited by travel, work scheduling or child care issues. Please contact me for more details.