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Counselling in Bristol and Cheltenham

Are you struggling following a life event?
Do you feel flat and just getting out of bed is hard work?
Are you feeling tearful and don't know why?
Do you need someone to talk to in total confidence?

Welcome to my website.

My name is Jean and I'm a practising counsellor in Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms, Redcliffe Parade East, Bristol, The Practice Rooms, Queen Square, Bristol and The Practice Rooms, Cambray Place, Cheltenham

After a major personal loss I contacted Cruse Bereavement Care and experienced the benefits of counselling first hand. It enabled me to make sense of my feelings and adjust to my new life without my partner. I felt I needed to make meaning from my trauma and took the decision to change the course of my life from a business background and re-trained as a counsellor.

I worked as a bereavement volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care in Bristol for 9 years alongside my private practice. During this time I gained a wealth of experience and learning from my clients who experienced many different and traumatic experiences themselves. We all have different ways of coping and come with our own personal resources so, although there are similarities, there are also differences in our responses. I have learnt that everyone's needs are different but that we must all work through our grief safely and in our own time.

I've been reflecting on the impact that Covid-19 has been having on us and as we emerge from lockdown and start to see friends and family again there may be uncertainty and nervousness so it is even more important to look after ourselves.

Here are just a few tips which may help you and you to cope.

Continue to stay connected with people via video, phone, chat or text.
Increasing awareness and understanding of depression with Blurt,
Practice Mindfulness for free with Headspace,
Enjoy outside spaces,
Spend time reading a favourite book.

It's heartening to hear about the small acts of kindness in our communities. We are emerging from lockdowns and people are anxious but we will be stronger as a nation for it. We all need to look after each other.

I realised that the hardest step could be deciding which counsellor to choose. It's not a 'one size fits all' and empathic communication relies on the chemistry and relationship built between us. It probably feels very scary to take that first step into the unknown so I invite you to contact me to see how it feels. Only then will you have created the opportunity to overcome your fears, anxieties and concerns.

So, why me? How can I help you? I can allay your fears by answering your questions and we will work at your pace. It's important that you feel safe so we need to build trust. This takes time.

Please feel free to contact me on 07557 911551 or click the button on this page if you prefer to email me. I will respond within 24 hours. Your wellbeing is of paramount importance to me so I have taken the difficult decision while meeting you face to face isn't possible to continue working using phone contact or 'on-line' for the time being.

I have resumed working fully face to face as a therapist in central locations at Redcliffe Parade East conveniently situated in central Bristol and also Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. All locations are easy to reach by public transport and have parking nearby.

It's easy to feel overwhelmed at the moment and feel that it's impossible to see further than today. Counselling could be your first step towards a brighter tomorrow and maybe viewing events from a new perspective. Allowing you to tell your story, possibly for the very first time and be heard. Click here to read what my clients have said.

I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I'm committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. After we have been in touch you can attend a first "exploratory" session with me without any obligation for just £25 for 50 minutes. If we proceed to work together, my fees will be £50. If I am not the right counsellor for you, I can help you find another therapist.

I am experienced in helping clients who have experienced difficulties with :

Suicidal thoughts, Relationships, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Bereavement, Redundancy, Trauma, Complex Grief, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse

My therapy rooms are located in central locations and within easy reach of public transport:

* Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms, Redcliffe Parade East, Bristol, (near St Mary Redcliffe Church)
* The Practice Rooms, Cambray Place, Cheltenham,
* The Practice Rooms, Queen Square, Bristol

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