Hello and welcome. I’m Ingrid. I offer counselling in Portishead and Bristol and have more than 10 years’ experience of providing talking therapy in the NHS and other settings, including homelessness services. I have extensive experience of working with people who feel alienated and frustrated due to circumstances beyond their control. Often this can lead to anxiety, lack of motivation, low self esteem, addiction, communication and relationship problems. I have an enduring interest in the relief of emotional suffering and the quest for a meaningful life.
Deciding to come to counselling takes courage. The process of counselling can help hidden parts of you to find a voice, a voice that may have been lost long ago to bravery and silence through shame, guilt and fear. Just turning up may be a big step.
Sometimes we do not understand why we are feeling rageful, fearful, low, lost, or lacking in meaning. We may feel very unsure. Sometimes we know there are things in the recent or more distant past that we need to acknowledge and come to terms with in order to move forward in life. Difficult times, especially in early life, can leave us with communication problems, depression, anger outbursts or panic attacks, self harm, addiction, eating disorders, difficulties with sexuality and gender identity. Times of crisis and uncertainty can be a turning point but some things must fall away to give space for new growth.
What does this mean for you I wonder? What is your soul calling for?
I know from personal experience – both as a client and as a therapist – that talking therapy helps very many of us to feel more connected, more alive, more at one with ourselves, and more able to make choices that take us in the direction we want to be going.
Get in touch to find out more and to arrange an initial session of counselling in Portishead or Bristol. Call me on 07846 569855 or drop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org