Hello, I’m Ingrid. I am an experienced therapist offering counselling in central Bristol from my therapy rooms in Orchard Street BS1
I take a soulful approach to 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. I aim to help you work through your difficulties and uncover the meaning that has been hiding underneath – perhaps a need to stand up for yourself, or to express parts of you that have remained hidden, or to be allowed the feelings you have had to hide for so long. By untangling the threads together and feeling into what is really going on for you rather than pushing it all down (as you may have done so well for so long), paradoxically you may be freed up to feel differently about yourself.
This can help with a wide range of issues, such as:
Anxiety, fears, low self esteem
Exhaustion, depression, lack of motivation
Loss of direction / sense of meaning
Trauma, loss and bereavement
Abuse – sexual, physical, mental or emotional abuse and neglect
Conflicted sense of identity including gender identity
Relationship problems including difficulties with intimacy and sexuality
I work from therapy rooms in a beautiful building in Orchard Street just off Park Street right in the heart of central Bristol, easily accessed by public transport. Trenchard Street car park is a few minutes walk away and there is on street metered parking outside.
I charge £50 for day time sessions and £55 for evening sessions (finishing after 5.30pm). I have a few concessionary places for those on a low income, if that applies to you please ask me about this.
What happens next
Your initial appointment is an opportunity for both of us to get a sense of how it would be to work together. The aim is also to arrive at a shared understanding of the difficulties that bring you to counselling and what you are hoping to change. You are never under any obligation to continue with me and if I feel that I am not best placed to help I will hope to signpost you to a more appropriate service. If you do decide to work with me I usually suggest committing to a short number of agreed sessions and then review progress.
Telephone counselling & skype sessions
Telephone or skype sessions can be an option if you cannot make it to face to face meetings. If you would prefer ongoing skype or telephone appointments this is something we can discuss at our first meeting but it is helpful to meet face to face initially.
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