Charlotte Disley MA (Cantab.) MA HIP UKCP
Bath Psychological Therapies
29 James Street West
Finding the right person to talk to is a really difficult decision. You need someone who is approachable; someone you can trust with your most private thoughts and feelings. How do I guarantee I am that person?
The short answer is I can't! You need to find out for yourself.
You can do this in a variety of ways - have a good look at my profile here, google me (although bear in mind that there is an Under 14 swimming champion with the same name!). Check out experience - not all therapists offer couples counselling or work with families and young people. Check out qualifications too - therapists like me have to undergo a rigorous training ( 8 years post grad) and their own therapy.
Look at the alternatives, speak to a few of us on the phone. Ultimately, the best way to decide is to book a no obligation initial session; that way you can see how and where I work and get a real feel as to whether it's a fit.
I offer a range of therapeutic services, including short term counselling, long term psychotherapy, coaching and mediation. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families in private practice in Bath. I also (and unusually for a therapist) have a background in law, which comes in very useful in my work as a mediator and family consultant alongside family lawyers. I work extensively with families and am a qualified young people's counsellor with expertise including autism, learning disabilities, depression and self harm. Lastly I am a qualified addictions worker, offering therapeutic help to clients at all stages of addiction and recovery.
I have worked with a vast range of clients over the years; the most common presenting issues are relationship problems, depression and anxiety. There are lots of different approaches I can use to help; meet me and we will talk through the right approach for you so I can offer you a tailor made service.
Rest assured, finally, that I am fully insured, abide by the UKCP code of ethics and receive supervision to make sure I am serving you to the best of my abilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Law (Jesus College, Cambridge 1994)
MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University 2012)
Professional Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (BCPC 2012)
Certificate in Family Mediation (NFM 2011)
Certificate in Young People's Counselling (Relate 2009)
Certificate in Addictions Counselling (DDAAS 2004)
19 years' experience of counselling in a variety of different settings
9 years in private practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The issues around high intelligence and gifted status
Autism across the spectrum and its effect on family members
Addictions therapy using a psychotherapeutic approach not a twelve step approach
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
Contact me for information. Daytime appointments up to 4pm are discounted.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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available Monday- Thursday daytime and evenings
Types of client
Supervision & training
Now offering clinical supervision at low cost.View supervision profile