Jonathan Fifield (PGDip), (MBACP)
1 Fairlawn Road
I am a warm and respectful counsellor. I offer a safe, confidential space for you to talk to me without being judged or criticised. I specialise in working with anxiety, panic attacks and related trauma.
Counselling in Montpelier, Bristol, BS6
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How can I help you?
I feel that we all have the ability to achieve self-fulfilment. You can talk to me about issues affecting your life and together we can discuss what you would like to work on. I always work at your pace and will check in regularly with you to ensure you feel that you are satisfied with the work that we are doing together.
Each session is 50 minutes in length and it is recommended that a person attend on a weekly basis to get the most out of counselling. Our first meeting will be an assessment to give you a sense of what working together will be like and to find the right counselling therapy for you.
My counselling style is pluralistic therapy and as a therapeutic counsellor, I feel that it is important to create a safe working space with boundaries and mutual respect.
Empathy, trust and respect are key to creating a safe working space for you to explore issues that are affecting your quality of life. People come to counselling for many different reasons and some of the more common reasons are feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, phobias, relationship issues, shame and stress.
Our private lives are precious to us and sometimes this can create a barrier to being able to find someone within our friends or family to talk to when things are getting on top of us. Talking to a counsellor is different as it is non-judgemental and confidential, enabling you to explore issues that are maybe too sensitive and personal to discuss with friends and family.
I have had a rich life experience and I find working as a professional counsellor very rewarding, especially being able to help others to become self-actualised and change their lives. I worked for several years with a charity in Bristol, offering counselling to adults having issues with alcohol and addiction. I also worked with another charity in Bristol for several years, helping children from families with an alcoholic parent or caregiver.
I have helped clients work though issues such as alcohol and drug addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, loss and grief, low self-esteem, panic attacks, relationship issues, sexual abuse and trauma.
I am a member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold a professional Diploma in Counselling from West of England University. I am also the Chairperson for Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice. As a member of the BACP, I adhere to their ethical framework and I attend regular supervision to ensure that I am working ethically and to the highest standards. I also attend regular, continuing professional development training and seminars to keep up to date with the latest research and development in psychotherapy.
I work short to long-term. My therapy style is both Psychodynamic (working on the unconscious content of the psyche) and Person-Centred (working on how you see yourself consciously).
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Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at West of England University and qualified with a Diploma in Counselling (PGDip) and Transactional Analysis (TA101).
I am a registered member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am also the Chairperson for Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Private Practice (CAPPP) in Bristol.
I am fully insured and facilitate across the UK, a 1-day experiential workshop seminar for counsellors & psychotherapists, exploring working with shame in the counselling and psychotherapy room.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Guilt and Shame
£45 per 50-minute appointment
£20 Initial assessment 50-minute session
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM – 08:00 PM
Types of client