Natasha Byrne BSc PGDip MBACP
The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
01453751973 / 07944780874
What is Therapy and how I work.
I work with Individuals and Couples. Each session is an opportunity for you to explore the experiences that feel alive and important to you. Issues causing confusion, distress, chaos or complication perhaps. My role is to assist you through this in a way which enables you to rediscover inner resources and guidance supporting you to reconnect with yourself encouraging you to grow into more of your innate aliveness and well-being. You will determine the pace and the depth at which you share. At times I will be interested in how you are feeling and what emotions are coming up whilst you speak. Oftentimes, but not always it can feel important to discuss childhood experiences. Our exploration might also be about encouraging you to find the necessary tools to deal with life's challenges such as relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression. Frequently clients come for therapy because they are having relationship issues such as finding their intimate relationship/s are triggering or painful. Having people close to us can be a huge contributor to our sense of well-being and when our primary relationship is tricky we can be deeply impacted. Having a therapist to work with can be a huge resource.
My approach is diversity-affirmative meaning that I will respect your own unique life choices and situations.
What to expect.
In my experience, therapy is not a quick and easy fix, though changes can be rapid. I can't claim that I can free you of your struggles~ a lot of the work is down to your own determination and commitment to discovering yourself and what is happening for you. This and a willingness to change can be powerful. But you need to be up for it, to get good results. If you are being pressurised into coming (perhaps by a frustrated partner) but deep down you don't want to, then it's likely to be ineffective.
Being in therapy can uncover strong emotions and it's important to be aware of this. Extra support may be necessary as well as increased self-care. If emotions do begin to surface it can be a sign that therapy is working and something inside of you is shifting. But it can feel scary~ my commitment would be to support you to find ways of becoming more aware of your feelings and ways to feel safe enough to experience them more fully. If you would like further information you can visit www.natashabyrne.com or email me at email@example.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualification and experience.
I've a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and further training in Relational Couples Therapy. I am a fully qualified and insured registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical guidelines. I have professional, regular clinical supervision with a body-psychotherapist. If you would like to see a copy of my qualification, proof of membership to BACP or insurance please do ask.
I am committed to my own personal development. I am engaged in personal psychotherapy which I've amounted over six years of. Four of those have been with a body psychotherapist (thus naturally informing my work). I am part of a regular CPD (Continued Professional Development) group studying Embodied Psychotherapy. Other CPD courses that I've completed have been on the following themes; Body Psychotherapy, Process-orientated Psychology, Nature-based therapy, attachment theory, Embodied-Relational therapy. I've two years experience counselling at The Swan Project in Bristol largely working with people who are struggling with addiction. Alongside my counselling practice I work as a Recovery worker at The Nelson Trust~ a rehabilitation centre for people with drug and alcohol dependence.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Relationship issues, affairs, anxiety, depression.
I offer sessions face-to-face, via Skype or telephone. Face-to-face sessions are at my home in Stroud or at The Practice Rooms in Bristol. Generally I work on a weekly, on-going basis but I'm willing to discuss this if you would like something different.
40 min consultation in Stroud - FREE
in Bristol - £20
Individuals - £45 / session
Couples - £45 / session (time-limited reduced rate)
Concessions are available for morning or day-times slots before 5pm.
Skype/Telephone sessions- £35
If you come for an initial meeting there is no obligation to continue therapy with me if the relationship between us doesn't feel like a good fit for you.
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss therapy please contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Bristol- Tuesdays 10.30am - 8.30pm Stroud- Other days 8.45am - late
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|