Roy Spicer Fdsc.,Dip.Couns. MBACP
I offer counselling for men and women, of all ages, from my established private practice in Puriton (near Bridgwater) in Somerset. I am situated adjacent to junction 23 M5 midway between Taunton and Weston super mare.
At times we are all affected by the pressures of life, which sometimes may seem overwhelming.
You may suffer from anxiety, feel stressed, depressed or struggle to maintain your self esteem? You may have lost someone close to you or struggle with relationship issues?
You may experience panic attacks? Sometimes health concerns and work pressures are difficult to deal with?
You may not understand why you feel so angry?
You want change and can ask for help. In a totally confidential and non judgemental environment.
Counselling can help you understand why you feel the way you do and can be a release for feelings that you have not been able to share before. It may help guide you through difficult times and enable you to see different perspectives and achieve your true potential.
The therapeutic effect from counselling can often be life changing.
My passion for counselling and helping people was `sparked` by my own life experiences. I often use `touchstones` from those experiences to help me understand how it may feel for you.
I hope to demonstrate to you a genuine warmth, acceptance and understanding of you in your world without judgement or criticism.
I adhere to the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy published by the BACP. I have passed the certificate of proficiency examination (COP).
My therapeutic approach is person-centred/integrative and focuses upon three main "core conditions";
- Demonstrating empathy or deep understanding
- A non-judgemental attitude and acceptance of you in your world
- My congruence; being honest with you and me, and not being afraid to express this honesty for your benefit.
These three "core conditions" provide the foundation of my counselling approach. When appropriate I use techniques from other theories to compliment, such as; Gestalt and Transactional Analysis.
Fundamentally my therapeutic relationship is; respectful, trusting and confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Degree in the Science of Counselling
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
CRUSE Bereavement Care Training Course
OCN Understanding Counselling Theories
Advanced Certificate in Counselling Skills
RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
BACP Certificate of Proficiency.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I feel that my own life experiences can give me a deeper understanding of how things may feel for you. Sometimes talking to someone who may have experienced similar difficulties can alleviate the sense of being alone and help give understanding that the difficult feelings are normal.
Free 30 minute initial Consultation.
£35.00 per hour on a one to one basis.
Home visits may be possible and may incur a mileage charge.
I offer weekday appointments 9.00am until 6.00pm and Saturday and Sunday morning appointments 9.00am until 1.00pm.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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You are welcome to Email me at any time and I will reply as soon as I am able.
Types of client