Stephanie Cawthorn MA Dip Hip UKCP registered psychotherapist
How can I help you?
You may be feeling stuck in repeating difficulties, feeling discontent, perhaps finding your relationships strained- or sadly broken -and your anxiety and depression deepening. Perhaps you are feeling weighed down with the effects of trauma and loss.
It might be that you are suffering physical symptoms such as headaches, sleeping difficulties, skin and abdominal problems. Research describes how our formative life experiences can lead to us to becoming both emotionally and physically ill. One in four of us will experience mental heath difficulties and it is getting harder to find the help we need from the NHS, although many GP's offer understanding and support.
Talking therapy can help and support you in making lasting changes- and to a more satisfying life with better relationships.
How do you choose the right person to talk with? I am a qualified psychotherapist working both short and long term in a private setting. I currently offer weekly- or more frequent- psychotherapy sessions in a quiet, warm setting in Frenchay, North Bristol. Talk to me.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
My MA research explored how our current relationships and feelings about ourselves and others are shaped by our early infancy, childhood and teenage experiences.
Cert Ed. London, Primary School Teacher
NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor 1982- 2004
NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor Tutor 1992-2004
Training in Post Natal Depression 2005
Counsellor for Barnados as part of my psychotherapy training 2006-7
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 10 years.
I have a special interest and further training in trauma (2010-14). Trauma can be experienced at any time in our lives and can have profound, lasting effects on us and our relationships.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Post Natal depression
As a guideline: My fee is between £35 and £40 for a day time session and £45 for sessions after 6pm. These guideline fees are open to negotiation when we meet.
Concessions: I offer some concessionary places for people on low incomes who are able to make regular daytime appointments.
My practice room and home visiting. Some people ask if I would see them at their home. I am not able to offer this option because in providing my practice room I take care of the space, the heat, light, the privacy, the timing of the sessions and provide a glass of water, tissues etc, and a loo. My taking care of the space enables you to be with whatever you are with and not be concerned with providing something for me.
My personal experience of being dyslexic has given me a keen interest in understanding the meanings in having a disability that affects us throughout our lives.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently I offer daytime sessions during the week in Frenchay BS16. At present I do not have any evening appointment available.
Types of client