Ray Mansfield MBACP
Life presents many 'challenges' that can seem overpowering and difficult to deal with on one's own. My partner Carole and I (both members of the BACP) find the range of 'Integrative Therapies' we employ, our 'tool kit' as it were, enable clients to work through those challenges, to discover for themselves a 'resolution' to the presenting issue. We also incorporate Mindfullness Practice, Meditation, Creative work through the written narative, art and music, Sandplay and symbol work, Holotropic Breathwork, Dreams, all these modalities encourage and assist in the movement towards self understanding and wholeness. Our counselling/psychotherapy training took place in Australia when we lived there, and this was further enhanced with further work in Holotropic Breathwork and Expressive Therapies. Later we were invited onto the staff of ETIA where we assisted in the Counsellor Training program both within Australia and Singapore. Working with adults and children (with referrals from organisations such as the Department of Families and Youth Support in Queensland), was really rewarding. When people, young and old, meet emotionally challenging situations it is often painful and difficult to move on and deal with the impact of those events. Having moved back to the UK some twelve years ago we are able to offfer our services in South Petherton, Somerset.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal & Emotional Release Counselling. ( TERC) (Australia)
Advanced diploma in Expressive Therapies for Children and teenagers. (Australia)
Member of the National Training Association for TERC.
Certified 'Holotropic Breathwork' Practitioner
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For those wishing to explore the 'Self' at a deeper level our practice offers 'Holotropic Breathwork'. This is can be conducted for an individual session or in a group setting. Please refer to our website for more information.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
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Normal fees are £40.00 per hour.
For those on benefits I offer a reduced fee on presentation of a DWP letter.
A usual Counselling session lasts one (£40.00) to two (£70.00) hours and an individual 'Holotropic Breathwork' session up to five hours (£135.00).
I offer traditional face to face talk counselling, psychotherapy, Holotropic Breathwork along with a range of ways to assist clients explore and work through the issues.
My theoretical background includes; Behavioural, Humanistic, Jungian principles, Gestalt, Emotion Focussed, Transpersonal, Sand Play and Emotional Release Therapies.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available for counselling/psychotherapy sessions most week days and for Holotropic Breathwork please email for availability. Thank you.
Types of client