Andrea Roth MBACP
I am a therapist practising in Totterdown, Bristol. I offer individual sessions easily accessible from bus routes and 10 minute walk from Temple Meads station.
If you are looking at this site, perhaps your life is at a crisis point or you are sensing a lack of meaning and the old patterns and behaviours are no longer working. You might be wondering where to begin.
Talking to another can help with this.
Choosing a therapist can be a difficult process and needs careful consideration. I offer a service which fits your individual needs - a space in mutual relationship where we could work on whatever you bring. I believe it is the quality of the relationship between us that remains the heartbeat of the work we explore. What happens between us is also part of the exploration, as it can shed light on other relationships & experiences, past and present.
I draw upon Psychodynamic, Jungian, Developmental and Transpersonal perspectives and the Attachment Theory model is what underpins my work with you. I take both a relational and analytic approach using these models to look deeply at issues from your past which may be affecting your life in the present. By unpacking and re-framing painful experiences it helps find meaning in our complicated world. This ‘meaning-making’ approach puts soul at the heart of human growth.
I am passionate about my work and I have witnessed client’s capacity to change and evolve through creating a narrative of one's painful experiences which can be deeply effective. My philosophy is that the most important is not always what happens to us, but how we live with and assimilate experience and learn from these events in our lives to make them meaningful.
Background influences on how I work
I have lived in three different countries over time and this has given me an understanding of the unique challenges of culture adjustment, cross cultural relationships, displacement, identity, depression and anxiety that arise from migration. Living within and between different cultures, I welcome diversity of every kind and appreciate both the bounty and the challenges it brings.
My work and life experience is equally diverse – I have worked in banking, the hotel industry and for many years in pharmaceuticals. Alongside I have a deep interest and passion for the arts. My work background has given me a long established practice of developing one to one relationships and deal with relationship issues which by default became therapeutic. This and a particular interest in self development and esoteric philosophy formed a central belief in the importance of the health of the whole self – mind, body and soul. I was moved to formalise my interest in talking therapy by studying with and qualifying at the Re.Vision Center in North London as a counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling skills and studies
- Diploma in Attachment Therapy
My volunteering and work experience includes counselling at
- Re.Vision Centre
- Wimbledon Guild
- The Priory Hospital Bristol
I am a member of the following association
- The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am a member of the BACP and am bound by their ethical framework. I am supervised by a qualified supervisor as part of my commitment to ethical practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer one to one counselling and charge £45 for an hour session. I will consider some reduced fees in case of need. Therapy sessions are available on Monday evenings and Thursday during the day and evenings.
I am committed to ongoing professional development both personal and as a counsellor.
Further workshops, practices and interests include..
Non Violent communication(Marshall Rosenberg)
Intimacy in relationship
Holotropic Breathwork (Stanislav Grof)
Vipassana meditation and mindfulness
Holistic approach - mind, body, spirit
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on Monday evenings, Thursday daytime and evenings
Types of client