Dr Camilla Stack - Counselling Psychologist and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
3 Redcliffe Parade East
07816 683 479
I offer short and long term counselling and psychotherapy in central Bristol to people from all walks of life and all ages, who come with a range of difficulties in their lives.
I decided to train as a therapist after being greatly helped by the process of psychotherapy myself. Having the opportunity to talk through and make sense of life's difficulties, particularly in light of our past experiences, can have a profound and lasting effect on how we feel both within ourselves and in our relationships with other people.
I have worked for several years in both long and short term counselling and psychotherapy settings, as a university student counsellor, at a counselling service for women, at an addiction recovery centre and in private practice. I am also involved with social science research and practitioner training in Oxford and London.
I work with all kinds of life issues, including debilitating stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, work-related issues and relationship difficulties. I also see people going through transitional phases of life, periods involving change and upheaval - change of career, for example, and divorce or separation or other family transitions such as children starting school or leaving home.
With a grounding in the major approaches to human psychology (psychodynamic, humanistic and CBT), I work with each client differently. Because each relationship with each individual person is different, you and I will think together about what you need from therapy and find a way of working together which suits you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional accreditations (glossary of abbreviations below*):
BPS Chartered Psychologist
HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist
UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist
I trained on the Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London (www.metanoia.ac.uk), a joint programme with Middlesex University (www.mdx.ac.uk).
* BPS = British Psychological Society
HCPC = Health and Care Professions Council
UKCP = United Kingdon Council for Psychotherapy
Integrative = I do not espouse a single school of thought in approaching human problems, but believe that there are many ways of thinking about, and understanding people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
For the past decade or so I have been engaged both personally and professionally with understanding institutions and institutional culture and its effects on individuals. My doctoral research explored the experiences of psychotherapy among ex Armed Forces members, and I have published and presented my findings at practitioner conferences.
An area of special interest to me is therefore working with people who have lived within institutional settings for part of their lives, including serving and ex-military personnel and their families, and those who have been at boarding school, in care homes or have been part of religious organisations.
I also have an interest in major life transitions, which encompass both life stages like having a baby, children leaving home, bereavement or retirement, and major psychological transitions such as the desire to separate from a particular community, culture, religion or world view, and the transgender experience.
Finally I have an interest in the area of vicarious trauma that can be suffered by social science researchers, humanitarian aid workers, (para)medics and police.
Therapy begins with an introductory session in which you and I will discuss your current difficulties and what you are looking for from therapy. Mostly it is about you finding out whether I am the right therapist for you, and us finding out whether we can work together.
Thereafter, I offer sessions which last an hour and take place at the same time each week. My fee for the introductory session and subsequent sessions is £65. This weekly slot is yours for as long as you find therapy useful.
My cancellation policy is that I charge the session's fee if you are unable to inform me of the cancellation within 48 hours of the session.
My consulting room is at 3 Redcliffe Parade East, Bristol BS1 6SW. There is a carpark immediately outside which charges £1 for an hour.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have availability on Mondays from mid September 2016.
Types of client
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