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Cassie Barfield

Bristol, Somerset, BS7
07970683332 07970683332

About me

I feel very strongly about supporting people through the challenges life can bring. Whether these challenges are related to work place stress, burn-out, relationships, health, life transitions, bereavement, mid-life re-evaluation, menopause, or struggling with lone or co-parenting, our sessions will help you discover ways to change negative patterns and behaviours and enable you to move forwards.

I am able to offer ad-hoc sessions to people who work shifts and unable to commit to regular weekly session.

Counselling is a collaborative process with its foundation set in having a strong therapeutic relationship with the client at its heart. Everyone should have the chance to tell their story and be heard. Counselling affords that opportunity; I believe that we all know how to heal, given the right support and environment.

I believe our past experiences are intrinsically linked to our values, beliefs, expectations, behaviours, and views of ourselves today. The messages we received about ourselves and our place in the world from caregivers and those in authority have a significant impact on how we develop emotionally. I will guide and support you while you learn to give yourself new messages, make positive changes in your belief systems, and change negative patterns.

I am also very interested in the mind-body connection, and the link between repressed emotions and the manifestation of physical symptoms and have worked with clients experiencing chronic illness.

I create a supportive, confidential environment fostering an inquiry into a deeper understanding of oneself and ones experiences.

My approach is integrative and adapted to suit your needs at that moment. While training, I specialised in Transactional Analysis, but also work with Gestalt, CBT, psychodynamic, and many other theories. I lean towards engaging with our spirituality and understanding how the energy that surrounds us affects us.

If you are interested in exploring how we could work together, please email or phone me for an informal chat or to book a free 30-minute introductory appointment.

I am currently working through Zoom, walk-and-talk sessions (daytime only in winter) and am open to working from home for those who prefer face-to-face contact. I normally also practice in rooms the BS7 area.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Diploma Level 4 in Therapeutic Counselling
  • PGCE in Further Education

Additional Training

  • Mindbody Connection and chronic illness
  • Working with Shame
  • Working with Addiction
  • Working with Trauma
  • Working with Disorganised Attachment

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work place stress

Burn out

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£45 per 50 minute session

Bristol
Somerset
BS7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Cassie Barfield

Cassie Barfield