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About me

Working face-to-face (BS6 & BS7) and Zoom, with adults and teenagers.

I feel very strongly about supporting people through the challenges life can bring. Whether these challenges are related to: -

  • Anxiety, low mood & negative thought patterns
  • Self esteem & shame
  • Relational / attachment issues
  • Trauma
  • Work place stress / burn out
  • OCD / intrusive thoughts
  • Panic attacks
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Life transitions
  • Bereavement & loss
  • Life re-evaluation / feeling stuck
  • Menopause
  • Parenting / family problems

Our sessions will help you discover ways to change negative patterns and behaviours and enable you to move forwards.

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 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.

I am also very interested in the mind-body connection, and the link between repressed emotions and the manifestation of physical symptoms.

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

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

Additional Training

  • Introduction to Outdoor Therapy
  • Mind-body Connection
  • 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.

Therapies offered

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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Bristol
Somerset
BS6

Bristol
Somerset
BS7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Cassandra Barfield MBACP

Cassandra Barfield MBACP