Georgina Seymour MBACP PG Dip

Georgina Seymour MBACP PG Dip

Bristol Talking Therapies
3 Redcliffe Parade East
Redcliffe
Bristol
BS1 6SW

07940 319144

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About me

I can offer a safe, supportive space to explore whatever difficulties you are experiencing, together we would seek to find ways to move forward and make progress in the direction you would like to take.  I got into counselling because I am passionate about the difference it can make to our lives.  Indeed, this has been my personal experience as I have found counselling to be invaluable at various points in my life.  My hope is that you would be able to explore the issues which really matter to you, but which are difficult to talk about elsewhere. 

How I Work

I work in an Integrative, person-centred way and I tailor my approach to each individual.  I also use some creative tools as appropriate - but only in agreeement with you.  For example, if you are finding anger management to be a challenge, we might explore what experiences you have had of anger in the past, as well as looking at practical solutions for the present.  If you have suffered a bereavement, I will offer you ample time to share your grief and explore difficult feelings brought up by your loss.  For clients who are suffering with depression I have found it helpful to use creative writing, both during and between sessions.  I believe the quality of relationship is key in counselling, so I would seek to facilitate a sound, trusting relationship with you.  This would mean that we are both able to be open with one another, I welcome your input and feedback on our work.  Counselling relationships can also serve as a mirror for how we approach relationships with other people in our lives and help us to gain a different perspective.

Walk and Talk

I offer Walk and Talk sessions primarily for parents who struggle to find childcare whilst they attend counselling. These are held in St George's Park on a Thursday. I aim to offer a high-quality counselling experience for you whilst providing the space and flexibility to bring your baby/babies.

What you can expect

I offer an introductory session which will last 20-30 minutes and costs £10. This an opportunity to meet one another, discuss what has led you to counselling and how we might work togeher. There is no obligation to come back after this session. If you do decide you would like to work together I would spend the first few sessions learning about you and what you want to change as a result of counselling. We would then decide on the best direction for us to take and how many sessions we might want to meet for.  I am experienced in both short-term counselling (generally 6-12 sessions) and longer term and am happy to work with you for as few, or as many, sessions as you think you need.  We will have regular reviews so we can check-in on the direction of our work and to help us to have a planned, positive ending.


Areas of particular interest

I am experienced in working with a wide range of issues and welcome all enquiries.  However I do have a few areas of particular interest:

I am especially keen to work with issues of identity and how you relate to the world and people around you.  I have worked for an LGBT service and value the opportunity to support those who may want to work through issues relating to their sexuality or gender, including the process of transitioning.

I am also a trained youthworker with 17 years experience working with young people aged between 11 and 25.  I have worked as a counsellor for a young persons' mental health charity, and have experience in both a college and secondary school environment. I am aware of the unique challenges adolescents and young adults face and work to provide a safe space to talk as well as sharing tools and ideas to build resilience and self-awareness.

I am keen to support those who may want to lose weight, or are struggling with an eating disorder.  Or perhaps you may not struggle with your weight but would prefer to have a healthier relationship with food.  I think that counselling can give you a deeper understanding of the reasons behind your struggle and enable you to make positive changes.  I am aware of how dissatisfaction with your weight and/or your body image can really impact on your self-esteem, I will offer a compassionate and non-judgemental space for you to explore this and work towards a different way of being.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Post-Graduate Diploma from the University of Bristol, as well as a BA Hons in Youth and Community Work.  I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of ethics.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Fees

My fees are currently £42 for individuals.  An initial session to allow you to test the waters will cost £10, this will be shorter than regular sessions lasting 20-30 minutes.

Walk and Talk sessions are charged at £35.

Further information

I currently work from premises in the city centre in Redcliffe.  Walk and Talk sessions are held in.St George's Park.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS1 6SW

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I have slots available on Monday evenings and will have Monday afternoon slots in the next few weeks. I have availability for Walk and Talk sessions on Wednesday daytimes.

Types of client

Young people
Adults