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About me

I work relationally, offering a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and understand underlying patterns in relationships. This can help you to identify changes that could be made, and support you to accept and move on from certain situations or emotional states. I will work with you towards greater self-understanding, self-acceptance and the freedom to choose the way you want to live your life.

I offer regular weekly sessions on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period. We focus on the here and now (what’s happening from moment to moment), in collaboration, at your pace, and where your interest lies.

Coming to therapy can be the first step towards change and growth. It can also feel risky and provoke anxiety. I hope to reassure you, whether exploring this for the first time, or whether you have seen a therapist in the past, that it can be a supportive and nourishing experience. Please get in touch to arrange a call to discuss any questions you have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist, Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor working in Bristol and online.

I have over nine years of experience in various settings including schools, charities and private practice, working with young people (10+) and adults (individuals, couples and groups).

I am experienced in working with clients facing a variety of issues such as anxiety, self-esteem, depression, bereavement, anger, stress, work-related problems, family and relationship issues, health-related issues, loss, transition, complex trauma, childhood sexual abuse, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, displacement, sexuality and sexual identity, gender and gender identity, self-harm, substance misuse and abuse, addiction, and eating disorders.

I am registered with BACP and UKCP and abide by their ethical principles and code of professional conduct. I hold full professional indemnity insurance and an up to date enhanced DBS.

Qualifications

- Diploma in Supervision (individual and group)

- MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy (adult individual and group)

- Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (adult individual and group)

- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with Adolescents

- Postgraduate Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

From £45.00 to £70.00

Additional information

My fee is £45 - £55 for individual sessions (depending on time of day and location) and £70 for couples. I also offer some low cost therapy spaces. 

Availability

Online sessions available.

Further information

Getting in touch

If you would like to give it a try please call me on 07402 078 852 or get in touch by email and we can arrange a time to have a chat on the phone so I can answer any other questions you may have and arrange a session.

The initial assessment session will be a bit different to other sessions, allowing us to meet and get to know each other, work through any questions you may have and also discuss your expectations. During the session, I will also ask you about what has brought you to therapy and some other questions to help me identify the most appropriate way for us to work together. Hopefully, by the end of the session, you will have a good sense of if counselling is for you and if you would like to proceed.

Bristol
Somerset
BS3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Hazel Cawood, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor MA UKCP, BACP

Hazel Cawood, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor MA UKCP, BACP