Hello, my name is Judith. I am qualified as a psychotherapist and offer counselling and psychotherapy in Old Town, Swindon.
I am sorry you are struggling with something you are finding difficult or overwhelming. Maybe it has been around for a long time or is a new and unfamiliar experience. Either way, I am pleased you are seeking ways to resolve it and would like the opportunity to help.
As a therapist I support individuals or couples to move from a place of distress towards relief, resilience and a more satisfying and fulfilled life. I will meet with you confidentially on a regular basis in a gentle, safe, robust and non-judgemental way. We will explore what changes you desire and seek ways to facilitate them that feel right for you.
I have undertaken extensive training as a psychotherapist and counsellor (see below for details) and have experience working with individuals, couples and groups in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. I am committed to my ongoing learning and continued professional development. Some of the issues I can help with are anxiety, including general anxiety disorder; feeling overwhelmed, including panic attacks; depression or sadness with little or no motivation; trauma or flashbacks, including PTSD; relationship conflict or breakdown, at home, work or socially; bereavement; loss of status or job or physical capacity; repetitive or compulsive actions, including OCD; intrusive or incessant negative thoughts; low-self worth or self-esteem.
I believe that the way each of us struggles or has difficulties is unique to us (like our fingerprints) and I believe that our capacity to feel safe, happy and loved is universally the same (like our beating hearts). Sometimes though, we need another person to help us find the way through from one place to the other.
Please call 07955 527 539 for a no obligation conversation regarding any questions you may have about my profile, counselling or psychotherapy in general, or to make an initial appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
Certified Transactional Analyst (EATA)
Foundation Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Practitioner’s Certificate in Neuroscience and Attachment Theory
I am a registered member of the BACP and maintain a personal programme of continued professional development on an ongoing basis. Currently I am studying various aspects of body based psychotherapeutic work with an emphasis on trauma resolution and mindfulness.
I have worked long-term and short-term with clients in various settings including alongside psychiatrists in a secondary care NHS unit; within low-cost counselling services in London; an assessment role within a busy training establishment; as well as within my private practice. I enjoy working with individuals, couples and groups mostly face-to-face counselling although this may incorporate telephone or Skype sessions when required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I maintain a personal programme of continued professional development. Currently I am studying aspects of body based psychotherapeutic work with an emphasis on trauma resolution, PTSD and mindfulness.
I charge £50 per session for individuals and couples. Sessions are for 50 minutes and usually on a weekly basis. Longer sessions are charged on a pro-rata basis.
Group work varies in length and price depending upon the nature of the group being facilitated. The most common format is 2 hour groups with a fee of £25-£30 (some concessions are available) Please contact me or see my web-site for further details if you are interested.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like more information or to arrange an initial exploratory session, to discuss whether therapy with me feels right for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday. Appointments available between 10am and 9pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|