Lee Roethenbaugh

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UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist MA Dip HIP
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Bath BA1 & Frome BA11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome. I am a Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling in private practices in Bath and Frome.

Sustaining our inner selves and living the lives we want to live can be challenging in today's complex and uncertain world. Psychotherapy can help you through a difficult time whether it’s due to stress, relationship or work issues or persistent feelings of dissatisfaction and disappointment. You might feel overwhelmed, angry, anxiety, distress or find difficulty coping with aspects of life. I believe that when we understand more about ourselves we have greater choice and freedom in our lives.

Effective therapy is transformative - research shows that the quality of the relationship between client and therapist is the most important indicator to the therapy outcome being successful. It can answer our natural, human need to be heard and deeply understood. In a process where the cornerstones are collaboration, compassion, support and imagination we will listen closely to how you think about problems and how ingrained patterns may be affecting your efforts to find solutions. By exploring thoughts, ideas and feelings together, and being curious about what lays behind them, the process of psychotherapy can help to deal with emotional and relational problems to live a more satisfying and fulfilling life.

Exploration and awareness can be gentle and slow, and at other times more challenging. I believe this works best when accompanied by a compassionate and supportive individual , prepared to get alongside you in whatever dilemmas life is bringing up. My intention is to help you connect with the deep roots of your experience and live from an expanded and enlivened sense of self.  

So what happens next?

If this resonates with you, just send me an email or call me directly.

We will arrange an initial meeting to explore whether psychotherapy is right for you. If we decide to work together we will arrange to meet weekly for a 50 minute session and think together about what feels right in terms of the length of the therapy. My intention is to help you connect with the deep roots of your experience and guide you to a successful outcome and resolution.

I work primarily in-person at two locations but also offer online and telephone sessions if preferred.

Couples therapy

Couples therapy can help in finding ways to break cycles of tension and conflict and to explore possibilities for building connection, restoring aliveness and cultivating intimacy.

Each relationship will have its own story to tell – from the initial attractions, sharing and intimacy to the disappointments, misunderstandings and ruptures in trust that may have occurred along the way. Partners in a long-term relationship are often able to evoke powerful feelings in each other, something that can fuel the potency and passion, but at times may also result in confusion and conflict. It’s not unusual for the ups and downs of life to take its toll and it can be hard to find the time and energy to nurture relationships in the way they deserve. Some couples will seek support for their relationship because they feel stuck and are struggling to find a way forward, whilst others may be looking to build on what they have, a sort of relationship ‘keep fit’.

 Establishing a safe and respectful therapeutic space is a cornerstone of couples therapy; this doesn’t mean that the process won’t at times feel challenging – there’s no magic wand and exploring the reactive behaviours and underlying emotions that contribute to conflict and disconnect are an important part of the work.

How individuals relate to others, particularly in longer-term intimate relationships, is also influenced by a broader background. We learn ways of being in relationship from our earliest experiences -our parents, wider family, culture, education, friendships will have shaped the way we relate to others – our expectations, ways of coping and protecting ourselves, how we communicate and attempt to get our relational needs met.

Paying attention to both the problems and the strengths of the relationship is part of the couple-work process; along with identifying and exploring repetitive negative cycles of interaction and the communication styles, emotions and behaviours that contribute towards maintaining unhelpful patterns.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters Degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)

Professional Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Bath Centre for Psychotherapy & Counselling)

I am also a qualified psychotherapist in Pesso Boyden Therapy - a mind-body based psychotherapy which is highly effective with trauma and works individually and in groups. Traditional therapies help a client cope with their past. In Pesso Boyden, using imagined 'ideal figures' or people playing these roles, PBSP creates 'antidotes' to the past and what happened and creates new memories of how life could have been. Excellent for attachment injuries, anxieties, PTSD, developmental trauma, parentification, 'over responsibility' and other deep seated issues, that lead to an 'earned secure attachment'.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Men’s issues- an interest and extensive experience with issues that men face : Isolation, masculininty issues, male initiation (lack of), lack of fathering, anger

anxiety

generalised anxiety disorder

Climate anxiety/grief p>grief

loss

Isolation

trauma

Panic attacks

Family issues

Feeling sad

Grief

Disconnection

Mourning

Fear

Obsessions

Rumination

Indecisiveness

Suicidal thoughts

Childhood issues

Photos & videos

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

Individuals:

£55 per 50 minute session

£35 for initial session

Some lower cost places available please enquire

 Couples therapy:

£80 for a 50 minute session 


£70 per Pesso Boyden individual session (60 mins) 

When I work

Week days and evenings and some weekends (groups) 

Further information

If you wish to make an appointment, or ask me any questions, you may use the contact form at the top of my profile or by calling me on 07834467330

Bath, Somerset, BA1

Frome Therapy Rooms, Turnpike House, 18 Bridge St, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Lee Roethenbaugh
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