Lorna Tredget, Dip Gestalt Therapy, MBACP
I have a private practice in Keynsham, which is easily accessible by public transport from both Bristol and Bath, and I offer a reduced cost introductory meeting to help you decide whether you would like to work with me. I offer both short and long-term work.
As a Gestalt therapist and counsellor, I am trained to work with both young people and also with adults and offer a safe and non-judgemental environment where people feel welcome and accepted as they are. My aim is to put people at their ease so that we can build a trusting relationship to talk to about difficulties or worries in confidence.
How counselling can help
As a Gestalt therapist, I am interested not just in the issues that trouble you, but in what is happening in the wider context of your life. I hope our conversations and contact may, in a gentle way, help bring greater awareness, clarity, and balance to your life, so that difficulties diminish and you feel stronger and have a greater sense of wellbeing and being able to achieve your potential.
How I work
While some people feel comfortable talking one to one, others, and especially young people, can find just sitting still and talking about emotional stuff harder. Being able to communicate using a range of media, from clay, chalks and sand to simple musical instruments and other sensory tools can really help with expressing feelings and thoughts that it might be difficult to put into words initially. I offer all of these possibilities within the space I work in.
Who I work with
I work with individuals, young people and adults, with couples when their relationship isn't going well, and with families when there are difficulties within family relationships.
I have specialist experience in working with young people, families (be they birth, adoptive or with children-in-care), carers, depression, trauma, self-harm, relationship difficulties, eating issues, and abuse of all kinds.
What to expect in your first session
The process of finding a therapist should always be a mutual one, and the first, shorter, introductory meeting offers an opportunity for you to find out what I can offer and whether you feel comfortable enough to work with me. It also gives you a chance to tell me what maybe isn't working well and what you'd like support with. If in this first meeting you don't feel sufficiently at ease, that is something to pay attention to, as you may not feel you can trust me sufficiently to open up more. For me, the relationship between the therapist and client is of paramount importance as so much repair and healing can come through that relationship.
I offer a reduced cost introductory session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over twenty years experience working in the mental health field, in the NHS, the voluntary sector, education as well as in private practice as a counsellor and therapist.
Training and Qualifications:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy
- Post Graduate Certificate in Group Work,
- Certificate in working with Children and Adolescents using a Gestalt Approach
CPD (Continual Professional Development) training including:
- The Therapist as Relational Artist
- Resilience Building
- Motivational Interviewing
- I am currently undertaking additional training in working with young people who have experienced trauma at the Trauma Recovery Centre (Bath).
- I am a Mental Health First Aider
- I have completed advanced Safeguarding training
- I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am on its Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Introductory individual meeting: 30-40 minutes - £20
Individual counselling: £40.
Introductory couples meeting: £25
Couples counselling: £50
Family therapy: £50
As a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work within its ethical framework for the counselling professions. I also have regular supervision and am committed to the development of my own skills and expertise by undertaking regular Continual Professional Development.
I work from two locations in Keynsham, both of which are very central. One is a comfortable and quiet room in my home and the other is a larger counselling room in a discrete location offering greater space for family and group work. Both are within very easy walking distance of the train station and bus routes and there is some free parking nearby.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and weekday evening sessions available.
Types of client