Hello my name is Natalie and I am a relational body oriented therapist with nearly 20 years experience in private practice.
I also work with women extensively.
My way of working is integrated, it includes all aspects of our humanness. It is an approach that is relational, body oriented and also embraces the vast infinite wholeness of the soul and spirit.
What I offer is rooted in my passion to meet life with with a compassionate heart and authenticity.
I work intuitively, with sensitivity and a willingness to embark on a journey together of discovery to support you in a healing journey.
I feel passionately that the therapeutic relationship is central and the most important aspect of transformational work.
I am also trained as a body oriented therapist. Which means I have a huge respect for how our bodies hold a wealth of knowledge and when listened to can begin to melt old patterns of holding, which we may have carried within our bodies since childhood. When we live more fully in our bodies, we feel more grounded, awake, alive and connected.
The body is a wise guide, it can take us deeper into where we feel stuck in our lives. When we enter a relationship with noticing the sensations in our bodies and exploring the subtle messages, we might be surprised to notice the amount of holding and tension we carry.
The more we engage with our bodies, these patterns can organically release and opens new pathways to living a life connected to this innate source of our true natural wholeness.
I have explored many modalities of therapy and body work.
I have in-depth extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, loss, relationship issues, sexuality,bereavement, childhood issues, abuse, chronic fatigue syndrome, low self-confidence, low-self esteem, chronic pain, addictions, anger management, panic attacks & phobias.
Working in Shepton Mallet, Frome, and Bristol Somerset.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a experienced relational/body oriented counselling/psychotherapist and have been working in private practice for nearly 20 years exploring the MindBodySpirit and the healing relationship.
I originally trained in Transactional Analysis Counselling, BA Hons Metonia Institue, London www.metanoia.ac.uk
Further Training Embodied Relationship Therapy – Nick Totton www.earthworks.co.uk
Training in Group Process Therapy with Nick Totton (Chaos & Grace)
I have been a teacher of Shiva Shakti Meditation Dance. This is a dance for women to re-connect to their wombs and bodies through the spiral movement of the universe.
I am a registered member of British Association of counselling and psychotherapy wwww.bacp.co.uk
I have explore many modalities of therapy and body work over 20 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Fees £55.00 some limited concessionary rates available
Sessions 1 Hour
Half hour free introductory is available via skype.
I offer a free half hour introductory session via skype
If you wish to meet in person for an initial session I offer 50 min session and I do charge my full rate.
There is a limited availability of concessionary rates for low income or students.
After an initial session we would normally agree on a block of sessions to hold your process. If we decide to work together the practicals of how we structure this will be based on your individual needs and agreed mutually how best to support this. These session are normally offered weekly.
Cancellation are required to be paid in full.
I also work some weekends in Frome.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I have flexibility in Wanstrow, which is between Frome and Bruton daytime and evening. I also work in Bristol with some flexibility around times and days.
Types of client