Patricia Falvey - MBACP, RCST
We live in a culture that promotes the idea of strong, powerful individuals who live picture perfect lives. There is little room for showing our vulnerability, or our need for connection. There is a cultural expectation that when things are difficult for us we should just 'get over it' and not make a fuss, this might manifest in you with thoughts of "what's wrong with me", "why is this so hard" and "I should be able to manage by myself" and so on! You may be feeling fragmented, disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, fearful, unable to cope, you might feel like giving up.
In our sessions I can help you explore what is difficult for you in your life and in your relationships. With a therapeutic relationship built on earned trust there will be the time and space to explore the impact the past is having on your present experience and the opportunity to shift and change into new ways of being.
I know it can feel really daunting to 'take the plunge' and to find a counsellor. I really encourage you to get in touch, to see if there is a time and place that would work for the both of us, I don't think you will regret it. If you wish to meet a few different counsellors before you decide who you would like to work with, then also please enquire.
Training, qualifications & experience
Counselling Diploma in Professional Studies, University of the West of England, Bristol. (Level 5) BACP accredited. (MBACP)
Relational Mindfulness Diploma from Karuna Institute, British Psychological Society accredited.
Craniosacral Therapy Diploma from Institute of Craniosacral Studies, CSTA accredited. (RCST)
BA (Hons) De Montfort University.
Additional trainings in working with trauma, attachment issues, somatic experiencing.
I have worked with several counselling agencies including Bristol Mind's mental health service Meeting Minds.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My current fee is £50 for a 50 minute session.
A limited number of concessionary rates are available.
Half hour introductory sessions, to see if we may be the "right fit".
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work in BS7, BS8 and BS9.
I have some evening availability.
Types of client