Sally Picton PG Dip Counselling/CBT MBACP
You may be wondering where to start with finding a therapist. I can tell you what I offer and how I work. I would also be happy to speak with you on the phone or e-mail you to answer any questions you may have. It is important that you feel comfortable with the therapist you choose.
I am an experienced CBT therapist based in Bristol. I also use counselling and counselling skills to enable you to explore your feelings. You may wish to know a bit about how CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) works. CBT aims to help you find more helpful ways to think when faced with a situation that is difficult. CBT also helps you understand the vicious circles we get caught in and to find new ways to cope. CBT can also go to deeper levels to help you address negative self-beliefs and unhelpful patterns of relating or responding.
In addition to my private practice I work within IAPT treating people with depression and anxiety disorders. I qualified in 2013 and have helped many people with a wide range of difficulties.
My CBT practice is underpinned by my counselling skills, this means I work collaboratively with you and offer non-judgmental empathy as a starting point.
I offer expertise and a safe and confidential place to find solutions and an understanding of your difficulties. My aim is to empower you to become your own therapist.
I have helped many people with a variety of difficulties including OCD, health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, depression, low self-esteem, stress, chronic fatigue and work-related issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-Graduate Diploma in therapeutic counselling CBT - University of Wales
Psychological wellbeing practitioner qualification - University of Exeter
AQA Advanced level counselling skills, intermediate counselling skills.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
transgender, non-binary, lesbian, gay, anger problems, domestic violence, parenting skills support.
£45 per session (some concession available depending on circumstances)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently: Thursdays including evening
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|