Welcome to The Bristol Therapist

I am a fully UKCP Registered Gestalt Therapist, practising from central Bristol. I have worked with many people seeking support for a wide range of experiences. Previously practising as Silver Cat Psychotherapy, I’m using the idea of the Bristol Therapist to place my practice in the here and now context of the city I work in; Bristol!
My approach as a therapist is open, warm, and interactive. I’m not here to analyse and interpret your behaviours. As a therapist in the Gestalt tradition, I see therapy as a co-creation, something we work on together. It’s ultimately about discovering what you need to do to live as full and satisfying a life as possible.
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About gestalt

There is no better way of explaining gestalt therapy than …

 

Getting started

The nuts and bolts of beginning therapy with me.

 

Blog

Therapies at The Bristol Therapist:

 

Ongoing personal therapy

Ongoing therapy is an open ended approach in which we agree a weekly day and time to meet, with no pre-determined end date. The ending in ongoing therapy comes about when the time feels right. This will usually be when we both have a sense …

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Depression

I understand depression as a creative adjustment to adversity during a time of no or limited support. Therapy in this context is about getting some of that support now, and safely expressing what is being depressed in an appropriately paced …

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Trauma

In addition to my core gestalt therapy training, I have undertaken a specialist training in somatic trauma therapy with Babette Rothschild. Babette has developed somatic trauma therapy …

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We are England: expanding from ego to nos

A memory comes into my awareness: I am 15 back in my hometown, going to the cinema with some friends. As I’m crossing …

Speak up!

Ask your MP to oppose NICE’s draft guideline for depression

UKCP recently issued a press release urging NICE not to publish its guideline for depression in adults. They provide a bullet …

Stressed person

Millennial stress: the more things change, the more they stay the same

This year, Mental Health Awareness week is themed around stress. As part of this, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy …