Welcome. Whether these pages serve as a decision point or a waypoint, I hope you find welcome and respite.
When I first hear from people, the conversation often starts with the shorthand we use to talk about our suffering - depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, bereavement. I also hear more heartfelt words. Hurt. Stuck. Ashamed. Lost. Confused. Angry. Overwhelmed. Heartbroken. Afraid.
There is something universal in all these descriptions. An experience of separation. A sense of being out of step with life.
Regardless of the support you usually lean into, there’s a difference in turning to someone like me. Someone you don’t know - a professional listener, for want of a better term.I offer a relationship. One which cannot, by its nature, be found amongst the people you know. A relationship which offers full attention, without judgement or expectation. A breathing space.
Therapy works when the relationship works
There are so many kinds of therapy and therapist. The choice can be daunting.
So can I suggest you keep this question to the fore - ‘Is this someone I can relate to?’
Browse a few sites, let them answer your personal enquiry. Most importantly, trust your gut.
I have witnessed experiences of transformation in my practice room. More than any other factor, it’s the relationship which enables this process. I cannot over-emphasize the necessity of a good fit and your trust in that fit.
Only you will know if I am right for you. You can make contact and then decide, ‘Thanks, but no thanks.’ That’s okay. You will be closer to finding the therapist who is right for you.If you’d like to get in touch, I would love to hear from you.
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Judith Vaughan, psychotherapeutic counselling in Bristol, BS7
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