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Embodied-Relational Living® Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision in Bristol & Online

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Counselling & Supervision in Bristol

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Louise Forrest, MBACP (Accred)

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Working in a person-centred, empathic and relational way, I offer space where you can begin to explore who you really are – not who you ‘want’ to be or think you ‘should’ be.  Over time, as the trust and connection builds between us, you may begin to see how past experiences have shaped you. This process is the start of beginning to embrace parts of yourself that have been rejected and cast out into the shadows. I can offer compassion to your wounded parts until you can find the capacity to do this for yourself.

My Approach

The way I work recognises that what may be troubling you or holding you back in life is 'carrying' the residue of emotional processes which have been unable to complete for some reason. This might be due to the 'shoulds' you have learnt through your early years' experiences (to survive and be accepted) or due to your 'fight-flight' survival mechanism being stuck or blocked - as in trauma.

Emotions move naturally given the opportunity, so being with you in an 'empathic way' may help yours to do so. Meanwhile, my embodied presence can be a grounding support if you meet challenging emotions.  I offer to teach Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or 'tapping' if it can support you between sessions. This is a powerful energy technique I have used in my own healing of complex relational traumas. Whilst I aim to be flexible in my approach and can work creatively too, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable with the style and pace of the work we do together.

    My Specialisms Include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Health-Related Issues
  • Carers Stress
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Mindfulness

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Online Working

As well as working in person, I am able to offer telephone work or video on Zoom. I am open to hearing your preference and what might work best for you.

Professional Membership

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework.  They have a formal process for hearing complaints if they cannot be resolved by talking to me. I am continually growing and developing as a professional and have supervision for all my therapeutic work.

Please note Network Counselling and Training are not responsible for any aspect of my work . I work from their buildings and use their rooms as an independent private practitioner.

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