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andy landsdown

I studied at the City of Bristol College before crossing the Severn Bridge to complete my studies and research at the University of Wales. I am member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP registered).

My current home is in Bristol and I also commute to Bath, at the moment I see clients via Skype or facetime, I can also locate to University campus if required.
As a qualified counsellor (over 10 years) I have worked with clients with a wide range of problems including addictions, OCD and PTSD using a relational integrative model which supports Cognitive Behavioural, Humanistic and Psychodynamic therapies.
My preferred way of working is using Solution Focused Therapy however having qualified as an Integrative counsellor allows me to be flexible using a wide range of counselling therapies.

I presented my research paper at the BACP Annual National conference in Liverpool in May 2011 which resulted in me publishing a book titled ‘The Humour Triangle’

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mehnaz chaudhry

I am a BACP Accredited Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) with extensive experience of working for the NHS since 2011 and the private sector since 2015. I offer confidential individual therapy sessions through video platform such as zoom.

As a psychodynamic counsellor and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist, my theoretical orientation is based on psychoanalytical concepts and ideas. This means that I work in an empathic, non-judgmental manner, providing a secure and confidential space in which you will have a voice and be listened to. We will work towards understanding your underlying or unconscious issues that have a profound influence on your everyday life. The work is carried out by exploring and analysing your thoughts, feelings, emotions; your early relationships and examine recurring patterns and how your past experiences perhaps affect and manifest in the present relationships. I will help you in starting to understand yourself better and to become more self-aware. This can be a painful and poignant process but an important stage to go through before arriving at a place where you feel more content.

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samantha higgins

Alongside my mentoring role for Randstad, I run my own private practice based in Weston Super
Mare. I provide therapy for a diverse section of people who have sought help for a wide range of
issues. Although in normal circumstances I have been able to provide counselling face to face, due to
the global pandemic I have diversified into providing online support (via facetime or skype) or phone
Counselling.

Before setting up my practice I volunteered as a counsellor for a National bereavement charity,
providing therapy to bereaved adults. I was also a placement Counsellor at a local Addiction
rehabilitation Centre, there I worked with adults at the beginning and end of their treatment.
I am an Integrative therapist which means I am able to bring many schools of theory together to
adapt to the individual. I believe everyone is different and as such cannot squeeze into a ‘one size
fits all’ approach, integrative practice works collaboratively with the client, promoting autonomy and
empowerment. As part of my practice I undertake monthly supervision with a BACP accredited
Supervisor. I also undertake regular CPD and am currently studying for my certificate in Couples
Therapy. I am a member of the BACP and an accredited member of the NCS.

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lisa masters

I qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1990 and have subsequently specialised with those who have neuro-diversity, a term to reflect those with autism spectrum conditions, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia. This also includes those with an additional diagnosis of learning disabilities. My work embraces a humanist approach and my specialist interest continues to be with those who have differences and to support them to reflect and celebrate their differences wherever possible.

I use a range of cognitive strategies or tools to support each individual to flourish within their daily and educational lives. These tools are lifelong so learning in education can be transferred to the persons' life now and used in the future; they are also based on my model of practice as an O.T.

I consider myself skilled in intuitive practical thinking and communicating with those who may have difficulties in doing so and expressing who they are and what they need in their lives. Having worked within the NHS, private and third sector organisations, I can share my understanding of how services can work together to meet the individuals' needs. I very much value and appreciate my work with Randstad to be able to accomplish this.

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pablo reina

I am an integrative counselor practicing in Bristol and online for 2.5 years.

In 2018 I obtained a Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling by City of Bristol College and have been providing sessions to adults and teenagers via private practice, agency and in school settings.

I mainly help people dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and lack of self esteem.

My approach is integrative which means I draw from different therapeutic models depending on the needs of the client. Mainly the Person centred/humanistic approach, that aims for me to provide empathy, unconditional positive regard and congruence to create a therapeutic alliance where client feels safe and compelled to examine any issues and to find renewed clarity, self worth and life direction.I also use CBT, solution focused therapy, somatic approaches and existential models.

I provide the sessions in english or spanish. I see clients in person in Bristol but often do online sessions via Zoom or Skype.

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michelle crossen

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP and am working towards accreditation.

I qualified three years ago as a Humanistic counsellor based on Transactional Analysis and then went on to complete a BA (hons) in Integrative counselling which qualifies me to bring other modalities into therapy such as CBT and Brief Therapy.
I have a private practice and also work as a counsellor at a local 6th form college where we practice the Brief Therapy model. I mainly work with young people from the age of 11 yrs old and upwards, most of my work being with teens and young adults in their early twenties, specialising in anxiety and depression issues, including, OCD, self harm, eating disorders and bereavement.

Having only completed my degree three years ago, I am still very familiar with HE systems and the challenges that many students will face.

I have been working remotely with all my clients via email, telephone, Doxy.me or Zoom since the Covid-19 pandemic struck which has worked particularly well with students.

I can be mobile to work either on campus or from my own therapy room which is located 3 miles from campus.

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chris smith

I am a qualified counsellor and registered BACP member with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem, grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.

In parallel to my private practice, I am a Specialist Mentor at the University of Bristol. I support students with study and research related stress and anxiety. This includes students with autism, ADHD and BPD. I have 8 years' counselling experience with 4 years in private practice.

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leanne walker

Some of the areas I have experience of and can support you with include: anxiety, relationship
difficulties, depression, trauma, loss and bereavement, abuse, substance misuse, low self- esteem,
suicidal thoughts, self-harm, questioning sexuality and gender and work or study stress.

I work with adults and young people, in weekly 50-minute sessions, for both short (6-12 weeks) and
long-term. I currently offer online counselling, via video calls through either skype or zoom and
telephone.

Training, qualifications, and experience:

I have several years’ experience working as a counsellor in a charitable women’s centre as well as for
a local borough. I am also a specialist mentor to university students with mental health conditions.
I have a BA Hons in Integrative-Relational counselling, and have done further training in mindfulness
and working with autism.

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dawn hazell

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Registered Member of the BACP- working towards accreditation.
Current enhanced DBS Certificate
Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People

I have been qualified for nearly two years and have lots of experience with young people, young adults and in bereavement support. I work in private practice, for the local hospice and as a mentor for Bucks New Uni.
I am based in High Wycombe and have worked with clients from a variety of cultures.

I have completed twelve hours training in work remotely with clients and have experience of counselling on Zoom, FaceTime and WhatsApp. I have also undertaken some telephone counselling.

I am happy to work with issues around anxiety, self-harm, depression, low self-esteem, bereavement and women’s issues.

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