Psychodynamic Counselling

Nicola Gadsby offers individual psychodynamic counselling. Psychodynamic counselling can help with all kinds of issues, such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem and bereavement. Nicola believes that we can’t alter the things that have happened to us, but we can look at them differently, and this shift in perspective can allow us to make changes. Looking at past experiences can help us to understand why we react as we do in the present – this is not about blaming people, but moving towards acceptance, of ourselves, and of our life experiences so far. She believes it’s important that you set the agenda so that you can explore the areas that matter to you. She won’t tell you what to do, but she’ll help you find a way forward that works for you.

Getting started

The first step is to call or email Cheltenham Trauma Clinic. Nicola will then contact you as soon as possible. You can tell her a little about the issues you’re facing, and arrange a time to meet, usually within a few days. Nicola offers two preliminary sessions in which you consider how you might work together. You’ll get a clear idea of how she works and whether you feel she can help. Together you will work out whether it would be most helpful to explore your circumstances in some depth, which would indicate open-ended counselling, or whether you have a more specific issue that can be worked on with an agreed number of sessions. You will then arrange to meet once a week, usually at the same time. You can decide to end counselling at any point, and the work will be reviewed regularly as you go along.

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