Allison Priestman

How can Counselling or Psychotherapy  help?

When we are struggling, feel lost or stuck in our lives, it can be invaluable to meet regularly with a counsellor or psychotherapist.  We can feel supported and witnessed, and feelings of isolation can ease.


Change happens when we are able to let go of outdated habits and destructive coping mechanisms. Through this process we can develop resources such as: tenderness, generosity, robustness, vitality and sensitivity towards our self and others.


Through a relationship with our therapist which is supportive but challenging we can explore how we relate to others and find more creative ways to live our lives.


What is Body Psychotherapy?

Body psychotherapy is an approach that takes account of the wholeness of our experience; that we have minds, bodies and spirits. It encourages an exploration of body based experiences such as; breath, movement, habitual gestures, body symptoms and internal sensations.


This way of working is non intrusive and can be valuable for anyone. It can be especially useful to those who feel estranged from their body in some way, for people who yearn to feel more at home in themselves. It can be useful for people who experience persistent body symptoms, and anyone who is drawn to this way of working.


My approach

My approach is flexible and creative in order to find a way to meet each person in their uniqueness. I’m interested in supporting people to discover new aspects of themselves; to take risks and to be real.  My aim is to give my clients support and permission to be themselves, however challenging that, at times, can be.


I work from Stroud Gloucestershire


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