Laura Martin: Gestalt Psychotherapist, Bristol, BS6 Bristol, BS9
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Laura Martin

Gestalt psychotherapist
Bristol BS6 , Bristol BS9
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About Me

I'm a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, in practice since 2017. I work at depth with people struggling with issues such as anxiety, stress, lack of confidence, feeling low and hopeless, confusion about who you are and what you want, loneliness, unsatisfying or abusive relationships, and problems coping with loss and grief. 

So often these difficulties have roots in early relationships or traumatic experiences. To cope with painful situations, you might have shut off parts of yourself, come to negative conclusions about yourself and others, or developed harmful addictions. Over time this can lead to feeling very depressed.  Making changes requires patience and time within a trusting relationship. In therapy, at your own pace, we can explore together how you have come to be as you are.  I work with a compassionate understanding that you have always been trying to meet your needs as best you can, and that any unhelpful behaviours you have developed were once a good solution to the situations you found yourself in.

My approach is Gestalt therapy, so I pay particular attention to your experience in the present moment. I look for creative ways to help you discover different parts of yourself and begin to experiment with new ways of relating to yourself and your world. I trust that with greater awareness, you can make more fulfilling choices for yourself. While you may currently need some support, I believe you know more about what’s right for you than anyone else. I won’t label or diagnose you in any fixed way, as you are unique. I believe in the the right environment, everyone can blossom, and that our most painful feelings become bearable when shared with someone you feel seen and heard by. Building on your experiences in a therapeutic relationship, you can start to find more support, satisfaction and joy in your life.

 

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Locations

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First Practice
Address
The Practice Rooms
Cotham Hill
Avon
Bristol
BS6 6JY

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Second Practice
Address
The Practice Rooms
57/59 High Street, Westbury-On-Trym
Avon
Bristol
BS9 3ED

Issues often worked with

Anxiety
Bereavement
Interpersonal relationships
Family issues
Childhood difficulties
Emotional abuse

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups

Adult

Fees

£65 per 50 minute session (concessions available) 

Training and qualifications

I trained for six years as an Individual and Group Psychotherapist at the Gestalt Centre, London (with London Metropolitan University). I have a UKCP accredited Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2022) and an MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies (2018). 

While training I volunteered for three years at Camden and Islington Bereavement Service, supporting people following often traumatic losses.

In 2021 I also worked with students as a counsellor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and really enjoy supporting young adults on their journeys.

 

Verified professional membership

TRAINEE: UK Council for Psychotherapy