Stuart Crossman Psychodynamic psychotherapist , BA1
I am an experienced and fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist, working with individuals aged 18 years and over offering a safe and supportive place in which to talk about your difficulties and concerns.
The sessions take place in a private and confidential setting in the centre of Bath where you can begin to explore what might be troubling you, or causing you distress and suffering, or preventing you from experiencing life to the full. Together we can take time to focus on what’s important for you, we will try to make sense and understand what may be happening to you and think about the changes you want to make.
Therapy starts with an initial session or sessions to discuss what’s on your mind and how therapy could work for you. In these first sessions we can consider what might be bringing you to therapy and whether we feel we can work together. Research shows that the quality of the relationship between therapist and client has an important part to play in therapy being effective.
Starting therapy can be a daunting experience and it can be difficult to know what to expect. If you’re looking for a psychotherapist or counsellor in Bath, please contact me to discuss your concerns in confidence.
People seek counselling or psychotherapy for a range of emotional difficulties and problems and I have worked with people to help them in areas like:
· Feeling anxious or stressed
· Feeling sad, depressed or low in mood
· Experiencing relationship difficulties with partners or family
· Feeling stuck or with a lack of direction or sense of purpose in life
· Lacking in confidence and self esteem
· Feeling lonely
· Having difficulties in work or education
· Experiencing difficulties sexually
· Being troubled by things in one’s past
· Suffering loss or bereavement
· Being troubled by difficult or uncomfortable thoughts and feelings
· Feeling overwhelmed by life
· Feeling concerned about growing older
I have a background in the creative arts and charity sector, including many years’ experience working in the areas of housing, homelessness, learning disabilities and with young people. Throughout my training and beforehand, I have had many years of personal psychotherapy and have an understanding of what it can feel like to be in therapy.
Training and qualifications
I trained at WPF in London, one of the UK's leading training and clinical institutions for counselling and psychotherapy, a highly regarded organisation which offers one of the most rigorous trainings available. I hold the following qualifications;
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (University of Roehampton)
Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (WPF Therapy)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (WPF Therapy)
I work according to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council)and FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling), which includes regular supervision with a senior colleague and attendance on courses and further training to remain up to date with current developments.
£50 per 50 minute session.
2 Prince's Buildings
Bath & North East Somerset