Denise Spinney,

People are amazing – they intuitively develop the tools they need to survive in whatever environment they find themselves. That goes for whatever thoughts or behaviours bring you here today.
If you experience anger, jealousy, hopelessness, self-hatred, addictive behaviours, worry, depression, eating issues, controlling behaviour, self-harm, selfishness, risk taking, sexual anxiety - I work with it all.
I believe each and every behaviour is part of your survival strategy, often developed out of awareness, helping you manage your everyday life.
I know it sounds hard to believe that such ‘negative’ responses could ever be helpful. Maybe not in your life now – that’s why you’re here after all – but they almost certainly were. What's more, they speak of your inner resilience, adaptability and strength.
The good news is we can reveal and re-focus those inner resources of yours to move you to a better place: one where you have more choice as to the person you want to be in the world today. If that interests you – even if you want to ask just how that can be possible in your case – that’s something I welcome exploring with you.



My room is a private, welcoming space 10 minutes walk from Stroud town centre along the canal path. It is well served by buses and Stroud train station is a short walk away. There is plenty of off road free parking here too.
I see clients face to face from a wide area covering North Bristol to Cheltenham & Gloucester, as well as nationally over video link and by phone.
Sessions last 50 minutes and cost £50. I offer some concessionary rates - contact me for details



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