Reza Ahmad Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Bristol and Online

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Counselling & Psychotherapy
for individuals and couples in Bristol and online

COVID-19 Statement:
I have an established online practice and I am currently only working with clients online.

"In the heart of difficulty we can find our deepest potential."

Are you feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed in certain areas of your life, somehow know or just hope that things could be different, yet fear opening up to explore those places? This is not a sign of failure or weakness – it is simply part of what it means to be human. Living in a body is not easy and we inevitably find ourselves hurt and injured, not just physically but emotionally too. Counter-intuitively, if we explore what's difficult and attend to those painful inner wounds we find that some of our deepest gifts and capacities are to be found hidden or latent in those places. That is one of the secrets to be found in the journey of healing in therapy.

  • Perhaps you repeatedly find yourself in a painful situation.
  • Or you are experiencing emotions that feel unmanageable.
  • Relationships with partners, family, friends or colleagues can be fraught with difficulty.
  • Are you living with the consequences of painful past events or trauma? Or illness?
  • You may be feeling sad, lonely or low in self-esteem.
  • Or be struggling with feelings of guilt and shame.
  • Anxiety, fear or depression can be limiting or even crippling for some.
  • Perhaps you're struggling with compulsive or addictive behaviours.
  • Are you unsure of your direction or purpose in life?

    It can be difficult to find our way through challenges such as these. Reaching out to a counsellor or psychotherapist for professional support at a time of need is an empowering step to take - you are making a choice to address the difficulty and begin a process which leads to change and growth.

    I provide a safe, confidential relationship within which you can explore issues that feel important to you. I can support you to explore whatever feels difficult, stuck and unresolved with an open heart and open mind. When you meet your experience in this open way, change and growth occur naturally. Because this process involves getting in touch with your inherent strengths and resources whilst attending to what's difficult, it is also a journey in which you discover and release essential qualities inherent within you such as compassion, clarity, confidence, creativity, peacefulness, wisdom and love.

    I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with a private practice in the North of Bristol, between Ashley Down, Eastville and Easton. I work with individuals and couples, both face-to-face and online. My primary therapeutic approach is Internal Family Systems. This powerful modality is at the leading edge of modern psychological therapies, especially in the treatment of trauma. It is a fast growing influence around the globe, supported by a growing body of research. I also offer Tango Couples Therapy, an alternative, dance-oriented approach. I have an extensive background in meditation practice, including mindfulness, which informs my therapeutic practice.

    I am a qualified Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist. I also have a postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Counselling and a further Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), on the BACP Accredited Register and I abide by its Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

    My work is grounded in the power, at the core of every one of us, to be present with all of our experience with an open heart and open mind. When we meet our experience from this deepest place everything takes its natural course with the healing of our emotional wounds, the harmonising of our inner life and the increasing capacity to contribute our unique gifts to the world. It would be my honour to accompany and support you on that hero's or heroine's journey.

    If you are seeking a counsellor or psychotherapist as an individual or a couple, either online or in North Bristol (near Eastville/Easton/Ashley Down), you are welcome to get in touch with me here.

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