I began my psycho-therapeutic journey in 1977, started training in 1979, got involved with Spectrum (London) in 1981, where as well as being a practitioner I was part of the Staff Team for seven years. I then moved to the South West in 1999 and in 2001 co-funded the Alma Vale Centre, where I worked till 2016.
After over thirty years of practising psychotherapy, seeing individuals, couples, and running groups, I now l define what I do as “Reflective Conversations”. I am finding that this way of working, by not being solely defined and tied to the psychotherapy label, allows me to be more experimental. I aim to bring together all sorts of influences, what I am learning from life, my experience as a Humanistic Psychotherapist, my involvement in the Sufi Way, other healing modalities, as well as political and environmental concerns.
In our time together, anything up to two hours, we will see what emerges through being present with one another in as deep a way as is possible, in the moment. The aim of this time together is to provide a space where you can reflect on what is going on for you right now, how your past may be helping or hindering how you are dealing with your situation, and how you are growing and developing both personally and professionally.
If, when we meet, I think you might need more ongoing regular work than I can provide, or what would really help is for you to see a psychotherapist, I am happy to refer you to therapists who I know and trust.
I charge £ 75 for the first hour, and a pound and twenty five pence a minute for the second. If you are in straitened circumstances I am willing to negotiate, my absolute minimum is £ 20.
I see people on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., as well as some Fridays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
As my practice is fairly busy, I require a week’s notice of cancellation, otherwise I reserve the right to charge £ 75.
WHERE I PRACTICE
I now practice from 86 Colston Street, BS1 5BB, up at the top of Colston Street from Colston Hall, just before the traffic light. It’s a light-blue painted building on the right, incorporating and above Bristol Bike Workshop. When you arrive, come through the front door to the right of the Bike Workshop (no.86) and press the intercom button marked MacArthur-Kline & Witt, on the pad to the left of the inner front door, I will buzz you in. If there are any problems I will have my mobile with me. For those of you coming by car, the best place to park is the Trenchard Street Car Park, entrance via Lodge Street, off Park Row.