Psychotherapy and Counselling in Bristol
Welcome to my website...
My name is Trish Barton and I am a fully qualified and accredited UKCP registered psychotherapist and a member of BACP. I have been working in private practice in Bristol and in Portishead in North Somerset for 18 years offering psychotherapy or counselling to individuals and couples.
My original training was with Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) and I have since completed some further training at Tavistock Relationships to support my couples therapy work in Bristol and Portishead.
So how can psychotherapy and counselling help?
Sometimes all we know is that we need some extra help and support. Psychotherapy and counselling can provide a safe place where you can explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. Talking things through can help to bring some clarity at a time when you are struggling to make sense of how you are feeling. Spending time to stop and take stock can open up other possibilities to you as you gain a deeper understanding and acceptance of yourself.
The difference between psychotherapy and counselling
People often ask what is the difference between psychotherapy and counselling. Counselling tends to be a shorter term therapy and more problem focussed. Psychotherapy generally takes longer and will include exploring the past, the personality and any patterns which are limiting your enjoyment of life.
If you are wanting to explore destructive patterns which are affecting your relationship or feel that you would like to work on some issues together, I am able to see you as a couple. Please go to my Couples Therapy page for more details.
I am able to offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists. If you are looking for a supervisor to support your clinical practice, please go to my Supervision page for more details.
Where is my practice?
The practice is situated:
- in a comfortable and quiet room
- in Westbury-on-Trym which is within easy reach of Bristol city centre on a main bus route
- free parking nearby
" Peace may be thought of as an absence of agitation or resistance and happiness as the absence of a sense of lack"