Gary Bishop (MBACP) Dip. TA Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I am a BACP registered counsellor, working with men and women experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties, including:
Anxiety and Depression
Self-harm and suicidal feelings
Relationship issues and Lack of self-esteem
I also work with couples who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships, providing a safe space where difficult thoughts and feelings can be talked about and explored. This can lead to a greater understanding of what might be impeding upon intimacy in your relationship, giving you the opportunity to make positive change for a more fulfilling way of being.
It can take a lot of energy to live with troubling thoughts, feelings or relationships. This can often leave people feeling "empty" or "helpless". Talking with a professional counsellor or therapist can aid understanding more deeply your historical patterns and begin to express more fully your thoughts and emotions. This can help free up that energy and help you begin to live your life more fully in the present.
Some people simply feel there is something "not quite right" and want space to explore their thoughts and feelings.
My way of working is integrative, which means that I will adapt my approach to best suit your needs and will include elements of Transactional Analysis, Relational TA, CBT and Psychodynamic approaches. I have a particular interest in 'Relational' therapy; a way of exploring difficult, repetitive inter-personal experiences and options for change. I'm always happy to discuss the way we work together.
I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and abide by the principles and ethics of the BACP. I welcome individuals and couples of all cultures, faiths and sexualities.
My Billericay practice is within easy reach of Billericay railway station and the 100 bus stop, providing easy links to Shenfield, Brentwood, Stock, Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Basildon, Wickford and the wider Essex area. If you are driving, the practice is with-in 15 minutes drive of Basildon, Chelmsford and Brentwood. Private parking is provided on site.
In Chelmsford you will find me a short walk from Chelmsford bus and railways stations, providing easy access from the Essex area.