Mrs Thea Bairstow

Counselling, Psychotherapy

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Counselling
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychotherapy

About me

As an integrative therapist I am able to work in a way that is responsive to the requirements of each individual rather than trying to make the person fit a single approach. Where appropriate I use the link between the mind and body to demonstrate how feelings, significant events, and lifes challenges are processed through this connection and where an understanding of this can often bring about more choice over changes a person may wish to make.

I work with people whose problems perhaps seem less specific such as unhappiness, general dissatisfaction with life, feelings of emptiness or confusion, feeling distant or separate from life or others or simply feeling different.

Often current difficulties can be resolved within the framework of short-term counselling while some more long-standing problems can require longer-term psychotherapy. This can entail looking in greater depth at the influential relationship between past and present. I will work with you to establish which of these pathways is most appropriate for you and best suited to the issues you wish to focus on.

I have a background in working with children, families, mothers & babies. I have worked for the NSPCC on Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse and within a local authority supporting adopted/fostered children.

I also provide therapy for Psychologists and Psychotherapists/Counsellers in training being a member of the Leeds University networks. My specialist interest is working with women who have experienced any form of violence or oppression and those experiencing chronic PTSD.

Areas of interest

Adult effects of Childhood Abuse; Women who have experienced violence in any form; Depression and Anxiety; Post natal depression; Pregnancy - high risk; Individual therapy; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) inlcuding chronic PTSD; Bereavement & Loss; Eating disorders; Unexplained illnesss; Stress related disorders; Living/dying well; Dissociation & trauma

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Cardiac conditions
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • any non explained medical conditions
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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (1-5)

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