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Ingrid Murphy Counselling

Portishead & Bristol, North Somerset

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1 hire on Bark
Ingrid Murphy Counselling logo
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Ingrid Murphy Counselling

Portishead & Bristol, North Somerset

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1 hire on Bark

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Hello and welcome. I’m Ingrid. I am an experienced practitioner working in Portishead and central Bristol. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and a postgraduate certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Please see my website https://ingridmurphycounselling.

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Simon

31 January 2019

Fast and positive response to my enquiry,
Easy to talk to and really listens, I’m looking forward to further appointments,

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Psychotherapy in its original Greek means ‘care of the soul’. ‘What is soul?’ you may ask. Some say soul has to do with the way we make sense of life, the process of meaning-making, of sifting through what matters in our life. We often feel ashamed of the symptoms of psychological distress. We call them pathological. What if we thought of our ‘psychopathology’ as our soul’s suffering (psyche’s pathos) trying to find meaningful expression (logos)? Perhaps it would be a kinder way of thinking about ourselves, and a more fruitful one. What I love most about my work is the connection with soul and the search for meaning. When I am engaged with another at this level I feel most alive, engaged with and moved by the world. This is such a gift.

I was raised in Norway and England and grew up speaking both languages. This led to a curiosity about questions of language, reality, identity and belonging and I went on to study philosophy and psychology which continues to be my lifelong interest. I know from personal experience – both as a client and as a therapist – that talking therapy helps very many of us to feel more connected, more alive, more at one with ourselves, and more able to make choices that take us in the direction we want to be going. Having worked in the NHS for 7 years and in a homeless hostel for 3 years, I started my own counselling service in order to be able to bring what I love to the world at large.

I am an experienced practitioner having trained and worked both as a CBT therapist and counsellor. Over the years I have seen several hundred clients struggling with every life difficulty. I worked for seven years in the NHS as a counsellor and CBT therapist, seeing individuals and groups for help with anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, physical and mental disability, issues with communication, self esteem and managing emotions. For three years I worked as Reflective Practice Manager supporting staff and residents in a hostel for homeless men with complex needs including addiction and emotional problems resulting from physical abuse, sexual violence and warfare.

Qualifications

Integrative Transpersonal Counselling – Diploma from Re-Vision in London 2017
Evidence-based Psychological Practice – Postgraduate Certificate from Exeter University 2014
Counselling skills – Postgraduate Certificate from University of Wales Newport 2011
Occupational Psychology – MSc from Birkbeck College, University of London 2004
Psychology & Philosophy – BA(Hons) from Oxford University 1986

I am a member of and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.