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Why therapy?

The modern world we live in often feels bewildering. We are faced with an unpredictable array of demands and pressures which seem to increase every passing day. Simultaneously, we find ourselves short of time, energy and opportunities to connect meaningfully with the human beings around us. When we find ourselves in these conditions it is very understandable if we begin to feel that something is not right within us. It could be labelled as depression, anxiety, or simply a persistent worry that we are struggling or failing to manage our life how we wish to.

At its core, therapy (also called psychotherapy or counselling) offers a space to step out of those pressures and really focus on yourself and what is going on inside you. It is an opportunity to sit down and connect with someone professionally trained to support you in processing and sorting out what isn't working for you, or has impacted you from your past, and what you can re-assess or change to give yourself a chance at feeling more connected and understood within yourself and in the world.

If you would like more information on how I work as a therapist you can read more here, I've put together a list of common questions (and answers) here, and if you think therapy is something you want to try or have any questions about, please reach out to me here.

Sam Day BACP #

About Me

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework.

I hold two qualifications in counselling and psychotherapy:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body [CPCAB])

In my role as a therapist I have worked both in private practice and in a number of counselling organisations:

- An Improving Access to Physological Therapies (IAPT) service run by Mind in Enfield and Barnet, offering short-term therapy to individuals at no cost to them.

- A service in East London offering therapy at low-cost to people suffering from bereavements.

- A low-cost counselling service in North-West London offering open-ended therapy to individuals.

I currently reside and work in Bristol in the UK. I have experienced a wide range of different cultures and lifestyles having lived for varying amounts of time in the UK, USA, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

I am also passionate about history and hold a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California Santa Cruz.

I am partially deaf since birth and have become interested in Deaf culture and British Sign Language, which I have been slowly learning over the past few years.

I love going on hikes, being in beautiful nature, and doing indoor bouldering.

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