Patrick Spackman

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS17-05601

Location: Bristol

In our society, many of us are aware of the benefits of keeping our bodies fit and healthy. We might run, swim or cycle, or join a class at the gym but do we give the same consideration to our minds? Self-awareness is the key to understanding ourselves better and reclaiming a sense of direction and purpose so we can take charge of our lives. Spending time talking through problems with a person we can trust can help us to realise our full potential.

For all of us, life can be tough at times and having a neutral, non-judgemental ear, removed from the attachments of our family and friends can be a liberating experience. As an integrative counsellor I am interested in helping you to get the most from yourself and can draw on a range of skills that may be helpful. I work both short-term, on specific issues, and longer term on major life issues, including working with those affected by Dementia and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, for example.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    BSc (Hons) Communications & Society. University of Leicester.
    FdSc: Counselling. University of Gloucestershire.
    Over 8 years of caring for patients in the NHS.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adolescence
    • Ageing and related issues
    • AIDS / HIV
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Cultural issues
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Gender identity
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Parenting skills
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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