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Gary Bridges

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience working within a variety of NHS and charity settings. I have expertise in helping people respond to a wide range of life difficulties, as well as in enhancing personal growth and well-being.

My approach is strongly informed by research findings of what works in therapy, which I individualise and tailor for the specific needs and preferences of each unique client I meet. I draw on several models of therapy I am trained and accredited in using, such as:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Regardless of the approach adopted, I view the quality of the therapeutic relationship as being crucial to the success of therapy. I strive to be collaborative and create a safe and caring environment for clients, characterised by empathy, warmth and a non-judgemental attitude to whatever experiences they bring.

Health Condition Specialist:

  • I have expertise working with individuals experiencing difficulties associated with health conditions, such as chronic pain, sickle cell disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and renal failure.

  • I also have expertise in neuropsychology and the application of this to helping people adjust and cope with various neurological conditions, such as acquired brain injuries, stroke and motor neuro disease.