My personal philosophy begins with the belief that people have a right to be valued as unique individuals. My aim is to work with you in a way that helps you to identify obstacles in your life,facilitating growth and allowing you to choose ways of responding to the challenges of life that are healthy and enriching.
There are many reasons why life can feel difficult or even impossible - things that have happened to you in the past may still be affecting you, or perhaps you are going through something right nowthat is changing the way you see life; perhaps you just feel you aren't getting any pleasure out of anything anymore. There are times when everyone feels overwhelmed or that they just can't cope.
Life is full of its ups and downs, and during the difficult times it may feel, for some, that there is no one to turn to. However this does not need to be the case, as you can get support andunderstanding through psychotherapy. People may seek counselling for different reasons. You may approach counselling if you are finding it hard to cope with the pressures of work or family life. It could be that you have lost a loved one, or you are having relationship difficulties.
I am registered with the United Kingdon Council for Psychotherapists and adhere to their Ethical Code of Professional Practice. My career path to being a psychotherapist includes experience as apsychiatric nurse. My on-going professional excellence is ensured by participating in continuous professional development. I am an Accredited EMDR Practitioner and implement this therapeutic mode when appropriate.
For those unable to attend face to face therapy Telephone Counselling sessions are available. Neil has helped many people to change their lives often in a single session and receives many referralsfrom satisfied clients. Neil Wood-Gaiger BSc (Hons) Psych; Dip CP; Dip Hyp CS; MBPsS; MCS (Acc); MHS is an experienced therapist specialising in mental visualisation and hypnotherapy.
Hammet Street Consultants have over twenty years experience in the psychological health sector (in both the NHS and Private sector), and provides assessment, treatment and consultancy to individualsand organisations. The company is located in Taunton but services contracts over the entire South West of England. Hammet Street has an established client base from small local businesses to large associations and companies.
M.L.A. Psychology Services is an independent psychology practice headed by Dr Mari Aldridge. Dr Aldridge is committed to providing a highly professional and prompt service offering both psychologicaltherapy and intervention, and assessments for Court in the area of Family Law. The psychology practice is based in Somerset with a consulting room in the centre of Taunton. Dr Aldridge is able to travel within a wide geographical area for the purposes of assessments for Court.
Jane Gotto offers counselling, psychotherapy and supervision to individuals, couples, groups, families and companies in Taunton, Somerset. Alongside her Taunton private practice Jane works part-timein London as a traniner of the Spectrum Therapy Post Graduate course and their Post-Graduate professional development programme.
Founded in 1990 by Dr Nigel Blagg as independent psychology consultancy, Nigel Blagg Associates were immediately commissioned by the Government to conduct a series of national research projectsconcerned with enhancing the thinking and learning abilities and employability of youth trainees and adults returning to work. The findings alongside earlier cognitive research with adolescents were widely disseminated in the UK and abroad as research reports and good practice guides.
Our consultancy team also includes HR practitioners and learning and development specialists who are flexibly deployed alongside our Business Psychologists to deliver practical, cost effectivesolutions to optimise people performance and business results. We work with a broad range of private and public sector clients. We take on UK and international assignments with both small and large businesses and work at all organisational levels, from front line staff through to Executive teams.