WELCOME TO BRISTOL & NORTH SOMERSET
COUNSELLING, PSYCHOTHERAPY & CLINICAL SUPERVISION.
Clinical Supervision, for established therapists and trainees. Coaching for Private Practice Development.
Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Couples Counselling. Divorce & Separation Recovery Support.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Glenis is a trainer for The Advanced Association of Meridian Therapies (AAMET)
Mindfulness Meditation Stress Reduction (MBSR), with Cognitive Behavioural Training (CBT). This training is an 8 weeks package, but it can be tailored to individual or group requirements and also a distance learning package is available on request.
WHO AM I...
My name is Glenis Eden. I have had a very varied life experience as a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, also a friend and carer. Probably like yourself many other roles, too extensive to mention here.
After twelve years of being a director of my own fashion businesses, where I was training, organising and motivating people, I decided on a early mid-life career change.
This led me into the very exciting and interesting world of personal development. I eventually embarked on my first counselling and psychotherapy training, and have been working in the therapeutic field since 1987.
MY TRAINING - since the mid 80s.
Initially I trained for three years to Diploma level in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and in the mid 90s embarked on further Gestalt Psychotherapy Training for three years, with Metanioa and Gestalt South West. I also recieved a Diploma from Bristol University in Counselling in Primary Care, which was for established counsellors. At this point I applied and was accepted for BACP Accreditation. Later I was awarded BACP Senior Accredited counsellor/psychotherapist status.
In 200O/01 I trained in Group and Individual Supervision with Bristol University and the Unversity of Wales, Newport.
I qualified with a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision from the University of Wales.
I have been a BUPA Health and Wellbeing Therapist for almost 20 years and can take doctors referrals from BUPA members.
During this time I have been working with many organisations. Social Services, Bristol Airport, Probation Service, Insurance Companies, Supermarkets, Doctors Surgeries. Alcohol and Drug Agencies and Prison Services. Generally supporting staff on all levels.
My work has brought me in contact with a wide range of interesting people. This work has been very rewarding and challenging. At times I have needed my own personal support. I have experienced individual, couple and group counselling and psychotherapy for myself. So I would say I am an 'experienced' client and know how it may feel for you to take those first apprehensive steps when asking for support.
Many clients have been self funding, others have been from the voluntary sectors such as The Alzheimers Association, where I have and still do support carers and those who are suffering from Dementia.
Mindfulness Meditation is an excellent support system for those who are caring for a vunerable person.
I continue to work with groups, couples and individuals. All this experience has given a rich tapestry to my life and work. I now appreciate all of my experiences which has enabled me to weave my various training and experiences into my work with you.
Since my initial training I have continued my professional development obtaining Diplomas and Certificates in Eating Disorders, Couple Counselling, Divorce and Separation Recovery Support, Mindfulness Meditation and CBT.
Emotional Freedom Technique and Life and Performance Coaching.
I have had a sound meditation practice for more than 25 years and have trained with Bangor University to integrate Mindfulness Meditation and also CBT into my therapeutic practice. I have completed the Bangor Teachers Training Retreat and since my early 30s have attended many retreats and meditation trainings.
I presently facilitate 8-week groups in Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction combined with CBT. Mindfulness is highly recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for helping to alleviate recurring bouts of depression. It combines ancient meditation practices with CBT and is becoming widely accepted by the medical profession for the control of pain, stress, anxiety and insomnia. Please see my groups page for training dates.
I became senior accredited with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and The United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (UKRC) in 1996.
Also I am an advanced practitioner of EFT, qualifying as a trainer in 2005, and I am registered with the Advanced Association of Meridian Therapies (AAMET), one of the largest associations in the world supporting Meridian Therapies.
I abide by the code of ethics and practice of these organisations.
I welcome people of all ages and cultures.
Counsellors and Therapists come to me for clinical supervision and for their own personal therapy. I have experience of working in a variety of sectors educational, medical, organisational, social, NHS settings and private practice consultations.
Some people come to look at their own personal issues such as stress, anxiety, relationships and work place issues. Other people come at a time of loss and change where they may need an impartial person to speak with. This can give them an opportunity to explore where they may wish to go with their lives. Please look through my other web pages for my client comments. These pages will also give more details of the many uses of EFT. For example it is excellent for weight loss and self esteem issues. People have experienced tremendous benefits from the regular practice of the Mindfulness Meditation Stress Reduction Program combined with CBT.
WHO I WORK WITH ...
I have seen many people from the corporate world who may want to discuss workplace issues confidentially.
Stress related issues are affecting more and more employees, consequently the Mindful Based Stress Reduction programmes for Groups are becoming highly popular with organisations; saving time and money due to illness and absenteeism. See Group page for 2011 dates and application forms.
Relationship counselling is extremely popular. People often want support with their relationships, generally needing assistance on a communication level. Perhaps
having a place where a third party can support them to work through long held onto issues. Another aspect of my work has been helping individuals and couples to work through the loss process associated with divorce or separation.
People have consulted me for Life or Performance Coaching. This is usually short term work, where we may for example, look in a very focussed way at dreams, goals and ways to move forward and often looking at how they may be holding themselves back from reaching their goals.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU ...
I have a wide and integrative training, and many years of experience, because of this I am able to tailor my work to suit you or your organisation's requirements.
Do browse through my other web pages. Feel able to contact me with any questions, for more details, or to make an appointment for a FREE fifteen minutes telephone chat.
WHERE I WORK...
I work in Bristol and Nailsea, North Somerset and I practice in the catchment area of Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Wales and Wiltshire. Motorways and bus stops are close by.
I have worked with clients from Almondsbury, Bath, Bradley Stoke, Bridgwater, Bristol, Chew Magna, Chew Valley, Chipping Sodbury, Clevedon, Clifton, Congresbury, Dundry, Filton, Nailsea, Portishead, Redland, Stoke Bishop, The Mendips, Thornbury, Wells, Weston Super Mare, Yatton and Yate.
It may be possible to arrange telephone sessions, or a mixture of face to face and telephone work, if travel is difficult for you, especially if you have young children or you are suffering from illness. EFT, coaching and Mindfulness Stress Reduction are particularly suited to telephone consultations. We can also arrange telephone supervision for therapists. We could discuss this at an initial 15 minutes free consultation. (See other pages)
If you think these services could be of help to you, to a family member or to a friend do not hesitate to contact me. I can listen to you in a non judgemental way and perhaps support you with your presenting life situations.
Maybe you could ask yourself. "What am I doing with this one wild and wonderful life of mine"
Pause for thought. Remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.
Glenis Eden, MBACP. Senior Accredited.
UKRC. AAMET Trainer