About me

 

My therapy style is called Integrative. Integrative means, that have a rich theoretical background, which allows me to approach every client as unique individual and tailor my work to their needs. The models I currently base my work on are TA, CBT, Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Relational and Person-Centred Psychotherapy. Existential Psychotherapy has been an interest of mine since my psychology studies.

 

At the core of all the therapy schools is the relationship between the client and the therapist. That means that by being able to trust each other, share experiences and walk the journey alongside each other is the founding stone of change. And it is my goal to create this relationship with you, my client.

 

I am originally from Czech Republic, where I did my Psychology Degree. During my degree I gained experience with the mental health system, through volunteer work in Psychiatric Hospital for women. I have qualifications gained with the Northern Guild of Psychological Solutions in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have gained my early counselling experience working with Glasgow University Counselling Service, where I gained experience working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds.

I currently run my own Private Practice in Bristol. I work with clients from all social and cutural backrounds.

 

I am committed to my CPD (Continuous Professional Development) and I have participated in various workshops and seminars through out the years. I am contiously enriching my work through my studies. I regularly participate in supervison.

 

I follow the ethical standards of BACP and NGP.

 

Counselling and Psychotherapy Pavla Radostova

Some of the areas I work with include:

 

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • relationship problems

  • abuse

  • addiction

  • bereavement

  • attachament problems

  • bi-polar disorder

  • career difficulties

  • bulying

  • chronic pain

  • care issues

  • OCD

  • compulsive behaviours

  • couples issues

  • cultural difficulties

  • domestic violence

  • eating disorders

  • low self-esteem

  • low confidence

  • family issues

  • panic disorder

  • personality disturbance, or disorder

  • postnatal depression

  • redundancy

  • seasonal affective disorder

  • self-harm

  • suicidal thoughts

  • separation and divorce

  • sexuality

  • stress

  • work related stress

  • trauma

  • weight loss and obesity

  • body image and body perception

  • healthy lifestyle

“After supervising Pavla’s therapeutic work for almost four years I am very confident to recommend her as a highly-skilled practitioner. Pavla’s therapeutic skills are enhanced greatly by her way of being, she offers her clients a genuinely warm and empathic professional relationship.”

 

Dr Rosemarie Lynass, CPsychol

Registered Counselling Psychologist,

Registered MBACP (Accred)

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Psychology

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

PgDiP in Psychotherapy

Diploma in Psychotherapy

 

Professional Memberships:

UKCP Accredited

BACP Registered Member

NGP

CAPPP - committee member