Pavla Radostova

Counselling and Psychotherapy


Some of the areas I work with include:


  • anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship problems
  • abuse
  • addiction
  • bereavement
  • attachment problems
  • bi-polar disorder
  • career difficulties
  • bullying
  • 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
  • worries about the state of world, society and climate

About my therapy style

My therapy style is called Integrative. Integrative means that I 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 with the Northern Guild of Psychological Solutions in Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy. My early counselling experience comes from working with Glasgow University Counselling Service, where I worked with a variety of clients from different backgrounds.

I currently run my own Private Practice in Bristol.

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

I follow the ethical standards of UKCP.



Professional Memberships:

UKCP Accredited

NGP

CAPPP


Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Psychology

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

PgDiP in Psychotherapy

Diploma in Psychotherapy