Judith Schuepfer-Griffin

INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING IN LANSDOWN, BATH

Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling

A confidential space to explore thoughts, feelings,

and the challenges in your life

Counselling and therapy for individuals in a safe, comfortable and private setting

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Judith, and I offer psychotherapeutic counselling in the city of Bath. I’m an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and supervisor in private practice. I’m a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP); and a CPCAB-registered counselling trainer at Sweet Track Counselling Centre in Glastonbury.

I trained in Transactional Analysis and Bioenergetics in the 1980’s in Switzerland, completed further training in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling in Britain, and in Trauma Treatment (Eye Movement Integration; EMI) in Zurich and Bath.

My work is strongly inspired by the psychology of C. G. Jung.

I can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space within which we can explore together whatever you would like to change in your life.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB-approved Tutor at Sweet Track Counselling Centre, Glastonbury
  • Experience in working as a Counselling Supervisor
  • Certificate in Eye Movement Integration EMI (Trauma Treatment)
  • Foundation Training in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Bioenergetics, Switzerland
  • Experience in working with Addiction
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art
  • I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

– Carl Gustav Jung

Introducing my book:

Living Water – Counselling and Psychotherapy for Beginners

and Life Skills for Everyone

We live in very challenging, uncertain times, and we all need more support for our mental health than ever. I have written Living Water because we usually don’t learn anywhere – not at home or at school – about the inner workings of our mind/soul/psyche. We don’t learn how to deal with life challenges, difficult and painful emotions, how to communicate more successfully and how to make our relationships work. We’re very focused on our outer lives and the outer world and don’t have a good relationship with ourselves and our inner world. We usually attempt to solve all our problems on the outside and can’t see how we could improve our quality of life through Inner Work, through healing our old wounds and so changing ourselves, our outdated approaches, attitudes and beliefs.


In Living Water I’m attempting to show alternative ways of looking at our difficulties, and give many practical suggestions on how to create a better balance of our inner and outer lives, more resilience, a better quality of life, a better understanding of what makes us tick and what’s wrong if we don’t tick so well. Most of us are longing for more meaning and purpose, more fulfilment, and a deeper understanding of ourselves and others so that our relationships can improve.


Living Water is easy to read, written for everyone in clear, jargon free language. It consists of 70 short chapters, and answers the questions you may have about how counselling and psychotherapy work. Or – if you have no intention of trying therapy – it will offer you a wealth of ideas on how to look at your difficulties and life in general in a different, more constructive and helpful way. I hope you will enjoy Living Water and send you my heartfelt best wishes.


Click here to purchase your copy on Amazon!

Available as e-book or paperback.

Reviews

Living Water has been positively reviewed in the November 2020 issue of Therapy Today (magazine of the BACP – the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and has been endorsed for therapy trainees by CPCAB – Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.

From Readers…

How can counselling help?

Starting therapy can be quite a challenge for many people. For a long time you may have thought, it might be a good idea to get some help. Maybe one night you decided, that tomorrow you will make that phone call or send that email, and you felt relieved.

But the next morning you talked yourself out of it and said to yourself: “Oh what’s the point. It’s not that bad; I will muddle through somehow. Others are much worse off than me”.

It may seem like climbing Mount Everest, just to make contact with a therapist: “What will she think of me? Will she judge me or talk down to me? Where would I even begin? I don’t even know what’s wrong with me. Maybe I should just buy another self-help book.”

Do these thoughts ring a bell? There is nothing wrong with self-help books – they do have their place. The only thing is, that they won’t help you to break your isolation. You will still sit at home alone, with a book in your hands, instead of face to face (or, at the moment, online or on the phone) with a human being that cares.


“To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem.”

-Carl Gustav Jung


I work with all kinds of issues, but relationship problems, anxiety, depression, loneliness, bereavement and anger issues are the most commonly presented difficulties in counselling. You can read more about some of them on the nest page.

Having to work it all out on our own is one of the most unhelpful ideas our culture has produced. The first step to healing is, to tell another person what bothers you. Isolation is not a virtue; it is part of the problem. There are always people worse off, but there are also a lot of people better off; they lead happier and more fulfilled lives. You can be one of them, if you feel ready to engage in this work.

I’m here to listen, to talk with you, and to ask you some exploratory questions, in a comfortable, private, setting. The rewards of this work can truly be immense. It’s important to find a therapist whom you can trust and feel comfortable with. We will take some time to get to know each other, and we can work out together what exactly causes you difficulties or makes you unhappy.

If you do decide to work with me, I will offer you a warm welcome, a confidential, safe, and non-judgemental space within which we can explore your difficulties, learn to understand them, and how to change them. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Click here to read more about my approach to some commonly experienced issues.

How I Work

Individuation

I don’t work by following one certain method or theory; it’s more like having a tool box with lots of different tools in it, and using the one that seems appropriate for a particular client in a particular session.

However, my over-all approach is the concept of Individuation, which means: to become our True Self by healing wounds of the psyche and discovering our true, innate nature, so that we can fulfil as much of our potential as possible in our life-time.

This usually includes that we look at the past and how it still might affect the present.

Unresolved issues or trauma that happened in the past can keep us stuck and prevent us from thriving and living our lives in a way that is right for us. This process also helps us to see ever more clearly who we really are according to our true innate nature, and it will help to find out what we want and what is actually important to us in life.

Working together

I believe that client and therapist are equals as persons, working together to improve the client’s quality of life. I see it as my role as a therapist to support clients in their quest for healing; a better

understanding of themselves and their problems; how lasting positive change can be achieved and how to find more meaning and fulfilment in their lives. I make suggestions and offer guidance and some “psycho-education”, and clients decide what makes sense to them; what they want to take up.

It’s important to understand, that, as humans, we’re not machines, and that therapy work is not mechanical; a little bit of tweaking and tuning here and there will usually not bring lasting change. It is a process that takes its own time, depending on the presented issues.

Diversity

Everyone is welcome in my practice regardless of their cultural heritage, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, faith, abilities or disabilities, and age from 18 years and older.

I can offer counselling in English, German and Swiss German.

I normally work mostly face to face and will do so again after Covid restrictions will be lifted. I also offer phone or online sessions (Zoom). We can work out together how to organise this after we made first contact.

Workshops

Lapis – The Bath Jung Circle

I also run Jungian workshops – together with colleagues in Bath.

The workshops are for qualified therapists and counselling/psychotherapy trainees.

Clients/lay-persons with enough basic knowledge are also welcome.

At the moment we offer a 2-day Introduction to C.G. Jung – his life and his main psychological concepts, and several follow-up 1-day workshops where we explore a specific Jungian concept in more depth.


“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”

-Carl Gustav Jung

My location

Littledown Farm

Lansdown

Bath

Avon, BA1 5TH

I am within easy reach of Chippenham, Keynsham, Warmley & Corsham.

There is free parking right outside my house and there are also buses every 15 minutes that stop at a five minute walking distance. Our farm has beautiful views over the hills and is located just behind the pub “Hare and Hounds”.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals:

£50 per session for 60 minutes

Counselling sessions for Couples:

£70 per session for 60 minutes

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.


You can use the contact form to the right to send me a message or call me on 07901750524 if you would prefer to speak over the phone. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.



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