My name is Abby, and I am an integrative psychotherapist, with many years of experience in private practice.  I enjoy working in a warm and collaborative style, putting you and your needs at the heart of the process.  I aim to offer you a healing experience, but I am also passionate about helping you to grow and develop in new ways.

How are you?

Maybe you've realised that something needs to change.

Maybe your past is holding you back.

Perhaps you're going through a crisis and you need support to help you cope.

Sometimes we get stuck in old patterns of behaviour or our thoughts get stuck in a loop and sometimes we struggle to let go.  It can be hard to make changes by ourselves because we’re so used to doing the same old things and thinking the same old thoughts.  Psychotherapy can offer a way of changing your perspective, letting go of old wounds and increasing your self-awareness so that you can make decisions with more clarity.

Treating you as a whole person

I work with a broad range of issues including, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, identity, bereavement, loss and relationship difficulties.  I am also able to work with people who have a diagnosed mental health condition.

However, I don’t consider myself a specialist in any particular area of therapy, because I believe in treating the whole person as an individual, not as a label or diagnosis.  This means that all aspects of your life experience can be brought to therapy.  You can set the pace and the agenda, and together we can explore whatever you wish.

Supporting healthy relationships

In my practice I emphasise the importance of relationships.  Many people find relationships difficult, but therapy is an opportunity to learn a new pattern of relating, becoming less angry or defensive and more open to connecting with others in an honest and authentic way.

As your relationships with friends and family become healthier and happier, this can have a positive effect on your mental health and wellbeing.  I aim to offer a safe and trustworthy therapeutic relationship so that you can feel secure in opening up and getting the most out of the process.

Abby Ord 2022

Getting started

If you’re interested in having therapy with me, then the first step is to check my availability which I keep up to date here.  I also offer a free no-obligation phone call to all new clients to talk through any questions, so please feel free to contact me and leave a message at any time.  I will usually respond within 24 hours.

Psychotherapy practice in Cheltenham

My private practice is based in Cheltenham.  I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and am registered as a full clinical psychotherapist with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).  To be accepted as a member of these organisations requires evidence of high standards of practice, ethics, training and professionalism.

  • Well established private practice based in Cheltenham
  • Open ended psychotherapy for individuals 18+
  • Long or short term according to your needs
  • A high standard of ethics and professionalism
  • Confidential service
  • Transparency and honesty in all matters

Therapy offers you a safe and nurturing place where you can talk, heal old wounds and work out how best to move forward. Why not book a session to find out for yourself?

I have been qualified as a therapist since 2012 and since then have worked in various voluntary agencies and private practice.  Click here for more details.

If you are interested in working with me, check here to see if I have a suitable appointment available for you.

Learn more about therapy for bereavement and how it helps.

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