Pamela Moolman, BSc, MA, CQSW, HSEC and MRSS (Shiatsu).

The counselling I offer reflects twenty four years’ experience, a BSc and MA in psychology and twenty five years mindfulness training (Satipatthana) and Somatic movement which I studied in Java and the UK (SuPrapto and Dr Sandra Reeve).

A further influence has been eighteen months study of Hakomi, a body centred psychotherapeutic practice that supports clients in experiencing their core patterns, moving through traumas and blocks and discovering their own unique choices and potential. I offer individual and couple counselling.

Alongside my private practise I provide short term counselling for the staff of City of Bristol and South Gloucester and Stroud Colleges, often through times of stress and crisis. I am continually amazed at how unique and strong people are, even in very difficult situations. The approach and techniques I draw on will always respond to this.In 1986 I qualified as a practitioner of shiatsu, an ancient practice that is both gentle and powerful. It works on removing blocks and, as with counselling, encourages the health on a number of levels, i.e. structural such as back problems, and emotional or energetic.

Prior to counselling, I was a social work for eight years, a family and court mediator and a part time Open University tutor for three. Nature, especially the Forest of Dean where I live, and creativity are sources of inspiration for me. I have an MA in Creative/ writing and have completed my first novel.