MA (Psychology of Therapy and Counselling), MA (Philosophy)
The Practice Rooms, 24 Regent Street, Bristol
Antonia’s background is as an existential psychotherapist, trained at Regent’s College London (with Emmy van Deurzen and Ernesto Spinelli). Antonia also has over 20 years’ experience as a drugs and alcohol counsellor. As well as her psychotherapy training, Antonia has an MA in Philosophy and has long been involved in the field of philosophical counselling, which is a way of using philosophical methods and ideas to help people to bring clarity to value clashes and dilemmas.
Areas of Specialist Experience:
Antonia has particular expertise of working with addictive behaviours, in particular problem drinking, as well as ambivalence and decision making generally. Antonia has looked into the issue of ambivalence from both a therapeutic and a philosophical point of view. She draws on this in decision-making counselling, which aims to help people to think through life issues such as relationships, career, or ethical issues.
As well as training in existential psychotherapy, which is an open-ended dialogue about issues of value and meaning, freedom and responsibility, Antonia has received training in more short-term, focused approaches such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She aims to blend these and her philosophical approach in a way that is tailored to each individual client and issue.