Tânia Gallindo MBACP RCST Counselling in Stroud, Gloucestershire
Craniosacral Therapy in Stroud near Gloucester and Online

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"Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul, be just another human soul." C. Jung




Welcome!

I offer Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Psychotherapeutic bodywork, Shiatsu Massage and Craniosacral Therapy in, Gloucestershire, Stroud, Gloucester, Cheltenham.

I am a Shiatsu Practitioner & Craniosacral Therapist in Stroud. I offer face to face and online sessions.

I work with individuals (Lgbt), young and older people offering long term Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Craniosacral Therapy, Psychotherapeutic Bodywork, and Shiatsu.

I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and with CSTA (Craniosacral Therapy Association of UK)


I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor (similar to Body Psychotherapy) and bodyworker (Shiatsu massage and Craniosacral Therapy) specialising in anxiety and trauma. I help you to reconnect with the inherent wisdom of your being using creative approach. I have worked as body therapist for over 20 years now and the experience of working physically and energetically greatly complements what I have to offer as a counsellor.

Likewise my training and experience in psychotherapy informs the bodywork I offer. Most importantly, I care immensely to what I do and deeply enjoy my work, which brings people to know themselves beyond of their usually, limited self images.The work I offer is about deep listening, self-reflection, slowing down, and connecting to the stillness within, which leads ultimately and inevitably to self-awareness and healing.

I draw from a variety of methods, both somatic (Craniosacral Therapy and Shiatsu massage) and psychologic, which enables me to give an individualistic approach to each client. My work has a holistic and transpersonal touch to therapy, which sees symptoms or issues as an opportunity for self knowledge and growth. I have trained as a Psychosynthesis counsellor, which is an integrative type of psychotherapy. It brings together different elements of specific therapies such as Transpersonal, Dream work, Gestalt, Biodynamic and Attachment Therapies, to name a few.

I am particularly interested in Carl Jung approach to psychotherapy with its many ways to induce awareness, by unravelling and unpacking unconscious material, which influences how you lead your life. The unconscious part of your psyche controls you, like a puppet master, which can be seen in your behaviour, attitudes, thinking process and how you relate to others in your life. My work is about bringing awareness to these unconscious forces that tend to guide our behaviour. Once the unravelling of the unconscious forces behind your actions becomes conscious, there is an opportunity for a more authentic part of yourself to emerge. Ultimately you are able to take a bird eye view on your situation, and therefore dis-identify from a way of being, which no longer fits. This type of work generates self-worth, self-esteem and self-positive regard, as you become the author of your life and finally able to edit the script you've be given.

My experience as a Craniosacral therapist and Shiatsu massage practitioner has added to my work as a counsellor enabling me to further amongst other qualities my intuition, which is an important element in therapy.

I am warm, approachable but gentle, however I will challenge you in a compassionate way, if I feel it will contribute to your growth. My aim is to help you get more clarity on the issue(s) you bring to therapy.

It might be that you are seeking a bodywork approach to deal with your issue. Or perhaps you really need to talk in confidence in a non-judgmental way with someone that can really listen to you and Psychotherapeutic Counselling might be the best way to address your issue(s).

Whatever way you decide to go about transforming your situation, I am happy to support you. Whatever it is the issue or difficulty you may be going through, reach out. Things can get better.

Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Psychotherapeutic bodywork, Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapy in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucester.

After the treatment on that afternoon I felt a heaviness and tenderness in my lower abdomen around my ovaries, suddenly I realised that they were realigning and that continued for a while. I contacted Tania and asked her if that was normal, it felt like my ovaries were talking to me. She replied: “what are they telling you?” And my answer was; “Slow down.” So she recommended me to follow my ovaries advice, which I did. Next morning I felt very connected to my body, balanced, lighter and relaxed. There was a sense of expansion on the whole of my pelvis and my body, a wave of sensuality flowing through my whole body slowing me down beautifully. It has given me an unique opportunity of connecting to my feminine body and to heal.
L.H.





"Tania has been giving Shiatsu massages to me for most weeks for almost two years. She is very conscientious and professional.

I have gained from Tania's Shiatsu treatments in two particular areas. Firstly, aches (from sports injuries) in my knees or spasms in my back are minimized or eliminated by her treatments, to a much greater extent than through using a physiotherapist. Secondly, the pressures and stresses of my work are considerable, and I find her treatments very helpful from a relaxation/well-being point of view.
I unhesitatingly recommend her - she is excellent!"

C.W.,


Tania Gallindo is a professional Counsellor and I am glad I made the right decision to choose her as my therapist in a period of my life when I was struggling with my problems.
I've been in therapy with Tania for 17 months during that time she helped me to interact with myself using the psychosynthesis model.
First I learnt to explore my problems with confidence and honesty then I started to dig down into my past to discover the traumas of my childhood and that allowed me to love myself at a different level, by acceptance and forgiveness, which is definitely the best way to feel more confident and positive.
I believe that life is a long journey where mistakes and forgiveness have an important role in helping us to grow, andnot just as a person but also as a soul.
A good therapist guides you during this journey and Tania has done it perfectly during the time we worked together. Tania is very friendly and careful about listening and understanding, she had the ability to discuss my problems without interfering in my decisions and to make me think about my choices.
I would strongly recommend Tania Gallindo to those that are willing to discover the strength inside themselves and the potential of gaining a healthier lifestyle.
G.B.


Not only a wonderful therapist, but Tania was a nurturing guide through this process.  I appreciated that she shared her own experiences and it seemed to me that she adapted her learnings to suit me as a person rather than following a ‘program’ so I felt like the exercises we did together were individual rather than text-book.  The actual craniosacral therapy was blissful, but it was the conversations we had during the sessions that resonated with me days and weeks later.
 
I am so grateful to have been introduced to this treatment by such a wonderful and inspirational therapist and mentor.
C.T.S.


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