Mr Robert Fisher

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS20-01389

Location: Bristol

Robert (Bob) Fisher

I understand it takes a lot of courage for many people to come to therapy perhaps for the first time or even on each visit, I provide a counselling/psychological therapy service from my home in Westbury Park Bristol which is a safe space and where you will receive a warm welcome. I endeavour to shape the therapy to meet my client’s needs rather than just come from one theory (I do not believe in one size fits all); hence I have an eclectic approach to my work drawn from many years experience in many different settings. My intention is always to share knowledge with my clients with the view to empower them and provide the tools to self regulate and eventually to become their own therapist so to speak. Another way to express this is that I look to help my client’s manage “it” (whatever “it” is) rather than “it” managing them.

To ensure new clients are comfortable working with me I always provide the first meeting free of charge, there are many different approaches and styles of providing therapy and I think it is important to have the right “fit”. My style perhaps more interactive than some other therapist so I feel it is important to try a session and see for your self. You will be absolutely under no obligation to return and I always feel it is better to go away and think about before deciding whether you wish to continue.

About me: I came to start my training as a therapist quite late in life (early fifties) after running my own business in the print industry, also after being a Samaritan volunteer for around eleven years. It was the experience of volunteering as a Samaritan that led me towards my change of career.

I embarked on my training at the City of Bristol College (CoB) and completed a Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Certificate in Counselling Theory. I was the accepted on to the Diploma in Professional Studies – Counselling at the University of the West of England. My placement for my Diploma was at Off The Record (OTR) a young peoples counselling service in Bristol. I remained at OTR for three years and in the last year I was delivering (as paid work) the counselling for students at the CoB.

I starting seeing clients privately in 2001 and have done so continuously since then be it part time or full time, Sept 2002 I started working for Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) working in various context with individuals who had problematic Drug and alcohol use. I left BDP in 2015 to practise privately full time under the name of Thinking Therapy

I started on my Masters Degree (MA) in Cognitive Behavioural Counselling 2004 and received the award in 2006

Other areas of work have been sessional work at Chandos House a residential rehabilitation centre from May 2015 to July 2017. Also I provided sessional work at the Bristol branch of MIND the mental charity from February 2016 to March 2018

My Thinking Therapy website is here

My Thinking Therapy face book page is here

Contact me here bob@thinkingtherapy.co.uk

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Advanced Diploma in Relational Supervision – National Counselling Society - 21.01.2018

    Masters Degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy- University of Wales – 22.02.2007

    Diploma in Professional Studies - Counselling - University of the West of England – 05.07.2001

    Certificate in Counselling Skills - City of Bristol College – 20.08.1999

    Certificate in Counselling Theory - City of Bristol College – 06.10.1999
  • What I can help with
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Adoption
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Emotional issues
    • Exams
    • Family
    • Financial difficulties
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Job interviews
    • Mindfulness
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
    • Relationships
    • Relaxation
    • Self-defeating behaviours
    • Self-esteem
    • Self-harm
    • Sleep
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
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