Spiral Shape (logo)
The shell’s spiral pattern can be seen as a symbol of psychological growth in that life presents us with repeated opportunities to face what we fear. The line of growth is not linear or circular but a spiral, in that we cycle back and forth to revisit areas of difficulty, but each time we can visit from a different perspective, with new insights and increasing awareness and consciousness. The nautilus has to keep building new and larger chambers to encompass new stages of growth.
Images of nature, particularly the intermittent rhythms of the sea, can be helpful to connect with our own natural rhythms. Nature presents us with the reality of the life-death-life cycle in which we all inhabit; everything changes, there are always losses and gains, births and deaths, and yet life continues in an enduring way. Connecting with the natural world, with its timeless beauty and wonder, can assist us in standing back from the minutia of our everyday lives, to reflect and rediscover our own personal meaning, purpose and integrity.
Wendy Bramham, founder and proprietor of Bramham Therapy, trained for 6 years (3 of which were full time) in counselling and psychotherapy in London in the 1990s. Since 1998 she has been in private practice in Newbury, Berkshire, and in 2011 set up her own clinic: “Bramham Therapy” in two town-centre locations of Newbury, Berkshire, and Marlborough, Wiltshire.
Wendy has created unique and comfortable settings where clients can let go of everyday pressures in order to work in an optimal manner with qualified and experienced professionals. Wendy is passionate in offering clients a variety of choices for accessing the right type of therapy for themselves. Therefore Wendy now has a team of over 25 professionals based at her clinics, offering a variety of psychological and affiliated physical therapies.
Since 2014 Wendy Bramham has been running cutting-edge professional seminars for therapists and health professionals in the wider communities of Berkshire and surrounding counties.
Mission Statement and Ethics
The principal objective of Bramham Therapy is to provide high quality professional psychological therapies and complementary health practices to the general public, in attractive and discreet town-centre premises.
We believe in sharing knowledge and promoting education. We have published a vast array of information on health and psychology on the “resources” page of our website for the general public to read. We also run cutting-edge professional development seminars to therapists and health practitioners in the wider community, and offer the possibility for qualified healthcare professionals, who meet our criteria, to join our team.
Our ethics and integrity are based on truthfulness and openness with our clients, therapists, seminar leaders and the public regarding the potential benefits and limitations of the various therapies and courses we offer. The therapies we offer are not a replacement for mainstream medicine but work alongside it. We do not aim to offer “cures” or “quick fixes” but we work together with our clients, over time, to facilitate self-awareness, self-responsibility, insights and conscious choices, equilibrium and the development of potential. We aim to promote practices that support mind and body health. We encourage the client/patient to fully engage and participate in this process of change, in order to take charge of their own health in the long-term.
We do not aim to compete with other centres, therapists or training organisations to seek advantage. Business growth is not our main objective; however we invest our resources to improving the services we offer and to ensure increasing health and educational benefits to our clients and therapists, in an economically sustainable way.
All the therapists who work at Bramham Therapy are vetted by us before joining. They are all registered/accredited with one of the main UK governing bodies for the therapies they practise, are fully insured and committed to ongoing professional development.