The opening of Vessel Therapy Rooms in Old Market addresses the lack of therapy spaces in east Bristol and aims to provide a comfortable and accessible environment for mental health support.
Creating a Space for Mental Health Support in East Bristol
Tim Gamlin, founder of East Bristol Psychotherapy, has opened Vessel Therapy Rooms in Old Market to address the lack of therapy spaces in east Bristol. The three rooms, located on Gloucester Lane off West Street, offer a comfortable and accessible environment for individuals seeking mental health support.
Gamlin was inspired to open Vessel Therapy Rooms after realizing that many of his clients from east Bristol had to travel across the city for therapy sessions. He wanted to bring therapy closer to home and provide a space that catered to the specific needs of the community. Traditional therapy rooms often lacked comfort and familiarity, with generic furniture and artwork that had no connection to the local environment.
The former premises of Old Market Plants now house Vessel Therapy Rooms, which not only offer private hire but also serve as part of Gamlin’s own practice. In addition to addressing the lack of therapy spaces, Gamlin also hopes to tackle the two-year waiting list for NHS therapy by offering low-cost therapy to those with limited financial resources.
The new rooms are designed to accommodate a range of activities, including psychotherapy, counseling, psychology, meditation, tarot reading, art therapy, and color therapy. If Vessel Therapy Rooms prove successful, Gamlin plans to replicate the concept in other parts of the city, bringing mental health support to more communities.
By opening Vessel Therapy Rooms in a shop on the high street, Gamlin aims to make mental health support more visible and destigmatize seeking help for one’s mental well-being. He believes that people in east Bristol deserve access to the same level of mental health support as those in other parts of the city.
In conclusion, the opening of Vessel Therapy Rooms in Old Market addresses the lack of therapy spaces in east Bristol and aims to provide a comfortable and accessible environment for individuals seeking mental health support. By bringing therapy closer to home and offering low-cost options, Tim Gamlin hopes to make a positive impact on the community’s mental well-being.