Counselling in BS1

Photo of Mike Graney, Psychotherapist in BS1, England
Mike Graney
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I offer online and some face to face consultations to individuals, couples and families for communication difficulties associated with relationships and life-changes, when the usual ways of coping and support are insufficient or when the challenges involved are too much in some way. With over 30 years professional experience as a systemic practitioner, I have worked with people from a range of cultures and backgrounds in the independent, voluntary, private and public sectors. Single consultations, short-term and longer work are all available.
I offer online and some face to face consultations to individuals, couples and families for communication difficulties associated with relationships and life-changes, when the usual ways of coping and support are insufficient or when the challenges involved are too much in some way. With over 30 years professional experience as a systemic practitioner, I have worked with people from a range of cultures and backgrounds in the independent, voluntary, private and public sectors. Single consultations, short-term and longer work are all available.
0117 325 6993 View 0117 325 6993
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Helen Downing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you a parent or carer looking for support for the child in your care? Maybe you’ve been surprised by your own strong and complex emotions that seem to have been stirred up by parenting? One of the greatest privileges in my work is to support families working through past and present hurts to nurture understanding and deepen relationships. I work collaboratively with parents and carers to figure out what approach is best suited to your family’s needs right now. I also specialise in Jungian-informed sandplay therapy, which is suitable for individual clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Are you a parent or carer looking for support for the child in your care? Maybe you’ve been surprised by your own strong and complex emotions that seem to have been stirred up by parenting? One of the greatest privileges in my work is to support families working through past and present hurts to nurture understanding and deepen relationships. I work collaboratively with parents and carers to figure out what approach is best suited to your family’s needs right now. I also specialise in Jungian-informed sandplay therapy, which is suitable for individual clients of all ages and backgrounds.
0117 456 5018 View 0117 456 5018
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Lucy Powell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I am a trained integrative therapist and have worked in the areas of complex trauma, abuse, addiction and mental health for a number of years. I have trained as an integrative counsellor which means I have studied and experienced a wide variety of skills, techniques and theories that enable me to provide a tailored approach to each individual's specific goals and needs. I work in a safe, paced and creative way that will enrich the relationship and keep you, the client, resourced to engage in the therapeutic process.
I am a trained integrative therapist and have worked in the areas of complex trauma, abuse, addiction and mental health for a number of years. I have trained as an integrative counsellor which means I have studied and experienced a wide variety of skills, techniques and theories that enable me to provide a tailored approach to each individual's specific goals and needs. I work in a safe, paced and creative way that will enrich the relationship and keep you, the client, resourced to engage in the therapeutic process.
0117 456 2183 View 0117 456 2183
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Dr Elizabeth Haycock.
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Liz and I’ve been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2010 and a Cognitive Analytic Therapist since 2014. I am also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I have experience of working with a range of emotional, relational and mental health difficulties.
Hi, my name is Liz and I’ve been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2010 and a Cognitive Analytic Therapist since 2014. I am also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I have experience of working with a range of emotional, relational and mental health difficulties.
0117 463 4322 View 0117 463 4322
Photo of Abigail Rose Dyke, Psychotherapist in BS1, England
Abigail Rose Dyke
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
There are many reasons why someone might seek the support of a psychotherapist: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loneliness. Whether you need support with more acute feelings that are overwhelming, or simply need someone to talk to, psychotherapy could help. Sometimes we can feel very alone in the world; psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a relationship where you can be seen and heard, a safe space to explore what is troubling you. I offer an understanding and confidential space, where I place your needs centrally.
There are many reasons why someone might seek the support of a psychotherapist: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loneliness. Whether you need support with more acute feelings that are overwhelming, or simply need someone to talk to, psychotherapy could help. Sometimes we can feel very alone in the world; psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a relationship where you can be seen and heard, a safe space to explore what is troubling you. I offer an understanding and confidential space, where I place your needs centrally.
0117 463 2250 View 0117 463 2250
Photo of Peter Dorling, Psychotherapist in BS1, England
Peter Dorling
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I offer a secure, confidential space to help you freely communicate; to identify and initiate significant changes; acknowledge trauma and loss; negotiate life's transitions and to manage uncertainty. Therapy is a shared exploration of your deepest concerns: we work to discern possible meanings behind suffering and to fulfill cherished aims. By having individual sessions with an experienced clinician, or, sharing honest communication in a supportive, facilitated group, you can develop increased agency, greater self-worth and resilience, courage to discern a new life-direction, and, the confidence to explore relationships.
I offer a secure, confidential space to help you freely communicate; to identify and initiate significant changes; acknowledge trauma and loss; negotiate life's transitions and to manage uncertainty. Therapy is a shared exploration of your deepest concerns: we work to discern possible meanings behind suffering and to fulfill cherished aims. By having individual sessions with an experienced clinician, or, sharing honest communication in a supportive, facilitated group, you can develop increased agency, greater self-worth and resilience, courage to discern a new life-direction, and, the confidence to explore relationships.
0117 325 4023 View 0117 325 4023
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Carla Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Working with me may help you to identify addictive or destructive cycles, overcome past traumas and events and make positive changes to your lifestyle. My approach is warm, kind and challenging and I integrate different ways of working to explore the best ways for you to explore your issues. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore difficulties in your life in central Bristol.
Working with me may help you to identify addictive or destructive cycles, overcome past traumas and events and make positive changes to your lifestyle. My approach is warm, kind and challenging and I integrate different ways of working to explore the best ways for you to explore your issues. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore difficulties in your life in central Bristol.
0117 463 7185 View 0117 463 7185
Photo of Joe Gruenewald, Counsellor in BS1, England
Joe Gruenewald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi and Welcome. I am an empathic, energetic and highly motivated individual who loves motivating others and helping them to work towards realising their true potential. Therapy is an option you might like to consider if you are experiencing difficulties in your life. It can help you think and feel through difficult personal questions, take stock of your life and address the issues that are making life difficult. Gaining a clearer appreciation and understanding of a problem is the first step on the road to making changes. Adapting the way I work to your specific needs, we will explore and discover, what might best assist you.
Hi and Welcome. I am an empathic, energetic and highly motivated individual who loves motivating others and helping them to work towards realising their true potential. Therapy is an option you might like to consider if you are experiencing difficulties in your life. It can help you think and feel through difficult personal questions, take stock of your life and address the issues that are making life difficult. Gaining a clearer appreciation and understanding of a problem is the first step on the road to making changes. Adapting the way I work to your specific needs, we will explore and discover, what might best assist you.
020 4538 6382 View 020 4538 6382
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Cory Stewart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer one-to-one counselling for clients who are going through difficult circumstances & feel ready to make a change in their life. I'll work with you to develop understanding of your behaviours, which I believe is important if we want to make progress. I prefer not to focus my work on specialisms, though I have a particular interest in clients struggling with their identity, relationships and anxiety.
I offer one-to-one counselling for clients who are going through difficult circumstances & feel ready to make a change in their life. I'll work with you to develop understanding of your behaviours, which I believe is important if we want to make progress. I prefer not to focus my work on specialisms, though I have a particular interest in clients struggling with their identity, relationships and anxiety.
0117 428 9017 View 0117 428 9017
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Joey Jenkins
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an accredited BACP counsellor who is in the process of seeking accreditation as a psychotherapist. I have over 700 hours of clinical experience and work part time for a charity specialising in eating disorders, which works with the NHS. As well as that I am in private practice and work with a range of mental health issues. If you have happened upon this then you might have been struggling with something life has thrown at you, or you are simply feeling distress for seemingly no apparent reason. I’m sorry if this is the case. But you have taken an important step towards asking for help, which is commendable as well as daunting.
I am an accredited BACP counsellor who is in the process of seeking accreditation as a psychotherapist. I have over 700 hours of clinical experience and work part time for a charity specialising in eating disorders, which works with the NHS. As well as that I am in private practice and work with a range of mental health issues. If you have happened upon this then you might have been struggling with something life has thrown at you, or you are simply feeling distress for seemingly no apparent reason. I’m sorry if this is the case. But you have taken an important step towards asking for help, which is commendable as well as daunting.
0117 463 4580 View 0117 463 4580
Photo of Rich Donaldson, Counsellor in BS1, England
Rich Donaldson
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Starting counselling can be a bit scary, but living with unresolved problems is probably much worse. I believe that conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and addictive behaviour signal that something is preventing us from thriving. Recognising something in your life that you want to change is the most crucial step. I offer sessions online and also face-to-face in both Bristol & London.
Starting counselling can be a bit scary, but living with unresolved problems is probably much worse. I believe that conditions such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and addictive behaviour signal that something is preventing us from thriving. Recognising something in your life that you want to change is the most crucial step. I offer sessions online and also face-to-face in both Bristol & London.
0117 463 3990 View 0117 463 3990
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Patrick Fountain
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome to Repertoire Counselling. At a certain point life feels overwhelming, we struggle to carry and understand the weight of our feelings, leading us to feel lost, stuck, alone, anxious, angry and fighting through life all by ourselves. My journey to becoming a therapist emerged out of painful experiences, which I am grateful because I love helping my clients to navigate their way through all that life has to throw at them. Talking to someone outside of your situation, who is not a family member or a friend can help in gaining relief, self-understanding, self-acceptance and help to build resilience and envision a way forward.
Welcome to Repertoire Counselling. At a certain point life feels overwhelming, we struggle to carry and understand the weight of our feelings, leading us to feel lost, stuck, alone, anxious, angry and fighting through life all by ourselves. My journey to becoming a therapist emerged out of painful experiences, which I am grateful because I love helping my clients to navigate their way through all that life has to throw at them. Talking to someone outside of your situation, who is not a family member or a friend can help in gaining relief, self-understanding, self-acceptance and help to build resilience and envision a way forward.
0117 463 0074 View 0117 463 0074
Photo of A New Dawn Counselling, Counsellor in BS1, England
A New Dawn Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
*I currently don't have any evening availability* My name is Charlotte, I can offer you a warm and supportive space to tackle those issues that you feel unable to explore anywhere else. If you find that unhelpful patterns are negatively affecting your life, I can help you by recognising them, and replace negative coping strategies with positive ones. We can nurture your innate resourcefulness and resilience - work towards becoming the person you want to be and finding your own solutions. We can also use the sessions to pause and take time out of your week to just Be, explore who you are and foster a stronger sense of Self.
*I currently don't have any evening availability* My name is Charlotte, I can offer you a warm and supportive space to tackle those issues that you feel unable to explore anywhere else. If you find that unhelpful patterns are negatively affecting your life, I can help you by recognising them, and replace negative coping strategies with positive ones. We can nurture your innate resourcefulness and resilience - work towards becoming the person you want to be and finding your own solutions. We can also use the sessions to pause and take time out of your week to just Be, explore who you are and foster a stronger sense of Self.
01275 402700 View 01275 402700
Photo of Robert Holman, Counsellor in BS1, England
Robert Holman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
There are many reasons why people seek time and space to talk and reflect. You might want to talk about thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss with others, or consider what has happened to bring you to this point in your life. This can be a space for exploration and discovery, a protected hour in which you will be listened to. My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and together we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.
There are many reasons why people seek time and space to talk and reflect. You might want to talk about thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss with others, or consider what has happened to bring you to this point in your life. This can be a space for exploration and discovery, a protected hour in which you will be listened to. My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and together we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.
020 3984 8654 View 020 3984 8654
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Dominic Glover
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and have worked in NHS adult psychological therapies services since that time. I have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Clinician for an NHS service in West London before re-locating to the South-West and working in private practice.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and have worked in NHS adult psychological therapies services since that time. I have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Clinician for an NHS service in West London before re-locating to the South-West and working in private practice.
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Photo of Toby Gray, Psychotherapist in BS1, England
Toby Gray
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am senior trainee in Core Process Psychotherapy with 20 years of working in mental health. We all have times in our life when we suffer. This takes many forms such as depression, anxiety, grief, negative patterns of behaviour or lack of meaning. At times we cannot see a way out and need help. Psychotherapy creates a safe and compassionate space to explore our experience. By listening and empathising at a deep level I allow you to fully engage with your difficulties, at a pace that is right for you. This is a collaborative journey that ultimately leads to more freedom and contentment.All you need to bring is curiosity and openness.
I am senior trainee in Core Process Psychotherapy with 20 years of working in mental health. We all have times in our life when we suffer. This takes many forms such as depression, anxiety, grief, negative patterns of behaviour or lack of meaning. At times we cannot see a way out and need help. Psychotherapy creates a safe and compassionate space to explore our experience. By listening and empathising at a deep level I allow you to fully engage with your difficulties, at a pace that is right for you. This is a collaborative journey that ultimately leads to more freedom and contentment.All you need to bring is curiosity and openness.
0117 463 7265 View 0117 463 7265
Photo of Doug Teeling, Psychotherapist in BS1, England
Doug Teeling
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Whether you have recently experienced a crisis in life, or are dealing with a more prolonged sense of disillusionment, I offer a compassionate space for you to explore whatever issue brings you to therapy. Beginning to talk about yourself and what you are dealing with may feel new or even unnerving, so I am always mindful to work with you at your own pace. In this process many different issues may come up for you, and through talking together we have an opportunity to explore, reflect upon and understand more fully how and why you feel the way you do.
Whether you have recently experienced a crisis in life, or are dealing with a more prolonged sense of disillusionment, I offer a compassionate space for you to explore whatever issue brings you to therapy. Beginning to talk about yourself and what you are dealing with may feel new or even unnerving, so I am always mindful to work with you at your own pace. In this process many different issues may come up for you, and through talking together we have an opportunity to explore, reflect upon and understand more fully how and why you feel the way you do.
01225 530215 View 01225 530215
Photo of Chloe Powell, Counsellor in BS1, England
Chloe Powell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Searching for the right counsellor can feel daunting. How do you know which one to choose, and who you will be comfortable with? It's a big decision. Let me tell you a little about me and the way I work. I am a dedicated and compassionate psychodynamic counsellor, a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I believe that our past experiences shape who we are today and that by uncovering and understanding unconscious behaviours and choices, we can gain insight and self-awareness, and light the way for future growth.
Searching for the right counsellor can feel daunting. How do you know which one to choose, and who you will be comfortable with? It's a big decision. Let me tell you a little about me and the way I work. I am a dedicated and compassionate psychodynamic counsellor, a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I believe that our past experiences shape who we are today and that by uncovering and understanding unconscious behaviours and choices, we can gain insight and self-awareness, and light the way for future growth.
01454 800867 View 01454 800867
Photo of Anna Bulgakova, Psychotherapist in BS1, England
Anna Bulgakova
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Are you looking for change? Do you want to move beyond the pain of your current situation or past traumas? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties and don't know how to go beyond the current situation? Whatever the issues you are facing, I will work with you to help you move towards the place you (both) want to be. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with a range of mental health difficulties, including people in emotional crisis. I believe that every person has the potential for recovery and growth, with as an individual or within relationship with another person. Transformation is always possible.
Are you looking for change? Do you want to move beyond the pain of your current situation or past traumas? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties and don't know how to go beyond the current situation? Whatever the issues you are facing, I will work with you to help you move towards the place you (both) want to be. I have extensive knowledge of working with clients with a range of mental health difficulties, including people in emotional crisis. I believe that every person has the potential for recovery and growth, with as an individual or within relationship with another person. Transformation is always possible.
0117 325 2694 View 0117 325 2694
Photo of Nadinne Dyen, Psychotherapist in BS1, England
Nadinne Dyen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement, a loss of some kind or simply can’t make sense of a general flatness and loss of meaning. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to work through your process to find greater balance and meaning to life, allowing you to really live your life fully.
Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement, a loss of some kind or simply can’t make sense of a general flatness and loss of meaning. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to work through your process to find greater balance and meaning to life, allowing you to really live your life fully.
07723 471585 View 07723 471585

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BS1

300+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in BS1 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
87% Depression
85% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% AXA PPP
62% Aviva
49% Vitality

How Counsellors in BS1 see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
29% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BS1?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.