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Stuart Melvin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 30 years experience. I have worked in the NHS (Camhs) for the past 17 years. I work with adults and adolescents using diverse clinical, therapeutic interventions both online and at my clinic in Westbury on Trym. I have worked in various therapeutic contexts and disciplines, so am highly skilled at working with adolescents aged between 11 and 18 years, their parents and families as well as with adults with a range of mental health issues. My long service within this field has required me to learn about the use of specific clinical pathways relating to a range of presenting problems.
Counsellor and Psychotherapist with 30 years experience. I have worked in the NHS (Camhs) for the past 17 years. I work with adults and adolescents using diverse clinical, therapeutic interventions both online and at my clinic in Westbury on Trym. I have worked in various therapeutic contexts and disciplines, so am highly skilled at working with adolescents aged between 11 and 18 years, their parents and families as well as with adults with a range of mental health issues. My long service within this field has required me to learn about the use of specific clinical pathways relating to a range of presenting problems.
0117 463 7360 View 0117 463 7360
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James Martin
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS10
Feeling stuck is more common than you might think. Your thoughts are piling up, and it feels like the harder you try to sort them out, the more tangled they become. It's natural to cling on to old stuff because it feels safe or familiar, or perhaps you can't quite pinpoint what's up. These moments often show up disguised as stress, a sense of being overwhelmed, or feeling low. There might be signs physically and mentally, telling you it's time for something different. You might also be searching for a new playlist for your mind, wondering if it's even possible as everything seems to be stuck on loop.
Feeling stuck is more common than you might think. Your thoughts are piling up, and it feels like the harder you try to sort them out, the more tangled they become. It's natural to cling on to old stuff because it feels safe or familiar, or perhaps you can't quite pinpoint what's up. These moments often show up disguised as stress, a sense of being overwhelmed, or feeling low. There might be signs physically and mentally, telling you it's time for something different. You might also be searching for a new playlist for your mind, wondering if it's even possible as everything seems to be stuck on loop.
0117 463 3820 View 0117 463 3820
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Michaela Harris Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor working in Bristol and Aylesbury I know how hard it is to take those steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Through working together I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some help with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor working in Bristol and Aylesbury I know how hard it is to take those steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Through working together I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some help with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.
0117 456 5186 View 0117 456 5186
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Craig Davies
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS10
My name is Craig Davies and I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist available for short and longer-term treatment. I hold full UKCP registration. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties, problems in relationships or patterns in your life that you want to change, psychotherapy can be an effective way of addressing these issues from within. I offer a comfortable and confidential space in which to explore your feelings. I work in accordance with the code of ethics of UKCP.
My name is Craig Davies and I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist available for short and longer-term treatment. I hold full UKCP registration. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties, problems in relationships or patterns in your life that you want to change, psychotherapy can be an effective way of addressing these issues from within. I offer a comfortable and confidential space in which to explore your feelings. I work in accordance with the code of ethics of UKCP.
0117 456 2091 View 0117 456 2091
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Joy Trevivian
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10  (Online Only)
I work with women who don’t feel ‘good enough’ to realise their worth and discover their true confidence. Are you overwhelmed by life? Filled with anxiety and constantly waste your energy worrying you’re not good enough or disappointing people? Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on what the problem is, but you know something isn’t quite right. Perhaps you’ve even lost your sense of who you are. You don’t have to feel like this. When life feels too much, we all need a helping hand. Let me be that helping hand. Together we can work towards confidence, calmness, self-esteem and improved relationships in every area of your life.
I work with women who don’t feel ‘good enough’ to realise their worth and discover their true confidence. Are you overwhelmed by life? Filled with anxiety and constantly waste your energy worrying you’re not good enough or disappointing people? Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on what the problem is, but you know something isn’t quite right. Perhaps you’ve even lost your sense of who you are. You don’t have to feel like this. When life feels too much, we all need a helping hand. Let me be that helping hand. Together we can work towards confidence, calmness, self-esteem and improved relationships in every area of your life.
0117 463 7243 View 0117 463 7243
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Dr James Kiff
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
When we feel stuck, experience difficult emotions, or the challenges we have are distressing, finding a space to work through and move beyond what has led you to experience those difficulties can feel overwhelming in itself. In working together we look to create a space where you can explore and make sense of the distress, address challenges and build psychological well-being, while supporting you to feel confident to successfully move forward.
When we feel stuck, experience difficult emotions, or the challenges we have are distressing, finding a space to work through and move beyond what has led you to experience those difficulties can feel overwhelming in itself. In working together we look to create a space where you can explore and make sense of the distress, address challenges and build psychological well-being, while supporting you to feel confident to successfully move forward.
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Kim Loliya
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10  (Online Only)
I help women and non-binary people overcome trauma and abuse in order to feel safe again and thrive. If you're struggling with flashbacks, fluctuate between intense emotions and numbness and get triggered easily then therapy will help you to improve your mood, connect to your body and mind, and rediscover pleasure in daily life. Even if you have had therapy before, specialist trauma support will get you from where you are to where you want to be.
I help women and non-binary people overcome trauma and abuse in order to feel safe again and thrive. If you're struggling with flashbacks, fluctuate between intense emotions and numbness and get triggered easily then therapy will help you to improve your mood, connect to your body and mind, and rediscover pleasure in daily life. Even if you have had therapy before, specialist trauma support will get you from where you are to where you want to be.
020 4538 9559 View 020 4538 9559
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Kristelle Lynne Haslam
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I work with both individuals and couples. As an individual, some sudden event may have thrown you into crisis and challenged your ability to cope. This might include, a difficulty in a relationship; a loss/bereavement of some kind; or a change that has resulted in stress/anxiety and a feeling of being destabilised. Alternatively you may be suffering from a more general, on-going struggle to see any direction or purpose. A feeling of being disconnected from yourself and others and of there being very little enjoyment in your life.
I work with both individuals and couples. As an individual, some sudden event may have thrown you into crisis and challenged your ability to cope. This might include, a difficulty in a relationship; a loss/bereavement of some kind; or a change that has resulted in stress/anxiety and a feeling of being destabilised. Alternatively you may be suffering from a more general, on-going struggle to see any direction or purpose. A feeling of being disconnected from yourself and others and of there being very little enjoyment in your life.
0117 325 3523 View 0117 325 3523
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Jamie N Bird
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I have worked for many years helping my clients to accept themselves for who they are and how they survive in the hidden world that goes on inside their heads, the world where fear holds them back and keeps them stuck. The world we are all familiar with, the place we go when we put our heads on our pillows at night and we know! I believe that through honest exploration, reflection and acceptance of our past, we can start to accept ourselves and begin to build our self-esteem, self respect, our confidence and compassion for ourselves. We can embrace the parts of us that work and let go of the parts that don't, we can change.
I have worked for many years helping my clients to accept themselves for who they are and how they survive in the hidden world that goes on inside their heads, the world where fear holds them back and keeps them stuck. The world we are all familiar with, the place we go when we put our heads on our pillows at night and we know! I believe that through honest exploration, reflection and acceptance of our past, we can start to accept ourselves and begin to build our self-esteem, self respect, our confidence and compassion for ourselves. We can embrace the parts of us that work and let go of the parts that don't, we can change.
0117 463 1826 View 0117 463 1826
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Eszter Lukacsi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
Welcome. I believe that every person is unique, and I help you face your challenges in the way that is right for you. I invite you to meet me for a FREE first session, explore your goals and talk about expectations.
Welcome. I believe that every person is unique, and I help you face your challenges in the way that is right for you. I invite you to meet me for a FREE first session, explore your goals and talk about expectations.
0117 463 4122 View 0117 463 4122
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Lucie Bouchet
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hallen BS10
Not accepting new clients
"I am fascinated about Humans' ability to heal their emotional wounds when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access these, for various reasons. Therapy helps us explore the ways we relate to ourselves and others. It is a journey towards finding / becoming yourself".
"I am fascinated about Humans' ability to heal their emotional wounds when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access these, for various reasons. Therapy helps us explore the ways we relate to ourselves and others. It is a journey towards finding / becoming yourself".
0117 325 4491 View 0117 325 4491
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Melissa McCallum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Melissa. If you experience PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Anxiety, Depression or Low self esteem, I hope to help you to process the trauma, learn to build and maintain relationships with yourself and others, revive a positive view of yourself and to provide a space for you to talk and feel heard.
Hi I'm Melissa. If you experience PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Anxiety, Depression or Low self esteem, I hope to help you to process the trauma, learn to build and maintain relationships with yourself and others, revive a positive view of yourself and to provide a space for you to talk and feel heard.
01793 540461 View 01793 540461
Photo of Susan Mary Malone-Hoyle, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Susan Mary Malone-Hoyle
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I have worked as a counsellor for many years and am both passionate and motivated as I was in the beginning. I am particularly passionate about working people who have low self-esteem as I believe this covers so many areas/issues in life. As a woman in my 50’s with various life experience this allows me to empathise and have compasion for others. Having come from a multi-cultural family with Irish roots this gives me a greater understanding of cultural diversity and a sense of belonging. I am a spiritual person who has an interest in mindfulness and Yoga.
I have worked as a counsellor for many years and am both passionate and motivated as I was in the beginning. I am particularly passionate about working people who have low self-esteem as I believe this covers so many areas/issues in life. As a woman in my 50’s with various life experience this allows me to empathise and have compasion for others. Having come from a multi-cultural family with Irish roots this gives me a greater understanding of cultural diversity and a sense of belonging. I am a spiritual person who has an interest in mindfulness and Yoga.
01275 402939 View 01275 402939
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Dr Lauren Rockliffe
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10  (Online Only)
You might be looking to lose weight to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. Perhaps you’ve been struggling with your weight for a while, and you're looking to address the underlying emotional, behavioural, or psychological factors that contribute to your relationship with food and body image. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to lose weight, my aim is to support you to better understand your behaviour and to help you make healthy, long-lasting changes.
You might be looking to lose weight to help improve your overall health and wellbeing. Perhaps you’ve been struggling with your weight for a while, and you're looking to address the underlying emotional, behavioural, or psychological factors that contribute to your relationship with food and body image. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to lose weight, my aim is to support you to better understand your behaviour and to help you make healthy, long-lasting changes.
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Tracy Norman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
01275 402988 View 01275 402988
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Humaira Mannan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
People will come to therapy at different points in their life for different reasons. For some people, difficult emotions, distress or a stuck feeling may have developed over a period of time; for others a significant life experience may prompt the need for therapeutic support. Whatever your specific circumstances are, recognising the need for support is a positive step forward. I offer a gentle, empathetic approach, creating a safe place in which to explore the areas my clients wish to focus on.
People will come to therapy at different points in their life for different reasons. For some people, difficult emotions, distress or a stuck feeling may have developed over a period of time; for others a significant life experience may prompt the need for therapeutic support. Whatever your specific circumstances are, recognising the need for support is a positive step forward. I offer a gentle, empathetic approach, creating a safe place in which to explore the areas my clients wish to focus on.
0117 456 5098 View 0117 456 5098
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Jenna Vaughan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10  (Online Only)
Hey there, I'm Jenna I'm a Person-Centred Counsellor and Trainee Counselling Psychologist. I am experienced in a range of Psychological Therapies. I'm here to support you through life's challenges, offering a safe space to navigate issues like relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. My focus is on you, your experiences, and your journey toward better mental health. Together, we'll work through these hurdles, and I'll be here every step of the way. It takes courage to seek help, and I'm glad you're considering it. Let's start this journey together toward a brighter, happier you.
Hey there, I'm Jenna I'm a Person-Centred Counsellor and Trainee Counselling Psychologist. I am experienced in a range of Psychological Therapies. I'm here to support you through life's challenges, offering a safe space to navigate issues like relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, trauma, and more. My focus is on you, your experiences, and your journey toward better mental health. Together, we'll work through these hurdles, and I'll be here every step of the way. It takes courage to seek help, and I'm glad you're considering it. Let's start this journey together toward a brighter, happier you.
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Chris Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS10
I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem. grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.
I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem. grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.
0117 325 6050 View 0117 325 6050
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Dr Michelle Griffiths
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
0117 463 0225 View 0117 463 0225
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Karen King-Harris
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS10
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
Hello, I am a BACP accredited Individual, Couples and Young Persons Counsellor/Psychotherapist and also a Therapeutic Coach.  I work from my  private practice in Wedmore on the Somerset Levels,  near Cheddar,  Wells, Glastonbury and Weston super Mare. I offer a FREE introductory 15/20 minute appointment, so please get in touch via e mail or telephone to find out more about how I work, and to discuss your needs. This will hopefully help to assist you in deciding whether I am the right therapist for you. If distance or travelling is a problem,  I also offer sessions ONLINE, VIa ZOOM OR BY TELEPHONE.
0118 230 0521 View 0118 230 0521

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BS10

30+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in BS10 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
69% Stress
67% Domestic Abuse
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in BS10 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
37% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BS10?

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.