Photo of Maria Bellis, Psychotherapist in BS14, England
Maria Bellis
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
You may have tried to find ways of coping with difficult feelings and events but still have not found the satisfaction you seek. If you have an issue that needs resolving, it may help having someone outside the situation. I work with people who want to explore further any sense of feeling stuck, dissatisfied, unhappy or being in repeated patterns. Together we work out what helps or does not so that you can support yourself to feel better and move on. I understand you want to choose the best person for you and I welcome enquiries. I work in Whitchurch, South Bristol, and currently work On-Line or by telephone in the UK.
You may have tried to find ways of coping with difficult feelings and events but still have not found the satisfaction you seek. If you have an issue that needs resolving, it may help having someone outside the situation. I work with people who want to explore further any sense of feeling stuck, dissatisfied, unhappy or being in repeated patterns. Together we work out what helps or does not so that you can support yourself to feel better and move on. I understand you want to choose the best person for you and I welcome enquiries. I work in Whitchurch, South Bristol, and currently work On-Line or by telephone in the UK.
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Jenny Hersey
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
My counselling services are designed to help you overcome personal challenges and achieve your goals. I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insights into your behaviour, and develop strategies for positive change. My primary way of working is person centred which means the sessions are lead by you and you decide what you want to bring. I use other models such as psycho-dynamic, which focus on your past and family dynamics. I also use the solution focussed model which is outcome based.
My counselling services are designed to help you overcome personal challenges and achieve your goals. I provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain insights into your behaviour, and develop strategies for positive change. My primary way of working is person centred which means the sessions are lead by you and you decide what you want to bring. I use other models such as psycho-dynamic, which focus on your past and family dynamics. I also use the solution focussed model which is outcome based.
0117 463 0352 View 0117 463 0352
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Lucy Hobbs
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor. I work as an integrative therapist taking a person-centred and relational approach to counselling. I use a range of techniques and approaches - depending on a client's individual needs. Put simply, I'm passionate about promoting good mental health. We all need to express ourselves in a way that we want to, and at a pace that is comfortable for us. I will support you to explore and reflect upon your feelings, issues and challenges - past and present, build on your self-acceptance and gain a greater understanding of your emotional and physical wellbeing.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor. I work as an integrative therapist taking a person-centred and relational approach to counselling. I use a range of techniques and approaches - depending on a client's individual needs. Put simply, I'm passionate about promoting good mental health. We all need to express ourselves in a way that we want to, and at a pace that is comfortable for us. I will support you to explore and reflect upon your feelings, issues and challenges - past and present, build on your self-acceptance and gain a greater understanding of your emotional and physical wellbeing.
01225 985700 View 01225 985700
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Bridget O'Connell MBACP, DipHIC, BSc (Hons)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
Not accepting new clients
Life can be stressful, painful and throw us unexpected challenges. Alternatively we may feel something is missing but are unsure what. Or we may be asking ourselves Who Am I? Whatever the reason for coming to therapy, we need to feel deeply heard, understood and supported. I offer 1:1 face to face counselling and psychotherapy from my private therapy room in South Bristol, off the Wells Road. I offer a free 30 minute initial session which gives us a chance to get to know each other and decide whether we want to work together. I charge from £55 per session. Concessionary rates are offered, feel free to enquire for further details.
Life can be stressful, painful and throw us unexpected challenges. Alternatively we may feel something is missing but are unsure what. Or we may be asking ourselves Who Am I? Whatever the reason for coming to therapy, we need to feel deeply heard, understood and supported. I offer 1:1 face to face counselling and psychotherapy from my private therapy room in South Bristol, off the Wells Road. I offer a free 30 minute initial session which gives us a chance to get to know each other and decide whether we want to work together. I charge from £55 per session. Concessionary rates are offered, feel free to enquire for further details.
0117 325 5795 View 0117 325 5795
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Olivia Märcz
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
Canadian counsellor abroad. Above all, I aim to offer empathy, non-judgement and warmth to anyone I work with. With over 11 years of experience, I am dedicated to creating a collaborative and goal-oriented therapeutic environment. I am a strong believer that when we have the right tools, strategies and opportunities for practice, we can overcome a great deal.
Canadian counsellor abroad. Above all, I aim to offer empathy, non-judgement and warmth to anyone I work with. With over 11 years of experience, I am dedicated to creating a collaborative and goal-oriented therapeutic environment. I am a strong believer that when we have the right tools, strategies and opportunities for practice, we can overcome a great deal.
0115 647 3653 View 0115 647 3653
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Debbie Keenan Ma. Pg Dip. Pg Dip Cbt. Mbacp (Accred).
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
Hello, I am Debbie, an accredited, multi award winning psychotherapist, who has studied psychotherapy for over ten years; I am currently completing a doctorate in psychotherapy. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through obstacles, exploring why these may have arisen, and moving on from them. I know first-hand how daunting going into therapy can be, but even though making that first step is hard, it is undeniably a step towards healing. I offer confidential psychotherapy for children, adults and families, in a non-judgemental and supportive space, where a client can express their feelings.
Hello, I am Debbie, an accredited, multi award winning psychotherapist, who has studied psychotherapy for over ten years; I am currently completing a doctorate in psychotherapy. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of their self by working through obstacles, exploring why these may have arisen, and moving on from them. I know first-hand how daunting going into therapy can be, but even though making that first step is hard, it is undeniably a step towards healing. I offer confidential psychotherapy for children, adults and families, in a non-judgemental and supportive space, where a client can express their feelings.
029 2267 0631 View 029 2267 0631
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Michelle Dias
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14  (Online Only)
Hey, I’m Michelle, an insured and qualified Counsellor and Supervisor. As a Person-Centred integrative Counsellor, within the bounds of a supportive, therapeutic relationship. I am here to listen and support you with whatever you bring to sessions. The sessions are tailored to you as your journey is unique, and so is your therapy. Therefore, I would draw on various approaches and models which would best benefit you in a safe, non judgemental and supportive space in order for you to gain clarity, self-awareness and confidence in life. I offer individual sessions for both short or long term counselling, dependent what you'd like.
Hey, I’m Michelle, an insured and qualified Counsellor and Supervisor. As a Person-Centred integrative Counsellor, within the bounds of a supportive, therapeutic relationship. I am here to listen and support you with whatever you bring to sessions. The sessions are tailored to you as your journey is unique, and so is your therapy. Therefore, I would draw on various approaches and models which would best benefit you in a safe, non judgemental and supportive space in order for you to gain clarity, self-awareness and confidence in life. I offer individual sessions for both short or long term counselling, dependent what you'd like.
0117 325 4084 View 0117 325 4084
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Trish Bone
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
What happened in your childhood? How does it affect you now? I work with adults to overcome childhood/teenage adversities to find their confidence and build self-esteem. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. It could be feeling unworthy of another person's love, feelings of shame or of being punished for some trust or over trusting other people. Each day can become an internal battle as you feel doubt yourself, maybe loath yourself, just can't get organised and decision leave you exhausted. If this resonates with you, email me or check out my website to book a free 15-minute phone call/zoom chat.
What happened in your childhood? How does it affect you now? I work with adults to overcome childhood/teenage adversities to find their confidence and build self-esteem. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. It could be feeling unworthy of another person's love, feelings of shame or of being punished for some trust or over trusting other people. Each day can become an internal battle as you feel doubt yourself, maybe loath yourself, just can't get organised and decision leave you exhausted. If this resonates with you, email me or check out my website to book a free 15-minute phone call/zoom chat.
01275 408951 View 01275 408951
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Frances Connell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS14  (Online Only)
Taking the first step can sometimes feel quite daunting as life can be a challenge at times, feel a bit overwhelming or confusing. Whatever has brought you to counselling I would like to welcome you. I will provide a confidential safe and warm therapeutic space to allow you the opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling you. Together we can increase your self awareness and find clarity. The therapeutic relationship is so important to the success of therapy therefore I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease to work with me.
Taking the first step can sometimes feel quite daunting as life can be a challenge at times, feel a bit overwhelming or confusing. Whatever has brought you to counselling I would like to welcome you. I will provide a confidential safe and warm therapeutic space to allow you the opportunity to explore the issues that are troubling you. Together we can increase your self awareness and find clarity. The therapeutic relationship is so important to the success of therapy therefore I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation to discuss what you are looking for and to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease to work with me.
01271 445229 View 01271 445229
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RC Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Rachel. I am a qualified and insured counsellor and supervisor, working in private practice. I offer individual sessions for both short or long term therapy via telephone or Zoom.
Hello, my name is Rachel. I am a qualified and insured counsellor and supervisor, working in private practice. I offer individual sessions for both short or long term therapy via telephone or Zoom.
0117 325 4097 View 0117 325 4097
Photo of Louise Diffey Light Step Counselling, Counsellor in BS14, England
Louise Diffey Light Step Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or stuck? Come and talk through how you feel about relationships, family issues including estrangement, about yourself and your worries, or about work or health issues. We can work on helping you to get in touch with how you feel, to increase your self-esteem, to learn to be kind to yourself, and to feel more confident in who you are. I provide a friendly space where you can voice and explore your thoughts at your own pace. Single session therapy offered for some situations; contact me to see if this might be suitable for you.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed or stuck? Come and talk through how you feel about relationships, family issues including estrangement, about yourself and your worries, or about work or health issues. We can work on helping you to get in touch with how you feel, to increase your self-esteem, to learn to be kind to yourself, and to feel more confident in who you are. I provide a friendly space where you can voice and explore your thoughts at your own pace. Single session therapy offered for some situations; contact me to see if this might be suitable for you.
0117 450 2905 View 0117 450 2905
Photo of Michelle Thatcher, Psychologist in BS14, England
Michelle Thatcher
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
What would you like to change? I am a highly experienced Counselling Psychologist and offer a warm, pragmatic approach to therapy in the belief that with the right help and support, we are all capable of making positive changes. I have learned from long experience, both my own and my clients, that one size can never fit all so have trained in a broad range of approaches including CBT, humanistic, emdr, schema therapy and ISTDP. I have many ways of helping you to understand your difficulties and tools for us to work together to change them. I am a big believer in the collaborative process. Therapy is something done best as a team
What would you like to change? I am a highly experienced Counselling Psychologist and offer a warm, pragmatic approach to therapy in the belief that with the right help and support, we are all capable of making positive changes. I have learned from long experience, both my own and my clients, that one size can never fit all so have trained in a broad range of approaches including CBT, humanistic, emdr, schema therapy and ISTDP. I have many ways of helping you to understand your difficulties and tools for us to work together to change them. I am a big believer in the collaborative process. Therapy is something done best as a team
01761 258898 View 01761 258898

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BS14

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in BS14 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
92% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% WPA
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in BS14 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BS14?

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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.