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Deborah Nicola Suzanne Fryer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you feel out of your depth? Or experiencing a sense of loss, unable to cope? Fear is our worst enemy, and we will try and find a way of taking back control. If you feel you are struggling there is a strength in reaching out for support. Counselling helps you to gain a better understanding of self through the therapeutic process, and I believe we are all unique and have the potential to change, therefore develop a belief in your ability to cope. You will begin to make sense of the past and begin to recognise your true self.
Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you feel out of your depth? Or experiencing a sense of loss, unable to cope? Fear is our worst enemy, and we will try and find a way of taking back control. If you feel you are struggling there is a strength in reaching out for support. Counselling helps you to gain a better understanding of self through the therapeutic process, and I believe we are all unique and have the potential to change, therefore develop a belief in your ability to cope. You will begin to make sense of the past and begin to recognise your true self.
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Emily Hall
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected, and yet throughout life there can be times when we face challenges, struggles, or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings. I offer a calm, welcoming, and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we can work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected, and yet throughout life there can be times when we face challenges, struggles, or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings. I offer a calm, welcoming, and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we can work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
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Mariposa Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
I am an integrative trauma-informed Psychotherapist, drawing from a variety of therapeutic models to suit each individual I work with. I work relationally, focusing on you and your needs whilst facilitating a safe, judgement-free space enabling you to bring whatever you feel you can in the moment. I believe that the basis to any therapeutic relationship is trust and connection, and this creates a position from which we can begin our work collaboratively. You may be experiencing anxiety, stress at work, attachment issues, or relationship difficulties, these can be as a consequence of past traumas or adverse childhood experiences.
I am an integrative trauma-informed Psychotherapist, drawing from a variety of therapeutic models to suit each individual I work with. I work relationally, focusing on you and your needs whilst facilitating a safe, judgement-free space enabling you to bring whatever you feel you can in the moment. I believe that the basis to any therapeutic relationship is trust and connection, and this creates a position from which we can begin our work collaboratively. You may be experiencing anxiety, stress at work, attachment issues, or relationship difficulties, these can be as a consequence of past traumas or adverse childhood experiences.
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Dr Katherine Baly
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
There are many difficulties we can face which make life feel harder to manage. At different times we all experience challenges with managing our mental and emotional wellbeing - perhaps in relation to significant life events, work, transitions or illnesses. Often we draw on our usual ways of coping to get us through, but sometimes it can be helpful to make sense of our experiences with someone who can offer a non-judgmental, compassionate space which is entirely yours.
There are many difficulties we can face which make life feel harder to manage. At different times we all experience challenges with managing our mental and emotional wellbeing - perhaps in relation to significant life events, work, transitions or illnesses. Often we draw on our usual ways of coping to get us through, but sometimes it can be helpful to make sense of our experiences with someone who can offer a non-judgmental, compassionate space which is entirely yours.
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Full Circle Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
With no waiting list and sessions available I can offer counselling & hypnotherapy to help you recover from depression, fear and anxiety through motivation & perspective thus finding the joy that you once had in your life. Anxiety, fear & hopelessness are some emotions that can linger post traumatic events, again I can help you overcome these symptoms. Loss of a loved one or diagnoses of a life limiting condition are devastating events & the pain of this sometimes unbearable. Feelings of guilt, anger & grief can become apparent & each individual responds differently. I am here to help you through your concerns of the future.
With no waiting list and sessions available I can offer counselling & hypnotherapy to help you recover from depression, fear and anxiety through motivation & perspective thus finding the joy that you once had in your life. Anxiety, fear & hopelessness are some emotions that can linger post traumatic events, again I can help you overcome these symptoms. Loss of a loved one or diagnoses of a life limiting condition are devastating events & the pain of this sometimes unbearable. Feelings of guilt, anger & grief can become apparent & each individual responds differently. I am here to help you through your concerns of the future.
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Marianne Roberts
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
Are you unhappy, anxious, having difficulties in your relationships or not sleeping and not sure why? Its great if you know what help you are looking for but you don't need to know exactly what is wrong to start therapy- this is how I am trained to help. Clinical Psychologists, like me, are trained to to consider the multiple and sometimes complex factors that create a problem. We are extensively trained in the NHS, therefore we are a reliable source of evidence based help. The broad range of knowledge and therapies I have acquired means that I able to tailor treatment to the one that is best suited for you.
Are you unhappy, anxious, having difficulties in your relationships or not sleeping and not sure why? Its great if you know what help you are looking for but you don't need to know exactly what is wrong to start therapy- this is how I am trained to help. Clinical Psychologists, like me, are trained to to consider the multiple and sometimes complex factors that create a problem. We are extensively trained in the NHS, therefore we are a reliable source of evidence based help. The broad range of knowledge and therapies I have acquired means that I able to tailor treatment to the one that is best suited for you.
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Ren Bateson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
I am a warm and creative BACP accredited psychotherapists who offers 1:1 therapy to adults in distress or who are actively seeking change. I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting problems from relationship difficulties, health-related issues and loss to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and borderline personality disorder, as well as neurodiversity in all its forms. Careful listening within a warm, supportive, respectful relationship can help us feel safe enough to reflect. I think that reflection can help us heal.
I am a warm and creative BACP accredited psychotherapists who offers 1:1 therapy to adults in distress or who are actively seeking change. I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting problems from relationship difficulties, health-related issues and loss to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and borderline personality disorder, as well as neurodiversity in all its forms. Careful listening within a warm, supportive, respectful relationship can help us feel safe enough to reflect. I think that reflection can help us heal.
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Eszter Lukacsi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
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.
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Room To Grow Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society. I use an integrative approach drawing on such therapeutic models as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I believe there is no single approach that works for every client in all situations. Integrative counselling provides a unique, flexible and personalised approach that is suited to the individual needs of the client. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling at your own pace.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of the National Counselling Society. I use an integrative approach drawing on such therapeutic models as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Gestalt. I believe there is no single approach that works for every client in all situations. Integrative counselling provides a unique, flexible and personalised approach that is suited to the individual needs of the client. I offer a safe, calm, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore what has brought you to counselling at your own pace.
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Gemma Finlay-Carruthers
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Portbury BS20  (Online Only)
As a Psychologist, I believe that everyone is special and that their unique life journey has shaped both their sense of themselves and influenced their relationships with others. My aim is for us to work together to create a shared understanding of your earlier life experiences and how they might have influenced your current struggles. We will develop goals together and I wiIl work creatively and with empathy to support you while you make important changes.
As a Psychologist, I believe that everyone is special and that their unique life journey has shaped both their sense of themselves and influenced their relationships with others. My aim is for us to work together to create a shared understanding of your earlier life experiences and how they might have influenced your current struggles. We will develop goals together and I wiIl work creatively and with empathy to support you while you make important changes.
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Adrian Bond
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m Adrian and I am a counsellor with over ten years of experience working with adults in the North Somerset area. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a core counsellor for Wellspring who are a local charitable organisation. I work from home in a dedicated comfortable private space (with separate access provided), with free parking available. I offer flexibility in how I work in order to meet the needs of all walks of life through in person (face to face), walk and talk, online and telephone appointments.
Hello, I’m Adrian and I am a counsellor with over ten years of experience working with adults in the North Somerset area. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a core counsellor for Wellspring who are a local charitable organisation. I work from home in a dedicated comfortable private space (with separate access provided), with free parking available. I offer flexibility in how I work in order to meet the needs of all walks of life through in person (face to face), walk and talk, online and telephone appointments.
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Oak Tree Therapy Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
Hello and welcome to my Profile. You may be wondering is counselling for me? It may have been suggested to you that you need to get some counselling but you're unsure what it is and if it will work for me?! To begin with i always say to my clients 'for counselling to work you need to find the right counsellor for you. It's like finding your favourite chocolate bar, you may have to try a few before you find the one you like!' Are you someone who is feeling they are struggling with day to day living but not sure why, is it hard to talk about, are you confused or are you embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it even to loved ones.
Hello and welcome to my Profile. You may be wondering is counselling for me? It may have been suggested to you that you need to get some counselling but you're unsure what it is and if it will work for me?! To begin with i always say to my clients 'for counselling to work you need to find the right counsellor for you. It's like finding your favourite chocolate bar, you may have to try a few before you find the one you like!' Are you someone who is feeling they are struggling with day to day living but not sure why, is it hard to talk about, are you confused or are you embarrassed or ashamed to talk about it even to loved ones.
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Noemia Ventura Purcell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pill BS20
Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk about anything that may be worrying you. It can often help you to understand more about the difficult or troubling thoughts that can be a common experience at any time in our lives. My aim is to listen attentively, in confidence, and to be non-judgemental. I offer personal support to enable my clients to explore their inner-selves and their feelings in order to help them to achieve personal growth.
Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk about anything that may be worrying you. It can often help you to understand more about the difficult or troubling thoughts that can be a common experience at any time in our lives. My aim is to listen attentively, in confidence, and to be non-judgemental. I offer personal support to enable my clients to explore their inner-selves and their feelings in order to help them to achieve personal growth.
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James Summerhayes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
Hello there, I’m James and I am a counsellor offering Friday sessions in the Weston area. Life can be difficult, sometimes traumatic and we often need someone professional to talk to and guide us to find solutions or acceptance to the problems we are facing in a way that best suits us. Whether you're anxious, depressed, stuck, unhappy or lost, I can offer you a confidential and caring space to explore issues that might be keeping you from finding the contentment and happiness you seek. Whatever approach we decide to follow it is important that you leave each session feeling accepted and understood.
Hello there, I’m James and I am a counsellor offering Friday sessions in the Weston area. Life can be difficult, sometimes traumatic and we often need someone professional to talk to and guide us to find solutions or acceptance to the problems we are facing in a way that best suits us. Whether you're anxious, depressed, stuck, unhappy or lost, I can offer you a confidential and caring space to explore issues that might be keeping you from finding the contentment and happiness you seek. Whatever approach we decide to follow it is important that you leave each session feeling accepted and understood.
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Emmanuelle Hicks
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
Whoever you are, whatever you are experiencing, we all struggle with aspects of life sometimes. Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference and help ease the pressure life puts on us. You are not alone - even counsellors have counsellors!
Whoever you are, whatever you are experiencing, we all struggle with aspects of life sometimes. Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference and help ease the pressure life puts on us. You are not alone - even counsellors have counsellors!
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Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
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Andrea Herbert
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BS20

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in BS20 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
88% Depression
88% Stress
82% Bereavement
82% Peer Relationships
76% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
100% WPA
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in BS20 see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BS20?

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.