Abby Doyle
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
There are many reasons why you may be choosing to seek counselling at this time, and no one situation is the same as another. Your life and story is unique to you, so I am flexible with the approach I use, finding a way of working to suit you. I am trained in Integrative counselling which includes Person-Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis approaches, all of which I draw from in my work, but at the core of my work I am always person-centred. I offer a space for you to open up and explore your feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment. You are the expert on you.
0117 325 4186
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There are many reasons why you may be choosing to seek counselling at this time, and no one situation is the same as another. Your life and story is unique to you, so I am flexible with the approach I use, finding a way of working to suit you. I am trained in Integrative counselling which includes Person-Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis approaches, all of which I draw from in my work, but at the core of my work I am always person-centred. I offer a space for you to open up and explore your feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment. You are the expert on you.
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Jill Edwards
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred Verified
Verified
You are welcome to bring a wide variety of life stories and events into or time together . I hear and work with adults who have difficult childhood experiences, complex issues, traumas, and behaviours which cause them distress. I have worked with addictions, eating disorders and OCD. I work with couples and relationships. It is a supportive space which helps to clarify the problems and reduces the anxiety and depression. . I work via Whatsapp video, Skype, telephone and via text or e-mails
0117 456 2508 x0044
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You are welcome to bring a wide variety of life stories and events into or time together . I hear and work with adults who have difficult childhood experiences, complex issues, traumas, and behaviours which cause them distress. I have worked with addictions, eating disorders and OCD. I work with couples and relationships. It is a supportive space which helps to clarify the problems and reduces the anxiety and depression. . I work via Whatsapp video, Skype, telephone and via text or e-mails
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Reza Ahmad
Psychotherapist, MBACP Verified
Verified
"In the heart of difficulty we can find our deepest potential." Are you suffering or feeling blocked in certain areas of your life, somehow know or just hope that things could be different, yet fear opening up to explore that? This is not a sign of failure or weakness – it is simply part of what it means to be human. Living in a body in the world is not easy and we inevitably find ourselves hurt and injured. Counter-intuitively, if we attend to those inner wounds and difficulties we find that some of our deepest gifts and capacities are lying hidden or dormant in those places. That is the secret of the journey of healing in therapy.
0117 325 5988
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"In the heart of difficulty we can find our deepest potential." Are you suffering or feeling blocked in certain areas of your life, somehow know or just hope that things could be different, yet fear opening up to explore that? This is not a sign of failure or weakness – it is simply part of what it means to be human. Living in a body in the world is not easy and we inevitably find ourselves hurt and injured. Counter-intuitively, if we attend to those inner wounds and difficulties we find that some of our deepest gifts and capacities are lying hidden or dormant in those places. That is the secret of the journey of healing in therapy.
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Sarah Weaver
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Verified
Verified
We all have times in life when things seem to get on top of us. We may feel confused, anxious or depressed. Sometimes it feels like we are just going round in circles, getting nowhere in particular. Having someone to talk to can lighten the load and this is often easier with someone other than family or friends.
0117 456 2380
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We all have times in life when things seem to get on top of us. We may feel confused, anxious or depressed. Sometimes it feels like we are just going round in circles, getting nowhere in particular. Having someone to talk to can lighten the load and this is often easier with someone other than family or friends.
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Jessica Murray
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
I am a BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor and mainly practice ISTDP http://reachingthroughresistance.com/intensive-short-term-dynamic-psychotherapy/; an evidence-based dynamic psychotherapy with very positive research outcomes. Often clients come to me with a problem based in conflicting powerful feelings. I provide a safe space for you to better understand this conflict by making links between the present difficulty and the past. We also work together in the session to help you explore new ways of relating to yourself and your problem. https://www.jessmurraytherapy.co.uk/
07564 175971
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I am a BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor and mainly practice ISTDP http://reachingthroughresistance.com/intensive-short-term-dynamic-psychotherapy/; an evidence-based dynamic psychotherapy with very positive research outcomes. Often clients come to me with a problem based in conflicting powerful feelings. I provide a safe space for you to better understand this conflict by making links between the present difficulty and the past. We also work together in the session to help you explore new ways of relating to yourself and your problem. https://www.jessmurraytherapy.co.uk/
Sandra Anne Breach
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
You maybe seeking support/help when things have become tough, difficult, or overwhelming that could be having an impact on health, mental health, on work, family, partner or affecting other relationships. Maybe past events are having an impact on you today in your life that you feel you need to talk about with a trusted professional, in a confidential way, where you will not be judge or criticised. This could be because you want to address issues around self esteem, sexual abuse, stress related work, health problems, trauma or bereavement. It could be that you need the space to off load, be listened to to find a new perspective
0117 325 6495
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You maybe seeking support/help when things have become tough, difficult, or overwhelming that could be having an impact on health, mental health, on work, family, partner or affecting other relationships. Maybe past events are having an impact on you today in your life that you feel you need to talk about with a trusted professional, in a confidential way, where you will not be judge or criticised. This could be because you want to address issues around self esteem, sexual abuse, stress related work, health problems, trauma or bereavement. It could be that you need the space to off load, be listened to to find a new perspective
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Barry Golten
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
We all have times when life isn't going as we want it to. We might feel stuck in the same old loops and no matter how we try we cant seem to find the way out. ​ We may have experienced a life event which has thrown us off course or have just woken up one day wanting a change. We might be tired of hearing ourselves tell our nearest and dearest how we would like things to be different and have decided now it's time to get some help to get things moving.
0117 463 0100
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We all have times when life isn't going as we want it to. We might feel stuck in the same old loops and no matter how we try we cant seem to find the way out. ​ We may have experienced a life event which has thrown us off course or have just woken up one day wanting a change. We might be tired of hearing ourselves tell our nearest and dearest how we would like things to be different and have decided now it's time to get some help to get things moving.
Melanie Ann Griffiths
Counsellor, PTUK Verified
Verified
I work with a whole spectrum of needs and goals and find that therapy is all about the trust in the therapeutic relationship, once trust is built, the therapy really begins and the desired change can come. I follow your pace and respond to your needs as they arise.
0117 463 0081
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I work with a whole spectrum of needs and goals and find that therapy is all about the trust in the therapeutic relationship, once trust is built, the therapy really begins and the desired change can come. I follow your pace and respond to your needs as they arise.
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Rachel Sharp
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
For me, counselling is a process of opening ourselves up; safely and gently, so that we can learn more about ourselves and understand who we really are. Throughout our lives we grow to accept ourselves and become who we are meant to be. There will be times when the challenges we face in life can become overwhelming. I believe that by talking about the difficult things, exploring and questioning our processes we can overcome obstacles in our lives. I will work alongside you, to help you through whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I will offer you warmth, compassion and empathy.
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For me, counselling is a process of opening ourselves up; safely and gently, so that we can learn more about ourselves and understand who we really are. Throughout our lives we grow to accept ourselves and become who we are meant to be. There will be times when the challenges we face in life can become overwhelming. I believe that by talking about the difficult things, exploring and questioning our processes we can overcome obstacles in our lives. I will work alongside you, to help you through whatever difficulties you are experiencing. I will offer you warmth, compassion and empathy.
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Belén Plaza Higueras
Psychotherapist, MA, MBPsS Verified
Verified
My name is Belén Plaza Higueras, I am a compassionate Psychotherapist. I do EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, EFT, Mindfulness, Visualisation with deep relaxation, and others. I can help with a variety of difficulties arising as a result of anxiety/ trauma, difficulties in sleeping, relationships, work difficulties. If you are aware that you have a negative mental state or process, and if it is persistent, or if you feel stressed, have a low level of liveliness, difficulties in your relationships, work, contact me.
0117 374 7699
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My name is Belén Plaza Higueras, I am a compassionate Psychotherapist. I do EMDR, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, EFT, Mindfulness, Visualisation with deep relaxation, and others. I can help with a variety of difficulties arising as a result of anxiety/ trauma, difficulties in sleeping, relationships, work difficulties. If you are aware that you have a negative mental state or process, and if it is persistent, or if you feel stressed, have a low level of liveliness, difficulties in your relationships, work, contact me.
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Emily Mew
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Verified
Verified
I want to offer you time and space where you can explore and express the things you are finding difficult in your life (and if you're unsure of exactly what those things are, that's ok, I'm here to help you to find out). I hope to help you to experience a fuller and deeper understanding and acceptance of yourself, which will help you to discover your own path forward through life's challenges. I am passionate about working safely with trauma, and believe that unresolved trauma creates blocks to living the full and flowing life that each of us deserves. I also offer support to mothers, and have experience of working with addiction.
0117 456 2181
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I want to offer you time and space where you can explore and express the things you are finding difficult in your life (and if you're unsure of exactly what those things are, that's ok, I'm here to help you to find out). I hope to help you to experience a fuller and deeper understanding and acceptance of yourself, which will help you to discover your own path forward through life's challenges. I am passionate about working safely with trauma, and believe that unresolved trauma creates blocks to living the full and flowing life that each of us deserves. I also offer support to mothers, and have experience of working with addiction.
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Sarah Wright
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
*** Due to COVID19 I am only working online or over the phone *** Many of us have times in our lives when we feel the need for some extra support. Perhaps we are lacking confidence and self-esteem, going through relationship difficulties, feeling depressed, anxious, experiencing stressful life changes such as bereavement, divorce, or redundancy. Perhaps now is the right time to address long-standing issues – or maybe we find ourselves at a crossroads and feel unsure of ourselves and of which way to turn.
0117 456 2205
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*** Due to COVID19 I am only working online or over the phone *** Many of us have times in our lives when we feel the need for some extra support. Perhaps we are lacking confidence and self-esteem, going through relationship difficulties, feeling depressed, anxious, experiencing stressful life changes such as bereavement, divorce, or redundancy. Perhaps now is the right time to address long-standing issues – or maybe we find ourselves at a crossroads and feel unsure of ourselves and of which way to turn.
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Hannah Paton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred Verified
Verified
Has your drink or drug use started to get on top of you? Are you experiencing difficulties in relationships with those around you? Have you turned to self-destructive patterns of behavior in an attempt to cope with low mood, difficult experiences or traumatic events? If this sounds like you then my years of experience as a Counsellor in the fields of substance misuse and in healing trauma may help to heal your fragmented parts and build your own motivation to make the behavioral changes you desire.
0117 456 2367
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Has your drink or drug use started to get on top of you? Are you experiencing difficulties in relationships with those around you? Have you turned to self-destructive patterns of behavior in an attempt to cope with low mood, difficult experiences or traumatic events? If this sounds like you then my years of experience as a Counsellor in the fields of substance misuse and in healing trauma may help to heal your fragmented parts and build your own motivation to make the behavioral changes you desire.
Charley Lee
Psychotherapist, MHGI Verified
Verified
Hello my name's Charley I am an experienced therapist with a passion for helping others heal. When you join me as a client, together we co-create a space in which you can truly explore and make sense of how you think and feel. As your therapist I am committed to understanding your way of seeing and being in the world, and helping you to craft a life that works in alignment with who you want to be. Together we can identify and work through any blocks you may notice or discover, whilst formulating a story and vision that can help you live a more meaningful life.
0121 726 1104
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Hello my name's Charley I am an experienced therapist with a passion for helping others heal. When you join me as a client, together we co-create a space in which you can truly explore and make sense of how you think and feel. As your therapist I am committed to understanding your way of seeing and being in the world, and helping you to craft a life that works in alignment with who you want to be. Together we can identify and work through any blocks you may notice or discover, whilst formulating a story and vision that can help you live a more meaningful life.
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Alex Moate
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Counselling can provide you with much needed clarity when life seems full up, with no room left to think. As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space to explore issues that you are facing, to look more closely at the impact that these are having in your life and to begin to gain new perspectives. As an integrative practitioner I am able to work flexibly with you, with my work being informed by different approaches including Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means that I am able to work in a way that will best suit your individual needs.
0117 456 2377
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Counselling can provide you with much needed clarity when life seems full up, with no room left to think. As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space to explore issues that you are facing, to look more closely at the impact that these are having in your life and to begin to gain new perspectives. As an integrative practitioner I am able to work flexibly with you, with my work being informed by different approaches including Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means that I am able to work in a way that will best suit your individual needs.
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Maria Brooks
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS5
If you are looking for therapy in Bristol then I can help. Life can be complicated and sometimes we need support to make changes and improve the quality of our lives. If you are reading this there is a good chance that you are close to making the decision to seek therapy. Entering into counselling or psychotherapy can be one of the hardest but bravest decisions you can make for yourself. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Addictions, and Eating Disorder Specialist who helps individuals, families, and groups gain psychological awareness to improve health and well-being.
0117 456 2425
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Office is near:
Bristol BS5
If you are looking for therapy in Bristol then I can help. Life can be complicated and sometimes we need support to make changes and improve the quality of our lives. If you are reading this there is a good chance that you are close to making the decision to seek therapy. Entering into counselling or psychotherapy can be one of the hardest but bravest decisions you can make for yourself. I am an Integrative Psychotherapist, Addictions, and Eating Disorder Specialist who helps individuals, families, and groups gain psychological awareness to improve health and well-being.
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Sally Ellis
Counsellor, BACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS5
I am a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am flexible and attuned to your pace and requirements, different approaches may be called upon to address individual needs. I work with various issues, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
0117 456 5379
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Office is near:
Bristol BS5
I am a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am flexible and attuned to your pace and requirements, different approaches may be called upon to address individual needs. I work with various issues, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
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Emma Pople
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS5
Are you working hard to hide your feelings? Too many thoughts in your head distracting you. Are you holding people away or at arms length? Do you feel alone while others appear to be getting along ok? Do you feel sad, worried, low or lacking in energy? Maybe you long to have your voice heard, to feel more real and honest with those around you. To not feel a need to put up barriers. Perhaps you want to feel able to trust yourself, have faith in your own judgement and accept or value yourself more.
07378 958098
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Office is near:
Bristol BS5
Are you working hard to hide your feelings? Too many thoughts in your head distracting you. Are you holding people away or at arms length? Do you feel alone while others appear to be getting along ok? Do you feel sad, worried, low or lacking in energy? Maybe you long to have your voice heard, to feel more real and honest with those around you. To not feel a need to put up barriers. Perhaps you want to feel able to trust yourself, have faith in your own judgement and accept or value yourself more.
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Sophie Rhys-Williams
Counsellor, BACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS5
The most important element of counselling is the connection you have with your counsellor. I know how important it is for you to feel heard, validated, and aligned with the person you are choosing to trust. I started training as a therapist seven years ago, in my early twenties, as I wanted to help people in a more in depth way. I have since then enjoyed helping a wide range of people from all walks of life get to a better psychological and emotional pIace, with most of my experience focussing on working with children & young adults (9-30).
0117 456 2440
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Office is near:
Bristol BS5
The most important element of counselling is the connection you have with your counsellor. I know how important it is for you to feel heard, validated, and aligned with the person you are choosing to trust. I started training as a therapist seven years ago, in my early twenties, as I wanted to help people in a more in depth way. I have since then enjoyed helping a wide range of people from all walks of life get to a better psychological and emotional pIace, with most of my experience focussing on working with children & young adults (9-30).
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Samantha Shepherd Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS5
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor offering counselling to individuals in the Bristol area. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and domestic abuse. Through offering a safe, confidential space and building a trusting relationship, I will work with you to help you gain an understanding of yourself and how you experience life, allowing you to gain self awareness and clarity. Counselling gives you a chance to pause from the chaotic world, reflect and be heard, this may be a rare opportunity and can help gain insight and compassion for yourself.
0117 456 2070
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Office is near:
Bristol BS5
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor offering counselling to individuals in the Bristol area. I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, low confidence/self esteem, relationship issues, bereavement and domestic abuse. Through offering a safe, confidential space and building a trusting relationship, I will work with you to help you gain an understanding of yourself and how you experience life, allowing you to gain self awareness and clarity. Counselling gives you a chance to pause from the chaotic world, reflect and be heard, this may be a rare opportunity and can help gain insight and compassion for yourself.

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How can I tell if a counsellor is right for me?
Counsellors and therapists in BS5 are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, you can find CBT Therapists in BS5 who focus on a specific issue, as well as DBT Therapists in BS5 who help clients with new skills to manage their emotions and relationships.

If you're seeking a marriage counsellor in BS5 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in BS5 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in BS5 or family therapy in BS5.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in BS5, or Child Psychologists in BS5. You can also use the filters to see only female psychologists, or gay-allied counsellors

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like BS5 psychologists specialising in anger management, couples counselling, or EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counsellor or a family counsellor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.