Counselling in BS6

Photo of Nichola Gascoigne, Counsellor in BS6, England
Nichola Gascoigne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you struggle with feelings and thoughts that are limiting your enjoyment of life and affecting your ability to connect with those around you? Are you feeling stuck in old patterns and looking for a change? I am an experienced, warm and down to earth counsellor and have worked with many different people bringing a wide range of issues. Whatever you may bring to counselling, I can offer you support in a non-judgmental and safe space in which to explore your patterns, enquire of yourself as to how you got to be where you are now, and help you to find your way.
Do you struggle with feelings and thoughts that are limiting your enjoyment of life and affecting your ability to connect with those around you? Are you feeling stuck in old patterns and looking for a change? I am an experienced, warm and down to earth counsellor and have worked with many different people bringing a wide range of issues. Whatever you may bring to counselling, I can offer you support in a non-judgmental and safe space in which to explore your patterns, enquire of yourself as to how you got to be where you are now, and help you to find your way.
0117 456 2768 View 0117 456 2768
Photo of Donna Person, Counsellor in BS6, England
Donna Person
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If life feels like its falling apart and you feel lost, I can help you find your way back home reconnecting you to your mind, body and soul. Turning toward our suffering is not easy and you have already taking a very brave step by seeking help. I offer you a warm, open and peaceful space to gently explore the places in your life that feel disconnected and investigate the impact of this on your emotional, mental and physical health and wellbeing.
If life feels like its falling apart and you feel lost, I can help you find your way back home reconnecting you to your mind, body and soul. Turning toward our suffering is not easy and you have already taking a very brave step by seeking help. I offer you a warm, open and peaceful space to gently explore the places in your life that feel disconnected and investigate the impact of this on your emotional, mental and physical health and wellbeing.
0117 325 4995 View 0117 325 4995
Photo of Vikki Joy Fear, Counsellor in BS6, England
Vikki Joy Fear
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a down to earth and approachable counsellor for children, young people and adults. I have 27 years experience working with young people who have been abused as well as people with neurodivergence. At times, feelings and behaviours can become difficult due to past trauma, increasing anxiety or for unknown reasons. We can also feel this physically and it blocks lifes natural progression. Past trauma does not need to be extreme and we often underestimate the impact an event has on us. I can help you make sense of your emotions and behaviours and manage your responses to triggers, allowing progression towrards your desired goals.
I am a down to earth and approachable counsellor for children, young people and adults. I have 27 years experience working with young people who have been abused as well as people with neurodivergence. At times, feelings and behaviours can become difficult due to past trauma, increasing anxiety or for unknown reasons. We can also feel this physically and it blocks lifes natural progression. Past trauma does not need to be extreme and we often underestimate the impact an event has on us. I can help you make sense of your emotions and behaviours and manage your responses to triggers, allowing progression towrards your desired goals.
01275 402983 View 01275 402983
Photo of Susannah Gill, Psychotherapist in BS6, England
Susannah Gill
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is a rare invitation to truth - a place to explore your self and your story, make sense of why you feel the way you do and ask how you might meet life's challenges in a more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling way. My approach is integrative, creative and embodied. It considers who you are and what happened to you, as well as what your heart desires. As a relational therapist, I also put your experience with me in therapy at the heart of our work together.
Psychotherapy is a rare invitation to truth - a place to explore your self and your story, make sense of why you feel the way you do and ask how you might meet life's challenges in a more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling way. My approach is integrative, creative and embodied. It considers who you are and what happened to you, as well as what your heart desires. As a relational therapist, I also put your experience with me in therapy at the heart of our work together.
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Photo of Meirav Dagan, Psychologist in BS6, England
Meirav Dagan
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
0117 456 5103 View 0117 456 5103
Photo of Uschi Rigby, Counsellor in BS6, England
Uschi Rigby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am passionate about giving people the opportunity to live the life they want to live, instead of being hampered by negative thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours. Being qualified as person-centred integrative counsellor I work in a relational, intuitive way, giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard and understood. I see my work as walking alongside with you through crises and self-exploration to help you discover your inner strengths, competence, resilience and joy.
I am passionate about giving people the opportunity to live the life they want to live, instead of being hampered by negative thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours. Being qualified as person-centred integrative counsellor I work in a relational, intuitive way, giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard and understood. I see my work as walking alongside with you through crises and self-exploration to help you discover your inner strengths, competence, resilience and joy.
0117 456 2118 View 0117 456 2118
Photo of Andrew Cooke, Counsellor in BS6, England
Andrew Cooke
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Core Process Psychotherapy is built on an embodied exploration and sharing of how it is to be uniquely you. All is welcome in the room; together as therapist and client we build a bond of safety and security. By slowing down and taking some refuge from life’s momentum, we can bring awareness to each passing moment, whatever arises.
Core Process Psychotherapy is built on an embodied exploration and sharing of how it is to be uniquely you. All is welcome in the room; together as therapist and client we build a bond of safety and security. By slowing down and taking some refuge from life’s momentum, we can bring awareness to each passing moment, whatever arises.
01275 402962 View 01275 402962
Photo of Dr Lauren Canvin, Psychologist in BS6, England
Dr Lauren Canvin
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I can offer support around low self-esteem, identity, self-criticism, trauma, attachment, low mood, and anxiety. I can also offer psychological support for managing physical health symptoms, such as pain or fatigue. I have significant experience working with people with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental differences. I am also very experienced in supporting individuals wishing to explore their sexuality and gender. I believe in working holistically - understanding human difficulties and suffering in the context of life experience, social circumstances, family life, spirituality, and relationship with the body.
I can offer support around low self-esteem, identity, self-criticism, trauma, attachment, low mood, and anxiety. I can also offer psychological support for managing physical health symptoms, such as pain or fatigue. I have significant experience working with people with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental differences. I am also very experienced in supporting individuals wishing to explore their sexuality and gender. I believe in working holistically - understanding human difficulties and suffering in the context of life experience, social circumstances, family life, spirituality, and relationship with the body.
0117 463 1924 View 0117 463 1924
Photo of Ashleigh Hennessy, Counsellor in BS6, England
Ashleigh Hennessy
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a safe, non judgemental space for you to air your thoughts and work through any struggles you may be facing at your own pace. Areas I have the most experience with include anxiety, PTSD, bereavement, anger management, family and relationship issues, disability and chronic illness. Although counselling can't change the past, it can help change your perspective, giving you the strength and resilience to be able to thrive despite the challenges you are facing!
I offer a safe, non judgemental space for you to air your thoughts and work through any struggles you may be facing at your own pace. Areas I have the most experience with include anxiety, PTSD, bereavement, anger management, family and relationship issues, disability and chronic illness. Although counselling can't change the past, it can help change your perspective, giving you the strength and resilience to be able to thrive despite the challenges you are facing!
01633 603769 View 01633 603769
Photo of Heather Ashford, Counsellor in BS6, England
Heather Ashford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
You deserve to be heard. I offer a calming, supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. Through empathising and hearing your experiences with curiosity and compassion, I aim to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself allowing you to make positive changes and move forwards. I work at developing a safe, trusting and genuine therapeutic relationship with all my clients. I work with people on a range of issues, including depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and past abuse.
You deserve to be heard. I offer a calming, supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. Through empathising and hearing your experiences with curiosity and compassion, I aim to help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself allowing you to make positive changes and move forwards. I work at developing a safe, trusting and genuine therapeutic relationship with all my clients. I work with people on a range of issues, including depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and past abuse.
0117 463 4621 View 0117 463 4621
Photo of Emily Mew, Counsellor in BS6, England
Emily Mew
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor who will meet you with warmth and acceptance and who will help you to find your own path forwards? I work with a wide range of clients experiencing all sorts of challenges including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem. Whatever you bring to counselling, I will see you as a human rather than a list of problems to be solved. I am engaged and caring and will help you to develop a fuller and deeper understanding of yourself and find your way through life's challenges.
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor who will meet you with warmth and acceptance and who will help you to find your own path forwards? I work with a wide range of clients experiencing all sorts of challenges including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem. Whatever you bring to counselling, I will see you as a human rather than a list of problems to be solved. I am engaged and caring and will help you to develop a fuller and deeper understanding of yourself and find your way through life's challenges.
0117 456 5169 View 0117 456 5169
Photo of Dr Jessie Gough at Neurodiverseonline, Psychologist in BS6, England
Dr Jessie Gough at Neurodiverseonline
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Have you always felt different or had trouble fitting in? Perhaps you're thinking that you might have Autism/ASD, ADHD or Tics/Tourette’s or possibly a learning disability. Would you like an assessment for yourself or your child to confirm this? Or maybe you have been newly diagnosed or have traits of ASD, ADHD or Tourette’s and are looking for further information and support. I, and my small team of expert psychologists at Neurodiverseonline, offer diagnostic assessments for adults and children with Autism/ASD, ADHD, Tourette's/Tics and cognitive assessments (IQ tests) / learning disability assessments.
Have you always felt different or had trouble fitting in? Perhaps you're thinking that you might have Autism/ASD, ADHD or Tics/Tourette’s or possibly a learning disability. Would you like an assessment for yourself or your child to confirm this? Or maybe you have been newly diagnosed or have traits of ASD, ADHD or Tourette’s and are looking for further information and support. I, and my small team of expert psychologists at Neurodiverseonline, offer diagnostic assessments for adults and children with Autism/ASD, ADHD, Tourette's/Tics and cognitive assessments (IQ tests) / learning disability assessments.
0117 463 0477 View 0117 463 0477
Photo of Harriet O'Brien, Psychotherapist in BS6, England
Harriet O'Brien
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a psychotherapist in training, studying for an MA in Humanist and Integrative Psychotherapy. My style is warm, compassionate and collaborative and I provide a confidential space free from judgment. You are the expert in your own experiences and I offer to be alongside you in whatever you choose to bring to our sessions. I will work with you collaboratively to build a strong therapeutic partnership so that you can feel safe to express yourself freely and in doing so gain self understanding, acceptance and increased resilience in facing difficulties in life.
I am a psychotherapist in training, studying for an MA in Humanist and Integrative Psychotherapy. My style is warm, compassionate and collaborative and I provide a confidential space free from judgment. You are the expert in your own experiences and I offer to be alongside you in whatever you choose to bring to our sessions. I will work with you collaboratively to build a strong therapeutic partnership so that you can feel safe to express yourself freely and in doing so gain self understanding, acceptance and increased resilience in facing difficulties in life.
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Photo of Ricardo Goni, Counsellor in BS6, England
Ricardo Goni
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
ONLINE clients. 19 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Broad experience with young adults and individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem and others. Minority groups, neurodiverse, creative individuals, LGBTQ are welcome! Free consultation. Feeling sad, anxious or trapped and ready for a change? let's work together, on your own pace, step by step, exploring your emotions and traumatic events in a way that is safe for you. Gestalt therapy is a very dynamic approach that grounds you in the present, helps you to let go or reclaim emotions and to close cycles or unfinished businesses.
ONLINE clients. 19 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Broad experience with young adults and individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem and others. Minority groups, neurodiverse, creative individuals, LGBTQ are welcome! Free consultation. Feeling sad, anxious or trapped and ready for a change? let's work together, on your own pace, step by step, exploring your emotions and traumatic events in a way that is safe for you. Gestalt therapy is a very dynamic approach that grounds you in the present, helps you to let go or reclaim emotions and to close cycles or unfinished businesses.
0117 463 7926 View 0117 463 7926
Photo of Dawn Daly, Counsellor in BS6, England
Dawn Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
0117 456 5132 View 0117 456 5132
Photo of Andrea Herbert, Psychologist in BS6, England
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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Photo of Stephen Rock, Psychologist in BS6, England
Stephen Rock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
What you get from me is an attentive and proactive ally. I am friendly and compassionate, but I won't passively observe unhelpful patterns that are barriers to change. Challenging when necessary and in solidarity with the part of you that knows things can be better, will be a key aspect of our relationship. Profound and lasting changes are possible, which is why I encourage people to address the root causes of unhappiness and not settle for learning to live with problems and symptoms that can often be resolved.
What you get from me is an attentive and proactive ally. I am friendly and compassionate, but I won't passively observe unhelpful patterns that are barriers to change. Challenging when necessary and in solidarity with the part of you that knows things can be better, will be a key aspect of our relationship. Profound and lasting changes are possible, which is why I encourage people to address the root causes of unhappiness and not settle for learning to live with problems and symptoms that can often be resolved.
01275 403025 View 01275 403025
Kate Hannay
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS6  (Online Only)
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I am particularly interested in working with trauma, anger, depression and OCD but enjoy working with almost any problem.
I work with people struggling with anxiety, depression and relationship issues. I am particularly interested in working with trauma, anger, depression and OCD but enjoy working with almost any problem.
0117 463 3027 View 0117 463 3027
Photo of Carly Read, Counsellor in BS6, England
Carly Read
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I'm an integrative counsellor, which means that I don't believe there is a one size fits all approach when it comes to therapy. My main specialisms and passions though are working with children & young people, the LGBTQ+ community, women and survivors of abuse. I have years of experience working with women, children and young people, having worked for respected charities like Women's Aid, The NSPCC, Kinergy and Off The Record. I’m also an artist, and a big believer in the healing and communicative power of play & creativity. I am happy to work with you in this way if you want to-though there’s no pressure to.
I'm an integrative counsellor, which means that I don't believe there is a one size fits all approach when it comes to therapy. My main specialisms and passions though are working with children & young people, the LGBTQ+ community, women and survivors of abuse. I have years of experience working with women, children and young people, having worked for respected charities like Women's Aid, The NSPCC, Kinergy and Off The Record. I’m also an artist, and a big believer in the healing and communicative power of play & creativity. I am happy to work with you in this way if you want to-though there’s no pressure to.
0117 456 3051 View 0117 456 3051
Photo of Sara-Jane Reilly, Psychotherapist in BS6, England
Sara-Jane Reilly
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
I am a Bristol based Psychotherapist and CBT Practitioner. I am also an accredited ADHD Coach and I facilitate weekly Women's Circles focusing on building self-love and self-esteem.
I am a Bristol based Psychotherapist and CBT Practitioner. I am also an accredited ADHD Coach and I facilitate weekly Women's Circles focusing on building self-love and self-esteem.
0117 463 0993 View 0117 463 0993

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BS6

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in BS6 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
61% Bereavement
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
71% AXA PPP
59% Vitality

How Counsellors in BS6 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BS6?

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.