Maria Brooks
Psychotherapist, MNCS Accred Verified
Verified
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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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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Helen Sanders
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
My ideal client would be someone wanting to gain self-awareness and insight into themselves. A person who is ready to seek a space for exploration and wants to use it to find out who they are, not what society and other people are telling them they should be, but their authentic voice. The client would want to find greater freedom by exploring the life journey they have been on and what this has meant to them. It's not for me to tell the client what their goals are but for me to provide them with a therapeutic space so they can find out for themselves.
0117 456 2349
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My ideal client would be someone wanting to gain self-awareness and insight into themselves. A person who is ready to seek a space for exploration and wants to use it to find out who they are, not what society and other people are telling them they should be, but their authentic voice. The client would want to find greater freedom by exploring the life journey they have been on and what this has meant to them. It's not for me to tell the client what their goals are but for me to provide them with a therapeutic space so they can find out for themselves.
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Steve Harland
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
I am currently offering telephone, online video and face to face counselling by appointment. If you are currently looking for a counsellor it may well be that you have reached a point of change. You can no longer put up with the current situation you feel you are in. You may be suffering anxious feelings or low mood, or be struggling with anger and frustration, or any number of other concerns. These are feelings that we all experience from time to time, but they can be limiting and have an effect on our general happiness and satisfaction with life.
0117 456 2302
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I am currently offering telephone, online video and face to face counselling by appointment. If you are currently looking for a counsellor it may well be that you have reached a point of change. You can no longer put up with the current situation you feel you are in. You may be suffering anxious feelings or low mood, or be struggling with anger and frustration, or any number of other concerns. These are feelings that we all experience from time to time, but they can be limiting and have an effect on our general happiness and satisfaction with life.
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Chris Smith
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem. grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.
0117 325 6050
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I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem. grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.
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Bristol Creative Play Therapy
Psychotherapist, PTUK Accred Verified
Verified
I have a background working with children, young people and families as a mentor, support worker and youth worker since 2004. I have worked in an early intervention family support project, a voluntary services youth organisation and for statutory services. I have experience of working with adopted and fostered children, children with special needs, children whose parents have separated and children who have experienced a range of other challenges and display aggressive, anxious or hyperactive behaviours.
0117 325 4158
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I have a background working with children, young people and families as a mentor, support worker and youth worker since 2004. I have worked in an early intervention family support project, a voluntary services youth organisation and for statutory services. I have experience of working with adopted and fostered children, children with special needs, children whose parents have separated and children who have experienced a range of other challenges and display aggressive, anxious or hyperactive behaviours.
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Are anxiety and depression getting in the way of you enjoying your life? Perhaps you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship, with your career, or with your opinion of yourself? You’re not alone. 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health difficulties in our lifetime. Fortunately, more and more people are now reaching out to learn how to overcome it. If you’re experiencing difficulties such as excessive worrying, sleepless nights, low motivation or unhelpful thoughts around “not been good enough”, “being a burden” or simply “not being able to cope”, then you may be among the many others who have benefitted from therapy.
0117 456 2438
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Are anxiety and depression getting in the way of you enjoying your life? Perhaps you're experiencing difficulties in your relationship, with your career, or with your opinion of yourself? You’re not alone. 1 in 4 of us will experience mental health difficulties in our lifetime. Fortunately, more and more people are now reaching out to learn how to overcome it. If you’re experiencing difficulties such as excessive worrying, sleepless nights, low motivation or unhelpful thoughts around “not been good enough”, “being a burden” or simply “not being able to cope”, then you may be among the many others who have benefitted from therapy.
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Charlotte Holworthy
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Welcome. You may be going through a difficult time, experiencing painful emotions, or struggling with relationships. Perhaps you feel that you are unable to resolve these issues alone, and are in need of some support beyond that of family and friends. Counselling can give you the opportunity to make sense of these feelings, offering a warm, non-judgmental space where you are respected and heard, and able to work on what is important to you.
0117 456 2190
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Welcome. You may be going through a difficult time, experiencing painful emotions, or struggling with relationships. Perhaps you feel that you are unable to resolve these issues alone, and are in need of some support beyond that of family and friends. Counselling can give you the opportunity to make sense of these feelings, offering a warm, non-judgmental space where you are respected and heard, and able to work on what is important to you.
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist, MUKCP Verified
Verified
I work online and face to face with adults and adolescents. I have a particular interest in trauma; PTSD and C-PTSD, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and their link to childhood trauma; 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; obvious, overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and also less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I have specialist trauma modality training in CRM; SE; ISP and IFS, alongside my psychotherapy training.
0117 456 5291
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I work online and face to face with adults and adolescents. I have a particular interest in trauma; PTSD and C-PTSD, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and their link to childhood trauma; 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; obvious, overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and also less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I have specialist trauma modality training in CRM; SE; ISP and IFS, alongside my psychotherapy training.
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Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
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.
0117 325 4265
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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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Karen J O'Connell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP Verified
Verified
Welcome to my Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Bristol and Cheltenham. I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist (MA Dip, Hip) and UKCP registered. I see clients with a range of issues on both a long term and short-term basis. This includes: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Work Related Stress and Relationship difficulties too early childhood trauma. Also as a Qualified Social Worker I have many years practice of supporting client's through adverse experiences in their lives.
0117 456 2138
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Welcome to my Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Bristol and Cheltenham. I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist (MA Dip, Hip) and UKCP registered. I see clients with a range of issues on both a long term and short-term basis. This includes: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Work Related Stress and Relationship difficulties too early childhood trauma. Also as a Qualified Social Worker I have many years practice of supporting client's through adverse experiences in their lives.
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Richard Acklam
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Verified
Verified
I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I work part-time at Relate Avon and have a private practice in Clifton, Bristol. I work exclusively with couples. Couples come for counselling for a wide variety of reasons. It can be a great opportunity to explore what is or is not happening in your relationship and to make changes that lead to your couple life being both happier and healthier. Additionally, some couples may come for counselling to decide whether it is right for them to continue in their relationship.
0117 456 2086
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I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I work part-time at Relate Avon and have a private practice in Clifton, Bristol. I work exclusively with couples. Couples come for counselling for a wide variety of reasons. It can be a great opportunity to explore what is or is not happening in your relationship and to make changes that lead to your couple life being both happier and healthier. Additionally, some couples may come for counselling to decide whether it is right for them to continue in their relationship.
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Andrew Jordan
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
It is important that therapy is a journey which we take together, providing you with the tools and skills needed to equip you for a better, more fulfilling life. My aim is to create the optimum environment and a focus on relational psychotherapy to provide my clients with the best outcome for them. This will enable you to view your challenges from a different perspective and help you to make more useful decisions for yourself. In our therapy sessions, we’ll work together to reduce your sense of discomfort and distress in a confidential, safe environment.
0117 463 0089
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It is important that therapy is a journey which we take together, providing you with the tools and skills needed to equip you for a better, more fulfilling life. My aim is to create the optimum environment and a focus on relational psychotherapy to provide my clients with the best outcome for them. This will enable you to view your challenges from a different perspective and help you to make more useful decisions for yourself. In our therapy sessions, we’ll work together to reduce your sense of discomfort and distress in a confidential, safe environment.
Miro Cansky
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
ONLINE AND PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. Starting counselling can feel like a challenging step to take. It is therefore important to know that during your sessions you can be truly yourself and that it is safe to explore your thoughts and feelings without worrying that you will be judged. You will be offered a comfortable and supportive environment where you can come to a deeper understanding of yourself and build new resources. We will look at your situation from a very practical perspective, so that you know, right from start, that there are things you can do to feel better and have your thoughts and emotions under control again.
0117 456 5396
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ONLINE AND PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. Starting counselling can feel like a challenging step to take. It is therefore important to know that during your sessions you can be truly yourself and that it is safe to explore your thoughts and feelings without worrying that you will be judged. You will be offered a comfortable and supportive environment where you can come to a deeper understanding of yourself and build new resources. We will look at your situation from a very practical perspective, so that you know, right from start, that there are things you can do to feel better and have your thoughts and emotions under control again.
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Marium Akhund
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Looking for a therapist can be an overwhelming experience; however, it is already a good step in your journey. You may be needing to be listened to or seeking support for a particular challenge. Emotional pain and mental distress need a space to be explored and processed and therapy can offer a safe environment for this.Counseling and psychotherapy can provide an opportunity to be in a safe space where you can be listened to by someone who is unbiased and non-judgmental. By sharing your story and your experiences, and building trust and openness in the relationship with your therapist, we can attempt to gain deeper understanding.
07445 816609
Verified
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Looking for a therapist can be an overwhelming experience; however, it is already a good step in your journey. You may be needing to be listened to or seeking support for a particular challenge. Emotional pain and mental distress need a space to be explored and processed and therapy can offer a safe environment for this.Counseling and psychotherapy can provide an opportunity to be in a safe space where you can be listened to by someone who is unbiased and non-judgmental. By sharing your story and your experiences, and building trust and openness in the relationship with your therapist, we can attempt to gain deeper understanding.
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Noemia De Sousa Ventura Purcell
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
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.
0117 456 5531
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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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Dr. Lorna Robinson
Psychologist, MA, MBPsS Verified
Verified
Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
01707 959162
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Hello, my name is Lorna and I'm here to help. Do you have a problem that you are finding hard to resolve or maybe feeling down, but unsure what the problem is. Either way I am here to support you and help you to make sense of your difficulties. I am gentle in nature, have much empathy and completely non- judgemental. I will create a warm, safe space enabling you to feel comfortable, allowing us to explore your difficulties and find solutions together.
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.
0117 325 4995
Verified
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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.
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Jimmy Whiteaker
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
You or your child can make a different picture out of life. Working together we will create a warm and trusted environment so you or your child can grow as you would like. I am a warm and approachable therapist, bringing compassion and clarity. Much of our pain comes from relationships and so, relationships can heal that pain. This is what makes the therapeutic relationship so unique and powerful. It is a relationship for you to heal, understand, connect, and make the life you really want.
01225 985060
Verified
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You or your child can make a different picture out of life. Working together we will create a warm and trusted environment so you or your child can grow as you would like. I am a warm and approachable therapist, bringing compassion and clarity. Much of our pain comes from relationships and so, relationships can heal that pain. This is what makes the therapeutic relationship so unique and powerful. It is a relationship for you to heal, understand, connect, and make the life you really want.
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Amanda Yaxley
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
0117 456 2114
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I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
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David Banos Smith
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP Verified
Verified
I work with people who are you feeling anxious or depressed or uncertain how to live in a way that feels satisfying. With people who have suffered bereavement, the end of a relationship or who are struggling with relationships that aren't working and leave them feeling unhappy. With people who are unhappy at work and feel stuck in a job that isn't what they'd hoped it would be, a job that's too challenging or not challenging enough. With people who are struggling with ways of being sexual, who find it hard to have the kind of sexual relationships they want, to know how to begin, negotiate or end intimate sexual relationships.
07557 049411
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I work with people who are you feeling anxious or depressed or uncertain how to live in a way that feels satisfying. With people who have suffered bereavement, the end of a relationship or who are struggling with relationships that aren't working and leave them feeling unhappy. With people who are unhappy at work and feel stuck in a job that isn't what they'd hoped it would be, a job that's too challenging or not challenging enough. With people who are struggling with ways of being sexual, who find it hard to have the kind of sexual relationships they want, to know how to begin, negotiate or end intimate sexual relationships.

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How can I tell if a counsellor is right for me?
Counsellors and therapists in BS8 are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, you can find CBT Therapists in BS8 who focus on a specific issue, as well as DBT Therapists in BS8 who help clients with new skills to manage their emotions and relationships.

If you're seeking a marriage counsellor in BS8 you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in BS8 and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in BS8 or family therapy in BS8.

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 BS8, or Child Psychologists in BS8. 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 BS8 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.