Photo of Yotam Bezalel in BS8, England
Yotam Bezalel
MA
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
If your soul calls for a Dynamic Therapy (emotional talks) combined with Psychodrama techniques and more... A therapy that can make a real difference in your life. You are most welcome to contact me. I am a Clinical Social Worker specialized in Trauma and Addiction Therapy and will love to be in your assistant.
If your soul calls for a Dynamic Therapy (emotional talks) combined with Psychodrama techniques and more... A therapy that can make a real difference in your life. You are most welcome to contact me. I am a Clinical Social Worker specialized in Trauma and Addiction Therapy and will love to be in your assistant.
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Photo of Robert McCracken, Counsellor in BS8, England
Robert McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
01934 235285 View 01934 235285
Photo of Karen J O'Connell, Psychotherapist in BS8, England
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.
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 View 0117 456 2138
Photo of Victoria Balfour, Psychotherapist in BS8, England
Victoria Balfour
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
As a fifth year trainee I offer affordable therapy in Bristol. Whether you have experienced trauma in your life, lost a loved one, are struggling with a close relationship or just don’t feel right, psychotherapy can help to find a way forward. ​My aim is to offer a safe, confidential and empathic space where we can explore difficult thoughts and feelings together, and where you can feel understood and accepted.
As a fifth year trainee I offer affordable therapy in Bristol. Whether you have experienced trauma in your life, lost a loved one, are struggling with a close relationship or just don’t feel right, psychotherapy can help to find a way forward. ​My aim is to offer a safe, confidential and empathic space where we can explore difficult thoughts and feelings together, and where you can feel understood and accepted.
0117 463 3997 View 0117 463 3997
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Sophie Elizabeth Finch
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
I'm Sophie, and I'm a humanistic psychotherapist. This means that my approach to therapy is based on the idea that being true to yourself can help you lead a more fulfilling life. I will endeavour to create a space in which you can express yourself fully and authentically, in which you can be heard and seen; an authentic therapeutic relationship in which any thought or feeling can be expressed.
I'm Sophie, and I'm a humanistic psychotherapist. This means that my approach to therapy is based on the idea that being true to yourself can help you lead a more fulfilling life. I will endeavour to create a space in which you can express yourself fully and authentically, in which you can be heard and seen; an authentic therapeutic relationship in which any thought or feeling can be expressed.
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Lucie Bouchet
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
"I am fascinated about Humans' ability to heal their emotional wounds when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access these, for various reasons. Therapy helps us explore the ways we relate to ourselves and others. It is a journey towards finding / becoming yourself".
"I am fascinated about Humans' ability to heal their emotional wounds when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access these, for various reasons. Therapy helps us explore the ways we relate to ourselves and others. It is a journey towards finding / becoming yourself".
0117 325 4491 View 0117 325 4491
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Anna Greenslade (Cbt With Anna)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hey! I'm Anna, a CBT Therapist specialised in children, pre-teens, adolescents and young adults; ages 5-25. I can also work with adults. I treat anxiety (social, health, separation, phobias, worry, panic, perfectionism), depression, self esteem, OCD and PTSD / trauma. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness and anger; and self harm, suicidal thoughts and intrusive thoughts. I have 10 years experience across; school, college and university student wellbeing, NHS (CAMHS), inpatient psychiatric care, SEND support, and mental health therapy organisations. My specialist interest is in the teenager population, social anxiety and OCD.
Hey! I'm Anna, a CBT Therapist specialised in children, pre-teens, adolescents and young adults; ages 5-25. I can also work with adults. I treat anxiety (social, health, separation, phobias, worry, panic, perfectionism), depression, self esteem, OCD and PTSD / trauma. I help with emotions such as stress, sadness and anger; and self harm, suicidal thoughts and intrusive thoughts. I have 10 years experience across; school, college and university student wellbeing, NHS (CAMHS), inpatient psychiatric care, SEND support, and mental health therapy organisations. My specialist interest is in the teenager population, social anxiety and OCD.
0117 463 0506 View 0117 463 0506
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Cactus Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a creative, enthusiastic neurodivergent counsellor. I'm passionate about helping anybody who is childfree by choice, estranged, or affected by migraines. Aside from these issues I will also happily work with a wide range of other issues.
I am a creative, enthusiastic neurodivergent counsellor. I'm passionate about helping anybody who is childfree by choice, estranged, or affected by migraines. Aside from these issues I will also happily work with a wide range of other issues.
0117 463 3661 View 0117 463 3661
Photo of Megan Kendall, Psychotherapist in BS8, England
Megan Kendall
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a trainee psychotherapist offering relational Gestalt therapy in Bristol. I offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore your unique experiences together. You might have a clear sense of what you want to work through in therapy, or perhaps you need some support to untangle and understand your experience. I want to meet you exactly where you are and to provide a space for you to feel you can be honest and reflective.
I am a trainee psychotherapist offering relational Gestalt therapy in Bristol. I offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore your unique experiences together. You might have a clear sense of what you want to work through in therapy, or perhaps you need some support to untangle and understand your experience. I want to meet you exactly where you are and to provide a space for you to feel you can be honest and reflective.
0117 463 4108 View 0117 463 4108
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Monique Fearon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Bristol, providing counselling worldwide. I specialise in tailored therapy for children and young people, with services also available for adults. To explore how I can support you, I offer a complimentary 15-30 minute phone consultation (or Zoom/Skype for international clients). Contact me via Psychology Today or call/text my number to schedule a consultation, or visit my website to book directly.
I'm an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Bristol, providing counselling worldwide. I specialise in tailored therapy for children and young people, with services also available for adults. To explore how I can support you, I offer a complimentary 15-30 minute phone consultation (or Zoom/Skype for international clients). Contact me via Psychology Today or call/text my number to schedule a consultation, or visit my website to book directly.
07723 481497 View 07723 481497
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Sally Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel stuck, anxious or depressed? Is life very challenging right now? I offer a warm, welcoming space to look at what is going on in your life. I am calm and compassionate and help clients to look at long-standing behaviour that may no longer be helpful, your upbringing or past traumatic events. Or you may wish to make changes around a current specific issue or relationship. Perhaps you simply wish to understand yourself better. I commit to working collaboratively with you at your pace, in a non-judgemental, supportive way. I appreciate the impact of isolation, depression, panic and feeling different to others.
Do you feel stuck, anxious or depressed? Is life very challenging right now? I offer a warm, welcoming space to look at what is going on in your life. I am calm and compassionate and help clients to look at long-standing behaviour that may no longer be helpful, your upbringing or past traumatic events. Or you may wish to make changes around a current specific issue or relationship. Perhaps you simply wish to understand yourself better. I commit to working collaboratively with you at your pace, in a non-judgemental, supportive way. I appreciate the impact of isolation, depression, panic and feeling different to others.
01275 403024 View 01275 403024
Photo of Anna Fletcher Counsellor Coach, Counsellor in BS8, England
Anna Fletcher Counsellor Coach
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8  (Online Only)
Counsellor and Coach - I understand that life can seem difficult at times and it can be hard to put into words what is troubling you. When feeling sad, low or anxious, reaching out for help can seem a daunting prospect. Whether you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and at a crossroads in life or you just want to understand yourself better, I can work with you to explore, express and untangle complex internal emotions. If you feel you're at a point where you're ready to transform how you feel, resolve something or shift your mindset, as a trainee coach I am also offering a low cost service. Please get in touch for more information.
Counsellor and Coach - I understand that life can seem difficult at times and it can be hard to put into words what is troubling you. When feeling sad, low or anxious, reaching out for help can seem a daunting prospect. Whether you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and at a crossroads in life or you just want to understand yourself better, I can work with you to explore, express and untangle complex internal emotions. If you feel you're at a point where you're ready to transform how you feel, resolve something or shift your mindset, as a trainee coach I am also offering a low cost service. Please get in touch for more information.
01275 402856 View 01275 402856
Photo of Chris Northey-Vyse, Psychotherapist in BS8, England
Chris Northey-Vyse
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hi I'm Chris, an accredited CBT therapist, Dramatherapist and have begun training in EMDR. I work with children, young people and adults that are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties. I have been a therapist for over a decade and I have worked with all age ranges. My education, training and experience in multiple different settings means I am able to relate to what you might need, allowing us to create an effective treatment plan together. I have a collaborative approach as I know that you are the expert of your experiences. We work together to find the tools and techniques that will best help you.
Hi I'm Chris, an accredited CBT therapist, Dramatherapist and have begun training in EMDR. I work with children, young people and adults that are struggling with a range of mental health difficulties. I have been a therapist for over a decade and I have worked with all age ranges. My education, training and experience in multiple different settings means I am able to relate to what you might need, allowing us to create an effective treatment plan together. I have a collaborative approach as I know that you are the expert of your experiences. We work together to find the tools and techniques that will best help you.
01225 435158 View 01225 435158
Photo of Michael F Harris, Counsellor in BS8, England
Michael F Harris
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8  (Online Only)
I'm Michael Harris, a fully qualified therapist, governed by BACP and NCPS accredited counselling bodies. I offer Life and Wellness therapy in Bristol (and beyond) to individuals, couples, groups and companies. My Bristol Counselling practice (and beyond) is online, or by telephone, across English-speaking time zones, at a schedule that works for you. I help you find your Blazing Soul - balance and direction, clarity and focus, increased confidence and self-esteem, and improved mental, physical and emotional wealth.
I'm Michael Harris, a fully qualified therapist, governed by BACP and NCPS accredited counselling bodies. I offer Life and Wellness therapy in Bristol (and beyond) to individuals, couples, groups and companies. My Bristol Counselling practice (and beyond) is online, or by telephone, across English-speaking time zones, at a schedule that works for you. I help you find your Blazing Soul - balance and direction, clarity and focus, increased confidence and self-esteem, and improved mental, physical and emotional wealth.
07506 715611 View 07506 715611
Photo of Tom Noble, Counsellor in BS8, England
Tom Noble
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Why counselling - There are times where the pressures of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed. For many of us how we feel within ourselves is crucial in day to day life. Wherever we may find ourselves the process of counselling can give us the ability to sculpt and create a vision of belonging that is both true to ourselves and allows us to flourish. What I provide is a non-judgemental, warm and genuine approach focused on person centred therapy. This approach ensures that the client is held throughout the process and feels comfortable exploring experiences both past and present in a safe environment.
Why counselling - There are times where the pressures of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed. For many of us how we feel within ourselves is crucial in day to day life. Wherever we may find ourselves the process of counselling can give us the ability to sculpt and create a vision of belonging that is both true to ourselves and allows us to flourish. What I provide is a non-judgemental, warm and genuine approach focused on person centred therapy. This approach ensures that the client is held throughout the process and feels comfortable exploring experiences both past and present in a safe environment.
01275 402961 View 01275 402961
Photo of Cathy Harwood, Psychotherapist in BS8, England
Cathy Harwood
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
When we are bereaved it can feel as if our whole world has shattered and there is no one who understands. Whether or not our loss was expected, when someone dies it can seem as if we have been forced to walk through a door that we didn't even know was there. There is no way back. The outside world moves on fast, not realising what it's like to be left behind in a blizzard of complex feelings. People often try to cheer us up in a way that just makes us feel worse. If we have been bereaved it can be hard to talk to a parent who has their own worries, or there may simply be no words. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
When we are bereaved it can feel as if our whole world has shattered and there is no one who understands. Whether or not our loss was expected, when someone dies it can seem as if we have been forced to walk through a door that we didn't even know was there. There is no way back. The outside world moves on fast, not realising what it's like to be left behind in a blizzard of complex feelings. People often try to cheer us up in a way that just makes us feel worse. If we have been bereaved it can be hard to talk to a parent who has their own worries, or there may simply be no words. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
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Avon CBT & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of supporting people in difficult and often stressful situations, gained by working operationally in the NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the RNLI, as well as teaching in schools and a university. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I offer CBT, Relationship (Couples) Counselling and ADHD Support to individuals and couples, delivered with a warm, calm and compassionate focus. I can provide counselling face-to-face, online or whilst walking outdoors.
My counselling practice is guided by over 20 years of supporting people in difficult and often stressful situations, gained by working operationally in the NHS, Armed Forces, Emergency Services and the RNLI, as well as teaching in schools and a university. This experience informs my practice, enabling me to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment to work through the concern, challenge or problem being faced. I offer CBT, Relationship (Couples) Counselling and ADHD Support to individuals and couples, delivered with a warm, calm and compassionate focus. I can provide counselling face-to-face, online or whilst walking outdoors.
0117 463 0084 View 0117 463 0084
Photo of Kate Therese, Psychotherapist in BS8, England
Kate Therese
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Kate. I am a qualified Psychotherapist specialising in anxiety, depression and women's related issues. This encompasses many of the challenges we face today like societal pressures, career struggles, low self esteem, finding or maintaining meaningful, healthy relationships. I have wide experience with those who identify as women on varying journeys of motherhood, including fertility struggles or being childless by choice, birth trauma or PND, and all the heavy emotions that can accompany those journeys. We can explore the impact these have on your day-to-day life and navigate a way through to a place of empowerment.
Hello, I’m Kate. I am a qualified Psychotherapist specialising in anxiety, depression and women's related issues. This encompasses many of the challenges we face today like societal pressures, career struggles, low self esteem, finding or maintaining meaningful, healthy relationships. I have wide experience with those who identify as women on varying journeys of motherhood, including fertility struggles or being childless by choice, birth trauma or PND, and all the heavy emotions that can accompany those journeys. We can explore the impact these have on your day-to-day life and navigate a way through to a place of empowerment.
020 8106 0663 View 020 8106 0663
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Chris Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
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 View 0117 325 6050
Photo of Ivo Marques, Psychotherapist in BS8, England
Ivo Marques
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Are you looking to improve yourself and change your life? Are you seeking to shift the way you perceive yourself and develop healthier relationships with others? Do you want to boost your confidence, believe in yourself, and invest in things that benefit you? Are you often preoccupied with what other people think or say about you? Do you tend to overthink your responses during conversations? Do you exert significant effort to please others or feel compelled to attain perfection? Do you ever experience feelings of not belonging or believing you shouldn't exist? Are you facing challenging relationships with partners and parents?
Are you looking to improve yourself and change your life? Are you seeking to shift the way you perceive yourself and develop healthier relationships with others? Do you want to boost your confidence, believe in yourself, and invest in things that benefit you? Are you often preoccupied with what other people think or say about you? Do you tend to overthink your responses during conversations? Do you exert significant effort to please others or feel compelled to attain perfection? Do you ever experience feelings of not belonging or believing you shouldn't exist? Are you facing challenging relationships with partners and parents?
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BS8

100+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in BS8 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
86% Depression
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
47% AXA PPP
43% Vitality

How Counsellors in BS8 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BS8?

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.