Counselling in Bristol

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Photo of Cassie de Pourtales, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Cassie de Pourtales
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I work primarily with young adults (18-25yrs), adolescents and children who need a safe and confidential space to explore and communicate their inner world in the context of a warm, sensitive and compassionate atmosphere. Through Play Therapy, I hold a space for a child's deep emotions, thoughts and perceptions to find expression and resolve - puppetry, sand play, drawing and a variety of other mediums are offered. I hold a safe and encouraging space for young adults, older children and adolescents to speak more directly and openly about their feelings & experiences, both past and present.
01275 402765 
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Bristol BS6
Offers online therapy
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Iulian Chear
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Asking yourself how you can make your life more meaningful, in spite of whatever issue you may be struggling with? Counselling can help you make sense of it and move forward. I provide a safe, engaging, and supportive space for you to explore any issue that is troubling you. The ultimate goal would be to help you create a more meaningful life and new ways of approaching your relationship with yourself and others.
0117 463 7137 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Ana Jorge
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Are you feeling confused, lost, scared, overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Many people experience the same. Psychotherapy can help you to understand what lies beneath these emotions and support you in bringing balance to your life. I am a psychotherapist with a wide range of experience working with clients (children, adolescents and adults) in various places. In particular, I have worked in-depth with complex trauma, attachment problems, clients who are in abusive relationships with their partners or family and problems related to the body; I use body techniques to help clients to self-regulate states of panic/anxiety.
0117 463 6993 
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Bristol BS2
Offers online therapy
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Ivana Hardy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Seeking a counsellor can be a daunting process. If you’re having having trouble maintaining nourishing connections or experienced a recent loss or trauma, I can work with you to find your own insights and strengths, enabling you to move towards more freedom and choice. I recognise the need to feel met within a safe and trusting relationship. Having a sense of safeness in the relationship, between us, is at the heart of effective therapy. If we start by being easy and gentle with ourselves, caring for and being able to understand ourselves more fully, can pave the way for more fulfilment.
01291 445613 
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Bristol BS15
Offers online therapy
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Eszter Lukacsi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
There are times in our lives when we face issues that may seem difficult to cope with. It is even harder when we have to deal with these challenges all by ourselves. I believe that every person is both different and unique in their own way, whilst facing their own difficulties. That is why I adjust my work around Your individual needs.
0117 456 5297 
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Bristol BS9
Offers online therapy
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Dr. Lydia French
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
Hello, I am Lydia, a Chartered Psychologist and trainee Psychotherapist. For nearly two decades I have been working in adult mental health. My work has been widely published in some of the UK's leading medical journals and I bring this knowledge to my private practice. I am a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have a PhD in Medicine, a MSc. in Health Psychology, a PgCert in Psychodynamic Practice & formal training in CBT, Existential Counselling & Single Session Therapy. I am currently working toward full accreditation in psychodynamic practice with UKCP at the University of Oxford.
0117 325 3397 
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Bristol BS41
Offers online therapy
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Bridget O'Connell MBACP, DipHIC, BSc (Hons)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Life can be stressful, painful and throw us unexpected challenges. Alternatively we may feel something is missing but are unsure what. Or we may be asking ourselves Who Am I? Whatever the reason for coming to therapy, at these times we need to feel deeply heard, understood and supported. I offer 1:1 face to face, telephone and online counselling and psychotherapy from my private therapy room in South Bristol, off the Wells Road. I offer a free 30 minute initial session which gives us a chance to get to know each other and decide whether we want to work together. There is no obligation to book further sessions after this.
0117 325 5795 
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Bristol BS14
Offers online therapy
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Peter Dorling
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
I offer a confidential space to help you to resolve psychological suffering; to identify and initiate significant changes; acknowledge trauma and loss; negotiate life's transitions and to manage uncertainty. In this process we find the insight and motivation to help resolve difficult issues, and, to clarify and fulfil cherished aims. In the process of talking things over with an experienced individual, or, sharing honest communication in a supportive group, you can be helped to develop increased agency, greater self-worth and resilience, courage to discern a new life-direction, and, the confidence to explore relationship issues.
0117 325 4023 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Smarts Solutions: C E T D
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
I am part of the LGBT+ community and identify as a cis gay man. As a consequence I have seen how life can throw many diverse LGBTQ-related challenges at us: loss, crisis, change - that cause us to question our sense of self. Yet I believe within these challenging times we have the ability to grow and develop - even flourish - through the untangling of our internal and external worlds: who we are, our authentic selves, others’ around us as well as the world in which we live.
01454 804785 
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Bristol BS8
Offers online therapy
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Nicholas McLellan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Most of us are taught from an early age that we should hide parts of ourselves to get by. As the person we are pulls away from the person we’re told we should be, we’re left with lingering distress and a struggle to feel truly connected and at home within ourselves. I believe the more we understand, accept and nurture ourselves, the more equipped to find the connection, community and purpose we’re longing for. Perhaps you feel that sense of struggle, or are feeling unmoored from the person you really are. Perhaps you're looking for support as you grow and find your way.
 
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Bristol BS8
Offers online therapy
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Tracy Norman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
01275 402988 
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Bristol BS7
Offers online therapy
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Peter Lowis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Psychotherapy can help you with such difficulties as: relationship problems, life transitions, depression, anxiety, identity confusion, and anger. People who engage in individual therapy often speak of improvements in the quality of their relationships, increased confidence and a growing ability to take risks and make changes in their lives. Problems in partner relationships can be complex and sometimes destructive and limiting, with roots in childhood difficulties. Couples therapy seeks to understand the underlying issues and conflicts, resolve difficulties and find an agreed way forward.
0117 325 2806 
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Bristol BS1
Waitlist for new clients
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Pablo Reina Martinez
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
My aim is to help you explore any issues that interfere with your mental and emotional wellbeing, and to help you find your own resources to live better. I have always been very interested in understanding what makes people cope, heal and thrive. I know an essential part of the answer comes down to having an environment that supports self-reflection, self-regard and growth. I believe counselling can be that time and space we need to make sense of our experiences, to express ourselves, to explore what configures our identity, to clarify stressors and to update coping strategies.
0117 456 2949 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Colin Brown
Counsellor
Verified
It’s when you sense, or realise, that things can’t remain the same and yet you feel frozen, unable to act, and you don’t know what to do. A personal crisis might leave you feeling powerless and anxious. Then you find that the ways in which you generally deal with problems aren’t working: the people you’d usually turn to for support aren’t enough, they might be too involved with the issues you’re facing. You might also feel unwell. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious, depressed or emotionally fragile. This is when counselling can help. I offer Face to Face, Walk and Talk, Online and Telephone Counselling.
0117 463 0029 
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Bristol BS34
Offers online therapy
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Kristelle Lynne Haslam
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
I work with both individuals and couples. As an individual, some sudden event may have thrown you into crisis and challenged your ability to cope. This might include, a difficulty in a relationship; a loss/bereavement of some kind; or a change that has resulted in stress/anxiety and a feeling of being destabilised. Alternatively you may be suffering from a more general, on-going struggle to see any direction or purpose. A feeling of being disconnected from yourself and others and of there being very little enjoyment in your life.
0117 325 3523 
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Bristol BS9
Offers online therapy
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Robert Holman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
There are many reasons why people seek time and space to talk and reflect. You might want to talk about thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss with others, or consider what has happened to bring you to this point in your life. This can be a space for exploration and discovery, a protected hour in which you will be listened to. My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and together we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.
020 3984 8654 
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Bristol BS7
Offers online therapy
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Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
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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Bristol BS8
Offers online therapy
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Therapy with Narissi
Psychotherapist
Verified
Life’s challenges can result in feeling anxious, depressed, lacking in self esteem or experiencing feelings of intense loneliness. We may struggle with easily being overwhelmed, difficulty in maintaining healthy relationships and our lives may lack meaning. I provide a safe, attentive and non judgemental listening environment. I have a dedicated interest in tackling issues around gender - especially uplifting and empowering women. I work with LGBTQ+, issues relating to anxiety, trauma and interpersonal relationships. I am constantly learning and improving my understanding around issues to do with diversity, sexuality and inclusion.
07896 478325 
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Bristol BS5
Offers online therapy
Photo of Deborah Louise Creed, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Deborah Louise Creed
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
07576 088328 
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Bristol BS6
Offers online therapy
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Tom Noble
Counsellor, BACP
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.
01275 402961 
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Bristol BS8
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bristol are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.

Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bristol then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
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 Bristol, or Child Psychologists in Bristol.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bristol psychologists specialising in EMDR.


What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bristol specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. 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.