Counselling in Bristol

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Photo of Catherine Alexander - Red Door Therapy, Psychotherapist
Red Door Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
My name is Catherine and I work with children in the early years (0-5 years old) and primary school age (5-11 years old) who struggle with language and communication, have difficulties socialising, struggle to attend school, who may be experiencing developmental delays or are non-verbal, or children diagnosed with Autism. Many of the children I work with are waiting for a diagnosis, however, all children are at different stages so please get in contact if you would like to discuss some specific needs/concerns that you have.
My name is Catherine and I work with children in the early years (0-5 years old) and primary school age (5-11 years old) who struggle with language and communication, have difficulties socialising, struggle to attend school, who may be experiencing developmental delays or are non-verbal, or children diagnosed with Autism. Many of the children I work with are waiting for a diagnosis, however, all children are at different stages so please get in contact if you would like to discuss some specific needs/concerns that you have.
0117 456 2035 View 0117 456 2035
Photo of Vicki Johnstone, MSc, GMBPsS, Psychologist
Vicki Johnstone
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bristol BS37
Waitlist for new clients
I am Vicki (she/her) a senior practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience within private, charitable, voluntary, judicial, health and social care sectors. I'm skilled at working with people throughout their lives; young adults currently make up most of my caseload, but I'm more than happy to work with people of any age. I have always been told that I am a warm, empathic, down to earth and non-judgemental person, with whom people feel at ease. I am open, honest, inclusive and respectful of diversity and able to provide evidence-based, compassionate support for a wide range of difficulties.
I am Vicki (she/her) a senior practitioner with 20 years of clinical experience within private, charitable, voluntary, judicial, health and social care sectors. I'm skilled at working with people throughout their lives; young adults currently make up most of my caseload, but I'm more than happy to work with people of any age. I have always been told that I am a warm, empathic, down to earth and non-judgemental person, with whom people feel at ease. I am open, honest, inclusive and respectful of diversity and able to provide evidence-based, compassionate support for a wide range of difficulties.
0117 463 1849 View 0117 463 1849
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Jon Munday
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
Taking the step into therapy can be daunting and the reasons varied, or even hard to verbalize. Whatever your struggles, I offer a dependable, confidential and non-judgemental space. Together we can explore your past, to unearth new insight on where and who you currently are. As well as looking at the present situation, with your relationships, work and sense of self. Whatever you choose to bring though, I will support and be with you in it. Therapy is a collaboration and the relationship we build together can be the source of a greater sense of self acceptance, resilience and joy.
Taking the step into therapy can be daunting and the reasons varied, or even hard to verbalize. Whatever your struggles, I offer a dependable, confidential and non-judgemental space. Together we can explore your past, to unearth new insight on where and who you currently are. As well as looking at the present situation, with your relationships, work and sense of self. Whatever you choose to bring though, I will support and be with you in it. Therapy is a collaboration and the relationship we build together can be the source of a greater sense of self acceptance, resilience and joy.
0117 463 1305 View 0117 463 1305
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Emma Sophia Tooley
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
I have been working with adults and children for the past 10 years covering different areas of mental health and wellbeing including anxiety, phobias, OCD and depression. I have a strong background in delivering CBT interventions for mild-moderate anxiety and depression as well as extensive experience delivering child anxiety and behavioural problems parenting courses.
I have been working with adults and children for the past 10 years covering different areas of mental health and wellbeing including anxiety, phobias, OCD and depression. I have a strong background in delivering CBT interventions for mild-moderate anxiety and depression as well as extensive experience delivering child anxiety and behavioural problems parenting courses.
0117 463 7317 View 0117 463 7317
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Monique Fearon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
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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Dr Janne M Rodsten
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS9  (Online Only)
Where are you headed? Do you need to make some changes in your life? Within yourself? What do you want out of life? I offer confidential online talking therapy to people with a wide range of psychological issues and 'living' problems. People come to therapy to get help with many different issues. These may include different forms of anxiety and/or depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse, anger, panic, guilt and shame, trauma, phobias, post-traumatic stress, OCD, impact of illness, mental health issues and more... - or they come for much-needed personal exploration and understanding.
Where are you headed? Do you need to make some changes in your life? Within yourself? What do you want out of life? I offer confidential online talking therapy to people with a wide range of psychological issues and 'living' problems. People come to therapy to get help with many different issues. These may include different forms of anxiety and/or depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse, anger, panic, guilt and shame, trauma, phobias, post-traumatic stress, OCD, impact of illness, mental health issues and more... - or they come for much-needed personal exploration and understanding.
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Leanne McEvoy
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
Hello, I'm Leanne, a senior Clinical Psychologist and trauma specialist offering psychotherapy with heart. I create a warm, safe and nurturing environment for clients to heal from difficult experiences and trauma from the past in order to have greater well-being in the future. I believe that therapy and trauma processing can be a poignant and even beautiful experience when we learn to hold all parts of ourselves with warmth, compassion and acceptance. In the words of John O'Donohue 'May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.'
Hello, I'm Leanne, a senior Clinical Psychologist and trauma specialist offering psychotherapy with heart. I create a warm, safe and nurturing environment for clients to heal from difficult experiences and trauma from the past in order to have greater well-being in the future. I believe that therapy and trauma processing can be a poignant and even beautiful experience when we learn to hold all parts of ourselves with warmth, compassion and acceptance. In the words of John O'Donohue 'May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.'
0117 456 2960 View 0117 456 2960
Photo of Jessica Aldridge - Jessica Aldridge Therapy, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Jessica Aldridge Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS6
Sometimes life can begin to feel challenging and painful, impacting your inner and outer world. This could be instigated by past traumas, current distressing circumstances or a long-standing mental health condition. Maybe you cannot identify what feels out of place but know that you would like support to explore these emotions and work towards a place of healing. The prospect of entering into therapy can feel like an overwhelming decision, especially in choosing what will best suit your needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance, enabling trust and respect, ultimately resulting in lasting change.
Sometimes life can begin to feel challenging and painful, impacting your inner and outer world. This could be instigated by past traumas, current distressing circumstances or a long-standing mental health condition. Maybe you cannot identify what feels out of place but know that you would like support to explore these emotions and work towards a place of healing. The prospect of entering into therapy can feel like an overwhelming decision, especially in choosing what will best suit your needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance, enabling trust and respect, ultimately resulting in lasting change.
0117 463 2477 View 0117 463 2477
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Tom Holland-Pearse
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bristol BS2
Does you best simply never feel enough? Do you worry endlessly about what others think of you? Perhaps you spend days and weeks dwelling on mistakes you've made and your fear you'll always end up a failure? Depression and anxiety will do that to you but the important thing to remember is that these thoughts (however powerful) are just that - thoughts. Thoughts aren't facts and there's no reason you have to fall victim to them anymore.
Does you best simply never feel enough? Do you worry endlessly about what others think of you? Perhaps you spend days and weeks dwelling on mistakes you've made and your fear you'll always end up a failure? Depression and anxiety will do that to you but the important thing to remember is that these thoughts (however powerful) are just that - thoughts. Thoughts aren't facts and there's no reason you have to fall victim to them anymore.
0117 456 2438 View 0117 456 2438
Photo of Janine Elizabeth Berwick, MBACP, Counsellor
Janine Elizabeth Berwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS8
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or low self esteem, I want to walk alongside you and help you. I aim to offer an approach that is suitable to what you are going through, where you feel met and understood. I want to help you to understand the impact your past has had in forming who you are and how you can let go of some of the things that have caused you pain and how you can grow in self awareness and self confidence and become who you were born to be.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression or low self esteem, I want to walk alongside you and help you. I aim to offer an approach that is suitable to what you are going through, where you feel met and understood. I want to help you to understand the impact your past has had in forming who you are and how you can let go of some of the things that have caused you pain and how you can grow in self awareness and self confidence and become who you were born to be.
01275 402833 View 01275 402833
Photo of David Cox, MBACP, Counsellor
David Cox
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS36
I am on leave throughout August, but can be in contact with you in September. You may be here because you want to feel better. It could be that you are struggling with an immediate life problem such as a specific anxiety, depression or life situation that you need someone to help you with. Or it may be a general feeling that something in life doesn't seem right and you want to explore it. Making sense of it can be difficult on your own. Through counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening so that you can start to feel more like the person that you want to be.
I am on leave throughout August, but can be in contact with you in September. You may be here because you want to feel better. It could be that you are struggling with an immediate life problem such as a specific anxiety, depression or life situation that you need someone to help you with. Or it may be a general feeling that something in life doesn't seem right and you want to explore it. Making sense of it can be difficult on your own. Through counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening so that you can start to feel more like the person that you want to be.
01454 809561 View 01454 809561
Photo of Nazeia Rani, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Nazeia Rani
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I am a psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
I am a psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
0117 325 4341 View 0117 325 4341
Hellena Bitsios
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
My work is underpinned by Buddhist principles and practice and is strongly influenced by Jungian and Humanistic psychology as well as Family Constellation principles and Shamanic Practice. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and safe space where you can explore the feelings, the thoughts, and relational patterns which get in the way of you fully living.
My work is underpinned by Buddhist principles and practice and is strongly influenced by Jungian and Humanistic psychology as well as Family Constellation principles and Shamanic Practice. I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and safe space where you can explore the feelings, the thoughts, and relational patterns which get in the way of you fully living.
0117 463 7961 View 0117 463 7961
Photo of Katrina Young, MBACP, Counsellor
Katrina Young
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS34
Hello and welcome. I have particular experience in helping clients who are struggling with a sense of what I call ‘stuckness’, in their life. Are you feeling trapped in a job that doesn’t inspire you to get up every morning? Are you feeling imprisoned in life’s routine and experiencing a sense of emptiness, but are unsure of how to fill that void? Are you quietly asking yourself ‘Who am I?’ You are not alone. I have worked with many individuals with troubles such as these. In a world that seems to be telling us how to look, how to act and even how to feel, it’s no wonder we can find ourselves feeling lost and confused. I can help.
Hello and welcome. I have particular experience in helping clients who are struggling with a sense of what I call ‘stuckness’, in their life. Are you feeling trapped in a job that doesn’t inspire you to get up every morning? Are you feeling imprisoned in life’s routine and experiencing a sense of emptiness, but are unsure of how to fill that void? Are you quietly asking yourself ‘Who am I?’ You are not alone. I have worked with many individuals with troubles such as these. In a world that seems to be telling us how to look, how to act and even how to feel, it’s no wonder we can find ourselves feeling lost and confused. I can help.
0117 463 0633 View 0117 463 0633
Photo of Regina Dawn Britto, MBACP, Counsellor
Regina Dawn Britto
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS11  (Online Only)
I work with drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety. Using CBT skills and Person-Centred Therapy. Currently working from home via Zoom or Telephone, whichever method you prefer. Currently I have space on Fridays only.
I work with drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety. Using CBT skills and Person-Centred Therapy. Currently working from home via Zoom or Telephone, whichever method you prefer. Currently I have space on Fridays only.
01275 402806 View 01275 402806
Photo of Catherine Lawrence, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Catherine Lawrence
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
I’m accepting new clients. Do you need someone to talk to? You’re welcome here. Feeling stuck in life, ruminating, or reliving difficult moments? I know how painful it can be. Together we can create a relationship where you feel seen and learn to be more in touch with yourself and others. Whether it’s your mental health, relationships, or life changes that you need help with, I believe that somewhere inside, you know best how to right yourself. I work with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, identity, family issues, singleness, stress, work-related issues and more
I’m accepting new clients. Do you need someone to talk to? You’re welcome here. Feeling stuck in life, ruminating, or reliving difficult moments? I know how painful it can be. Together we can create a relationship where you feel seen and learn to be more in touch with yourself and others. Whether it’s your mental health, relationships, or life changes that you need help with, I believe that somewhere inside, you know best how to right yourself. I work with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, identity, family issues, singleness, stress, work-related issues and more
0117 463 3450 View 0117 463 3450
Photo of Aurelia Sleigh, BACP, Counsellor
Aurelia Sleigh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS49  (Online Only)
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
07411 113466 View 07411 113466
Photo of Tom Abbott, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Tom Abbott
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
What brings you to counselling could be any number of reasons: You may have experienced the loss of a loved one; perhaps your life is in such chaos you can no longer see the forest for the trees; or, you may simply wish to look at yourself and your patterns of behaviour in a clearer light. What I offer is a space for you to come to terms with your life, free of judgement, so that you can live it to the fullest.
What brings you to counselling could be any number of reasons: You may have experienced the loss of a loved one; perhaps your life is in such chaos you can no longer see the forest for the trees; or, you may simply wish to look at yourself and your patterns of behaviour in a clearer light. What I offer is a space for you to come to terms with your life, free of judgement, so that you can live it to the fullest.
0117 463 5738 View 0117 463 5738
Photo of Milena Nikolova, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Milena Nikolova
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS3
My name is Milena Nikolova. Based in Bristol, I am a qualified Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience in practice. I have worked with wide viriety of clients and in all mental health settings. My therapeutic style is both warm and professional. I am ethically driven and believe that it is important to try to truly understand a client’s point of view. You will also find that I am flexible, adapting my style to your needs. Even in the face of highly emotive situations, I strive to be open-minded, creative and contemplative. Supporting and caring for my clients comes naturally to me.
My name is Milena Nikolova. Based in Bristol, I am a qualified Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience in practice. I have worked with wide viriety of clients and in all mental health settings. My therapeutic style is both warm and professional. I am ethically driven and believe that it is important to try to truly understand a client’s point of view. You will also find that I am flexible, adapting my style to your needs. Even in the face of highly emotive situations, I strive to be open-minded, creative and contemplative. Supporting and caring for my clients comes naturally to me.
07748 981265 View 07748 981265
Photo of Kayleigh Knight, MBACP, Counsellor
Kayleigh Knight
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS35
At times we can experience tremendous challenges and it can be difficult to see a way forward. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process and explore the things that are having an impact on your life and help you to navigate through any difficulties you may be facing with the professional support of somebody outside of your circle. Counselling can also create a time for you to get to know yourself better, reflect on personal experiences and provide you with tools to make changes which can have a positive impact.
At times we can experience tremendous challenges and it can be difficult to see a way forward. Counselling can provide a safe, non-judgmental space to process and explore the things that are having an impact on your life and help you to navigate through any difficulties you may be facing with the professional support of somebody outside of your circle. Counselling can also create a time for you to get to know yourself better, reflect on personal experiences and provide you with tools to make changes which can have a positive impact.
0117 463 4566 View 0117 463 4566
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bristol

600+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Bristol who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
79% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% AXA PPP
61% Aviva
48% Bupa

How Counsellors in Bristol see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bristol?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.