Counselling in Bristol

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Photo of Stafford Wilson, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Stafford Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling is a safe space where you can talk about problems and process difficult emotions without shame or judgement. We often feel that we should be able to deal with our problems without others help. But it is often through sharing and opening up to others, that we can find the way to heal ourselves. Trauma, mental or emotional problems, disconnect us from ourselves and others. Sharing our pain and our story (in a relationship where it is held safely) can allow us to value, respect and have compassion for all parts of ourselves. This re-integration unblocks our creative/healing potential and our sense of purpose and meaning.
01275 402712 
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Bristol BS3
Offers online therapy
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Susan Mary Malone-Hoyle
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
I have worked as a counsellor for many years and am both passionate and motivated as I was in the beginning. I am particularly passionate about working people who have low self-esteem as I believe this covers so many areas/issues in life. As a woman in my 50’s with various life experience this allows me to empathise and have compasion for others. Having come from a multi-cultural family with Irish roots this gives me a greater understanding of cultural diversity and a sense of belonging. I am a spiritual person who has an interest in mindfulness and Yoga.
0117 428 9061 
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Bristol BS9
Offers online therapy
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Charlotte Nash
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
I am an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I have 13 years experience of working in various IAPT primary care services in Bristol including Oasis-Talk and currently Vita Minds. Prior to this I have had several years experience working in social care, working with parental mental health issues and safeguarding children. Whatever your concerns and problems, I can offer you a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space to talk about the things that are concerning you and to explore helpful ways to address these issues together.
0117 463 0818 
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Bristol BS5
Offers online therapy
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Elise Bird
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
I am a qualified integrative therapist with a person-centred ethos, offering a grounded, warm and down-to-earth approach. My role is to create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and navigate the difficulties you might be experiencing in a way that makes you feel heard, valued and understood. Wherever you’re at, that is where I will meet you. We will go at your pace, and collaborate in finding the best way forward for you to make sense of your experience and find authenticity, acceptance, awareness and the confidence to change.
0117 463 0787 
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Bristol BS5
Offers online therapy
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Alex Moate
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling can provide you with much needed clarity when life seems full up, with no room left to think. As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space to explore issues that you are facing, to look more closely at the impact that these are having in your life and to begin to gain new perspectives. As an integrative practitioner I am able to work flexibly with you, with my work being informed by different approaches including Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means that I am able to work in a way that will best suit your individual needs.
0117 456 2377 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Alessandra Raffin, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Alessandra Raffin
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
Hello and thank you to visit my profile. My name is Alessandra, I am a Chartered Psychologist with specialisms in Clinical Neuropsychology and Autogenic Therapy. If you are looking for a safe space in which to explore yourself, heal your suffering and change your behaviour, here, you can find the right professional support.
0117 463 5137 
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Bristol BS3
Offers online therapy
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Di Hall
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Are you going through a challenging period that is affecting daily life? Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, anger separation, loss, grief, trauma, low self esteem/confidence? I can work with you to discover new ways of responding to these different blocks and dilemmas in life. Therapy being offered is person to person & online.
0117 456 2441 
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Bristol BS16
Offers online therapy
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Taryn Talbott
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I believe mental health difficulties do not discriminate and we can all struggle with our mental health and wellbeing. We can all benefit from extra support during difficult stages of our lives. Therapy is a partnership and we both bring different things to the relationship - you bring the expertise about yourself and your life, and I bring psychological knowledge and experience in supporting people who are struggling. I offer telephone or online appointments (via Teams or Zoom) to people of working age or older (18+) across the UK. I am now offering face to face sessions in Bristol. I offer reduced fees for mental health trainees.
0117 463 0267 
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Bristol BS6
Offers online therapy
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Photo of Kerry Lloyd, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Kerry Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Coming to a point where you’re seeking counselling can feel like a huge and often unimagined step. Perhaps you have never experienced feeling how you do now or perhaps you are managing long term anxiety or depression. Relationships strain, work pressures, societal pressures can all weigh down on our self esteem and we can find ourselves without motivation, confused and feeling bad most days. The added layer of feelings of collective trauma from the covid 19 pandemic, alongside however circumstances may have affected you personally can add a significant layer of burden to deal with.
0117 463 0863 
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Bristol BS9
Offers online therapy
Photo of Anna Dabek, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Anna Dabek
Psychologist, MBBS, MBPsS
Verified
Jestem psychologiem i praktykiem SE (Somatic Experiencing Practicioner ). Somatic Experiencing ® (SE) działa na układ nerwowy, który łączy mózg i ciało. Świadomość doznań w ciele daje dostęp do układu nerwowego i naturalnych zdolności uzdrawiania organizmu w celu rozwiązania traumy, szoku i zaburzeń związanych ze stresem.Trauma przybiera wiele form; oczywiste, jawne, takie jak przemoc fizyczna lub seksualna, wypadki samochodowe, wojny, katastrofy itp., a także mniej oczywiste lub ukryte formy, takie jak emocjonalne znęcanie się lub zaniedbanie, zastraszanie.
0117 463 6980 
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Bristol BS9
Offers online therapy
Photo of Luke Brownlee-Williams, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Luke Brownlee-Williams
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Counselling is a place to explore our thoughts, feelings and emotions. A chance to explore our life direction. An opportunity to pause and understand where we are and what is happening in our lives right now. It is a place to explore past and present events or traumas and a space to speak out loud thoughts that had previously been unspeakable.
0117 325 5294 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Ruth Taylor, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Ruth Taylor
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Experiences in life can sometimes prevent us from living our life as fully as we would like to or in the way we wish. Anxiety, depression and other issues can leave us feeling confused and stuck, unable to move forward and take charge of our lives. ​ I offer one-one counselling in a private, confidential and safe space. This can help you explore and understand your experiences, your feelings and your thoughts. It can help you consider and deal with the dilemmas and decisions you face and it can help you understand your patterns, to see new perspectives for your future and to regain the confidence to make the changes you want to. ​
0117 456 2423 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Horus Wellbeing Contemporary Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Feeling safety in a complex world is no mean feet. Childhood, historic, or current experiences, interacting/reacting with the complexities brought about by the pandemic, can exhaust any capacity for resilience. maybe you're a parent/carer of children transitioning from the intensity of lockdown to the uncertainty of the easing of restrictions? Is this further complicated by returning to education settings for children with Autism, ADHD, FASD, SPD, trauma and attachment? Maybe you are a foster care or adoptive parent wondering how to rebalance the attachment bond after the intensity of lockdown, recalibrating interfamilial dynamics?
01275 402727 
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Bristol BS6
Offers online therapy
Photo of Ben James, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Ben James
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
You might seek help for a specific problem such as obsessional behaviour, social anxiety or psycho-somatic symptoms. Or you may have more general feelings of anxiety or depression associated with dissatisfaction in work, the challenge of forming satisfying relationships or issues with money, food or sex. You may feel unfulfilled, bored or creatively inhibited. All of these difficulties affect the quality of your life. Psychotherapy and counselling provide an effective treatment for just such disorders and concerns and can contribute significantly to your mental health, sense of well-being and to managing your life more effectively.
0117 325 4110 
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Bristol BS6
Photo of Hyunho Khang, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Hyunho Khang
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
I have wide experience counselling a diverse range of clients experiencing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, loss, grief, anger issues, confidence issues, relationship difficulties, issues around sex, issues at work, addiction, eating issues, abuse, trauma and autism. I work in conjunction with NHS services and other health professionals to support adults in the South West. I have a particular interest in working with clients with relationship difficulties (including sex issues), clients affected by narcissism in their relationships, and clients with somatic problems including pain, chronic fatigue, ME, IBS and fibromyalgia.
0117 325 2122 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Quentin St Clair in Bristol, England
Quentin St Clair
I am an experienced therapist trained in a number of modalities. As an integrative therapist I can focus on the experience of the therapeutic relationship and can adapt to your needs and style using my many years of experience working with a wide range of clients with varied issues and backgrounds. I will help you to experience a warm therapeutic relationship to support the changes you want to make to improve your experience of life. I also use my experience in the music and IT industry. Working with individuals, couples and young adults mostly, my focus on the relationship is enhanced by my recent use of Imago Relationships.
0117 463 0238 
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Bristol BS3
Offers online therapy
Photo of Rose Sadowski, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Rose Sadowski
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
At some point in life we all need some extra support. A caring and non-judgemental space to feel seen and heard in our experience. Someone to walk alongside us on our journey who is separate from our everyday lives, offering professional guidance & reflection. As a therapist, I aim to offer this in a way that feels congruent and helpful for you. I offer a space for you to process and understand your experience safely. When the world around us can often feel confusing and turbulent, the combination of Psychotherapy and creativity can offer containment, insight and the potential for positive change.
0117 463 3159 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Patricia Falvey, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Patricia Falvey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
We live in a culture that promotes the idea of strong, powerful individuals who live picture perfect lives. There is little room for showing our vulnerability, or our need for connection. There is a cultural expectation that when things are difficult for us we should just 'get over it' and not make a fuss, this might manifest in you with thoughts of "what's wrong with me", "why is this so hard" and "I should be able to manage by myself" and so on! You may be feeling fragmented, ​disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, fearful, unable to cope, you might feel like giving up.
0117 325 2788 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
Photo of Amanda Louise Roberts, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Amanda Louise Roberts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Feel like No one is Listening sometimes....? What with modern technology although it is faster and helpful in many ways it can also be a barrier. Often it can be consuming and affect our relationships in a big way. It may feel like the people we love and are close to aren't really listening to us? Do they seem distracted by Facebook? etc Has Lockdown bamboozled you?!! I am here to help you get back on track ....what with relationships yep being locked in with your partner may seem great to begin with but after a while? hmmm? Maybe not? Maybe it has changed how you both feel about each other?
01454 804784 
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Bristol BS6
Offers online therapy
Photo of Peter Appleton, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Peter Appleton
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
The most important part of any psychological therapy is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist. Feeling heard, understood and accepted form the cornerstone of effective therapy. I pride myself on being able to develop a trusting rapport from people from all backgrounds. I work to enable you to develop your own resources and skills. Only we can change our own lives - but we can't do it alone. Therapy is a journey with a therapist as a fellow traveler. I welcome people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations and identities.
0117 428 9001 
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Bristol BS16
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.