Counselling in Bristol

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Photo of Molly Holland Creative Therapy , Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Molly Holland Creative Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As human beings we are built to survive scary and stressful experiences in life by separating ourselves off from the pain. This self protection can leave us feeling scared and lonely. It maybe difficult to express our feelings and connect with others in a way that feels authentic. We can get drawn in the messages our fearful mind is telling us. It can feel very uncomfortable to be in a more compassion relationship to and begin to embody or beliefs and values. It is courageous to begin the journey back home to ourselves and seek the support of a therapist. I find connecting with our creativity can be a helpful place to start.
0117 463 8396
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Bristol BS10
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Waitlist for new clients
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Joy Trevivian
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I work with women who don’t feel ‘good enough’ to realise their worth and discover their true confidence. Are you overwhelmed by life? Filled with anxiety and constantly waste your energy worrying you’re not good enough or disappointing people? Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on what the problem is, but you know something isn’t quite right. Perhaps you’ve even lost your sense of who you are. You don’t have to feel like this. When life feels too much, we all need a helping hand. Let me be that helping hand. Together we can work towards confidence, calmness, self-esteem and improved relationships in every area of your life.
0117 463 7243
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Bristol BS34
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Waitlist for new clients
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Maria Bellis
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You may have tried to find ways of coping with difficult feelings and events but still have not found the satisfaction you seek. If you have an issue that needs resolving, it may help having someone outside the situation. I work with people who want to explore further any sense of feeling stuck, dissatisfied, unhappy or being in repeated patterns. Together we work out what helps or does not so that you can support yourself to feel better and move on. I understand you want to choose the best person for you and I welcome enquiries. I work in Whitchurch, South Bristol, and currently work On-Line or by telephone in the UK.
0117 200 1164
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Bristol BS14
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Monique Fearon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I'm an Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist based in Bristol but offering counselling worldwide. I'm a fun, creative and encouraging therapist who specialise in Creative Therapy with Children and Young People, life transitions, depression, anxiety self-esteem issues, self-harm, stress and suicidal feelings. I also offer a free 15-30 minutes phone (or Zoom, for those overseas) consultation appointment to allow you the opportunity to see how I can support you and also for us to get to know each other. Please contact me via Psychology Today or call/text my number to book a consultation or visit my website to book directly.
07723 481497
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Bristol BS8
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Emma Reeves
Psychotherapist, MSc, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Verified
I am Art Psychotherapist providing art therapy sessions to adults and young adults in Bristol. I have 13 years experience practicing as an Art Psychotherapist with children, young people and adults in the voluntary sector. I am currently working within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I am familiar with working with the wide range of symptoms arising from trauma such as: anxiety, depression, self harm, behavioural difficulties, dissociation, hyperactivity, hypervigilance, eating difficulties, social difficulties, anger, aggression, etc. I am specialised in working with trauma.
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Bristol BS6
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Carla Thomas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Working with me may help you to identify addictive or destructive cycles, overcome past traumas and events and make positive changes to your lifestyle. My approach is warm, kind and challenging and I integrate different ways of working to explore the best ways for you to explore your issues. I offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore difficulties in your life in central Bristol.
0117 463 7185
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Bristol BS1
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Jill Edwards
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
You are welcome to bring a wide variety of life stories and events into or time together . I hear and work with adults who have difficult childhood experiences, complex issues, traumas, and behaviours which cause them distress. I have worked with addictions, eating disorders and OCD. I work with couples and relationships. It is a supportive space which helps to clarify the problems and reduces the anxiety and depression. . I work via a Cliniko video system for medical and counselling services, Whatsapp video, Skype, telephone and via text or e-mails
0117 456 2508 x0044
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Bristol BS5
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Dr Eoin Earley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I believe in the power of opening up, and while I will draw on theory and knowledge to support each individual client, I am led by the client and their individual needs. An ideal client is someone who wishes to build a therapeutic space alongside me, allowing me to facilitate safety and build trust. I am experienced at working with complex mental health needs, therefore I begin by creating a formulation of the problem with the client, and collaboratively establish their needs and personal goals. i am interested in helping others to learn about themselves through relational dynamics they experience.
0117 428 8154
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Bristol BS6
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Steve Harland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am currently offering telephone, online video and face to face counselling by appointment. If you are currently looking for a counsellor it may well be that you have reached a point of change. You can no longer put up with the current situation you feel you are in. You may be suffering anxious feelings or low mood, or be struggling with anger and frustration, or any number of other concerns. These are feelings that we all experience from time to time, but they can be limiting and have an effect on our general happiness and satisfaction with life.
0117 456 2302
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Bristol BS8
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Nichola Gascoigne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with feelings and thoughts that are limiting your enjoyment of life and affecting your ability to connect with those around you? Are you feeling stuck in old patterns and looking for a change? I am an experienced, warm and down to earth counsellor and have worked with many different people bringing a wide range of issues. Whatever you may bring to counselling, I can offer you support in a non-judgmental and safe space in which to explore your patterns, enquire of yourself as to how you got to be where you are now, and help you to find your way.
0117 456 2768
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Bristol BS6
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Sandra Anne Breach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You maybe seeking support/help when things have become tough, difficult, or overwhelming that could be having an impact on health, mental health, on work, family, partner or affecting other relationships. Maybe past events are having an impact on you today in your life that you feel you need to talk about with a trusted professional, in a confidential way, where you will not be judge or criticised. This could be because you want to address issues around self esteem, sexual abuse, stress related work, health problems, trauma or bereavement. It could be that you need the space to off load, be listened to to find a new perspective
0117 325 6495
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Bristol BS5
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Not accepting new clients
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Pete Weinstock
MSc
My goal is to help people build self-awareness, learn from mistakes and strengthen motivation. If you are looking for support to manage anxiety, stress, difficult emotions, problematic use of drugs and alcohol; or the feelings of helplessness and being overwhelmed that come with persistent problematic behaviour patterns I may be able to provide the support you are looking for. I am a well-qualified and experienced Drug, Alcohol and Addiction Counsellor. I am also trained in Auricular Acupuncture, Motivational Interviewing and Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
07557 473231
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Bristol BS6
Not accepting new clients
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Roberta Principi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You might seek help for a variety of reasons, such as anxiety, low mood, bereavement, eating and body weight problems, relational issues, feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life change situations (the list is not exhaustive). Sometimes it could be difficult to identify a specific reason for seeking support. It might be a struggle to find a sense of meaning or a way through emotional pain. Whatever the reason you are looking for emotional support, I can offer my skills and experience in a safe a confidential non-judgemental space where you can feel free to express your thoughts, and feelings.
0117 463 1988
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Bristol BS1
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Waitlist for new clients
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Stephen Rock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
What you get from me is an attentive and proactive ally. I am friendly and compassionate, but I won't passively observe unhelpful patterns that are barriers to change. Challenging when necessary and in solidarity with the part of you that knows things can be better, will be a key aspect of our relationship. Profound and lasting changes are possible, which is why I encourage people to address the root causes of unhappiness and not settle for learning to live with problems and symptoms that can often be resolved.
01275 403022
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Bristol BS6
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Waitlist for new clients
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Hyunho Khang
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
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
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Dr Priya Palmer
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
Reaching out for help can be the hardest first step. You may be feeling stuck or struggling to get through the day. I work with a range of difficulties: PTSD, low mood, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem, self-criticism, birth trauma, traumatic and difficult life experiences.
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Bristol BS6
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Gabbie Cailes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide a safe and unpressured space where you can explore all aspects of who you are, without the restrictions and expectations you might feel in everyday life. Counselling can help you make sense of your feelings, behaviour and relationships. I believe this can be a process of growth and self-discovery. We often adapt our true selves to manage the pressures of life. Counselling can be an opportunity to say the things you may never have had the chance to say before and explore feelings that may have been hidden. It can lead to deepened self-awareness and can help you find ways to become 'unstuck' and move forward with life.
0117 463 1073
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Bristol BS3
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Ian John Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I’m a qualified therapist involving Humanistic and integrative counselling. I have professional and personal experience working in and through Anxiety, Stress, Low Self-Esteem, Depression,  drug and alcohol addiction, issues around bullying, as well as PTSD and trauma. I also have experience working with those in Nerd/Geek and Alternative Culture.
0117 456 2161
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Bristol BS6
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Photo of Ashlyn Firkins, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Ashlyn Firkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I have a strong belief that people are intrinsically resilient & resourceful & that under the right therapeutic conditions, emotional suffering can be reduced & fulfilling lives, lived out. My intention is to provide a safe, hopeful space for people to explore how they would like to be in the wider world & practical ways to achieve this. Since 2014 I have worked in a variety of NHS settings, using talking therapies to support adults, children & families to navigate a range of emotional & physical health difficulties. These include: anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
0117 463 7124
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Bristol BS16
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Ana Jorge
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
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
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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.