Counselling in Greater Bristol

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Photo of Martin Conway Counselling, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Martin Conway Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Counselling in Bristol for people experiencing a range of issues. I offer both in person and remote sessions for individuals and couples. I completed my BCPC training with merit, have worked in placements at an addiction clinic and the Wellbeing Service at UWE and I have 300+ hours of experience. My experience includes (but is not limited to) stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, long-term illness and self-esteem.
Counselling in Bristol for people experiencing a range of issues. I offer both in person and remote sessions for individuals and couples. I completed my BCPC training with merit, have worked in placements at an addiction clinic and the Wellbeing Service at UWE and I have 300+ hours of experience. My experience includes (but is not limited to) stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, long-term illness and self-esteem.
01275 408902 View 01275 408902
Photo of Kat Wojciechowska, Psychotherapist in Greater Bristol, England
Kat Wojciechowska
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
My name is Kat. I am an integrative counsellor/ Counselling Psychologist in my final year of study. The primacy of relatedness and quality of relationship remains at the centre of my therapeutic practice. The therapy result is our joint effort, and you are an expert in your life. I offer non-judgmental, emphatic help. A safe, confidential space where you can explore existing difficulties and their meaning in the context of your life.
My name is Kat. I am an integrative counsellor/ Counselling Psychologist in my final year of study. The primacy of relatedness and quality of relationship remains at the centre of my therapeutic practice. The therapy result is our joint effort, and you are an expert in your life. I offer non-judgmental, emphatic help. A safe, confidential space where you can explore existing difficulties and their meaning in the context of your life.
01275 402918 x0044 View 01275 402918 x0044
Photo of Richard De Val, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Richard De Val
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bristol BS6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Counselling for men who don't want counselling ... Many men see therapy as a waste of time and money, a one-sided converastion, solely focused on feelings, with little opportunity for you to fix things yourself. You want to go it alone.The very notion of discussing your private life with a stranger makes you recoil. You really want to be okay. You really want to just have your life together. But you cant' seem to stop being moody, angry, agressive, jealous and, sometimes even, suicidal. You may be drinking too much, using drugs or gambling too much. Deep down, you're suffering and so are the people around you.
Counselling for men who don't want counselling ... Many men see therapy as a waste of time and money, a one-sided converastion, solely focused on feelings, with little opportunity for you to fix things yourself. You want to go it alone.The very notion of discussing your private life with a stranger makes you recoil. You really want to be okay. You really want to just have your life together. But you cant' seem to stop being moody, angry, agressive, jealous and, sometimes even, suicidal. You may be drinking too much, using drugs or gambling too much. Deep down, you're suffering and so are the people around you.
020 3835 4901 View 020 3835 4901
Photo of Raychel Hills, Psychotherapist in Greater Bristol, England
Raychel Hills
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
There are many reasons why someone feels they need or want to come to therapy. Challenging personal or professional circumstances, a realisation that habits and lifestyle are not helpful or healthy, an unhappy or difficult past. Sometimes it can be that little voice inside seeking change or support. My aim is to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore past and present life events and create your own narrative of what they mean to you and help emotional wellbeing.
There are many reasons why someone feels they need or want to come to therapy. Challenging personal or professional circumstances, a realisation that habits and lifestyle are not helpful or healthy, an unhappy or difficult past. Sometimes it can be that little voice inside seeking change or support. My aim is to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore past and present life events and create your own narrative of what they mean to you and help emotional wellbeing.
0117 463 2434 View 0117 463 2434
Photo of Beth Lazenby, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Beth Lazenby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
In life, we all experience loss and major changes; we face difficult choices and overwhelming feelings. As a counsellor I know support and self-understanding are key in moving forward positively, but as a human I know this is easier said than done. Finding the right therapist and the consequent process is deeply personal and should be rooted in trust, empathy and an accepting environment. With experience in trauma, addiction and mental health, my focus is you, and the respect and understanding of your unique story and context. Whatever is going on, together we can explore your past, make sense of the present and plan for the future.
In life, we all experience loss and major changes; we face difficult choices and overwhelming feelings. As a counsellor I know support and self-understanding are key in moving forward positively, but as a human I know this is easier said than done. Finding the right therapist and the consequent process is deeply personal and should be rooted in trust, empathy and an accepting environment. With experience in trauma, addiction and mental health, my focus is you, and the respect and understanding of your unique story and context. Whatever is going on, together we can explore your past, make sense of the present and plan for the future.
0117 463 4552 View 0117 463 4552
Photo of Nick Morecroft Trauma Counselling, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Nick Morecroft Trauma Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel you have issues in your life that are hard to understand or explain? Do you feel like you are struggling with trauma or PTSD? How would you like to be able to peel back the covers of your problems, find the causes and put them right? Whilst therapy isn't quite as easy as that, with care and really strong support you may be suprised at how much change is possible!
Do you feel you have issues in your life that are hard to understand or explain? Do you feel like you are struggling with trauma or PTSD? How would you like to be able to peel back the covers of your problems, find the causes and put them right? Whilst therapy isn't quite as easy as that, with care and really strong support you may be suprised at how much change is possible!
07463 189639 View 07463 189639
Photo of Dr Elizabeth Haycock., Psychologist in Greater Bristol, England
Dr Elizabeth Haycock.
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Liz and I’ve been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2010 and a Cognitive Analytic Therapist since 2014. I am also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I have experience of working with a range of emotional, relational and mental health difficulties.
Hi, my name is Liz and I’ve been working as a qualified Clinical Psychologist since 2010 and a Cognitive Analytic Therapist since 2014. I am also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I have experience of working with a range of emotional, relational and mental health difficulties.
0117 463 4322 View 0117 463 4322
Photo of Kesley Cage, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Kesley Cage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
What a world we live in, hey? So much pain. So much drama, and heartache. Yet, also so much beauty, love, and understanding. There's nothing to do except be here now and show up fully, living as best as we can. This is where therapy begins. It may be hard work to change your habits, or to stop your thoughts spiralling. However you may find stillness, presence and recovery. No matter what adversity you've been through, I believe that you can grow from it and gain resilience.
What a world we live in, hey? So much pain. So much drama, and heartache. Yet, also so much beauty, love, and understanding. There's nothing to do except be here now and show up fully, living as best as we can. This is where therapy begins. It may be hard work to change your habits, or to stop your thoughts spiralling. However you may find stillness, presence and recovery. No matter what adversity you've been through, I believe that you can grow from it and gain resilience.
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Photo of Zak Reeves, Psychotherapist in Greater Bristol, England
Zak Reeves
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Psychotherapy can be a useful tool in helping us to manage life's difficulties. It can be a place for you to explore issues that you are currently struggling with, such as anxiety or depression, or just an opportunity to understand yourself better. In my practice, I am specifically interested in working with you to create more self-acceptance. This can look different for different people, but in general it will involve a compassionate and empathic exploration of past experiences, and how they might interact with our present circumstances, to see how each may be creating blocks in our lives from a healthy expression of our feelings.
Psychotherapy can be a useful tool in helping us to manage life's difficulties. It can be a place for you to explore issues that you are currently struggling with, such as anxiety or depression, or just an opportunity to understand yourself better. In my practice, I am specifically interested in working with you to create more self-acceptance. This can look different for different people, but in general it will involve a compassionate and empathic exploration of past experiences, and how they might interact with our present circumstances, to see how each may be creating blocks in our lives from a healthy expression of our feelings.
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Photo of Ginny Bates, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Ginny Bates
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Bristol BS16
I am an integrative humanistic counselor with over twenty-five years of counseling experience; 12 years counseling in the NHS; 9 years in private practice, My approach is relational, underpinned by person-centered principles, integrating skills from a variety of modalities. Trauma-informed practice. I am experienced working with people from diverse walks of life intersectionally. I will work to form a warm relationship with you to identify what you wish to change, and how to get there. I will discuss your preferences for how we work and decide together how to proceed. Whatever your issue, I am interested in you as an individual.
I am an integrative humanistic counselor with over twenty-five years of counseling experience; 12 years counseling in the NHS; 9 years in private practice, My approach is relational, underpinned by person-centered principles, integrating skills from a variety of modalities. Trauma-informed practice. I am experienced working with people from diverse walks of life intersectionally. I will work to form a warm relationship with you to identify what you wish to change, and how to get there. I will discuss your preferences for how we work and decide together how to proceed. Whatever your issue, I am interested in you as an individual.
0117 463 7256 View 0117 463 7256
Photo of Cassie de Pourtales, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Cassie de Pourtales
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Hello, I'm Cassie ! In practice for 13 years, I offer specialist trauma informed support to adults, adolescents and children. I offer adult & teen counselling, parent consultations and child play therapy. If you are a parent struggling to find effective solutions for your child's challenging/distressed behaviour, I'm here to help. If you are a young adult or teen struggling to manage your thoughts and emotions I can provide safe, warm and confidential support. If you are an adult battling with issues related to anxiety, grief, distress or major life changes I am here to help you find your way to relief, resolve and greater ease.
Hello, I'm Cassie ! In practice for 13 years, I offer specialist trauma informed support to adults, adolescents and children. I offer adult & teen counselling, parent consultations and child play therapy. If you are a parent struggling to find effective solutions for your child's challenging/distressed behaviour, I'm here to help. If you are a young adult or teen struggling to manage your thoughts and emotions I can provide safe, warm and confidential support. If you are an adult battling with issues related to anxiety, grief, distress or major life changes I am here to help you find your way to relief, resolve and greater ease.
01275 402765 View 01275 402765
Photo of Dominic Glover, Psychologist in Greater Bristol, England
Dominic Glover
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and have worked in NHS adult psychological therapies services since that time. I have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Clinician for an NHS service in West London before re-locating to the South-West and working in private practice.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and have worked in NHS adult psychological therapies services since that time. I have worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Clinician for an NHS service in West London before re-locating to the South-West and working in private practice.
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Photo of Karen Christie, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Karen Christie
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or finding life too hard to manage? If you're going through a difficult time & looking for help, you are welcome to contact me. Counselling offers a confidential place to explore feelings without any pressure or judgement. This process can help reduce confusion and help make life more manageable. I am an experienced, qualified & Integrative Counsellor, which means I work with different theoretical concepts and models depending on my clients’ needs and ways of experiencing. My core style is Person Centred which means I truly believe we all have sufficient resources within to lead fulfilling lives.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or finding life too hard to manage? If you're going through a difficult time & looking for help, you are welcome to contact me. Counselling offers a confidential place to explore feelings without any pressure or judgement. This process can help reduce confusion and help make life more manageable. I am an experienced, qualified & Integrative Counsellor, which means I work with different theoretical concepts and models depending on my clients’ needs and ways of experiencing. My core style is Person Centred which means I truly believe we all have sufficient resources within to lead fulfilling lives.
0117 463 1470 View 0117 463 1470
Photo of Andrew Meader, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Andrew Meader
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
We all experience difficulties at one time or another. It could be that our relationships aren’t all we'd like them to be. Or perhaps we feel anxious, depressed, lonely, or we’re grieving a loss. Perhaps we behave in ways that we'd rather not, or that we don't understand. Or maybe life has lost its meaning, we've lost our sense of direction, feel stuck, or just don't know who we are any more. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space in which to explore such issues in relationship with someone who is skilled, non-judgemental, and really there for you. A space in which to come to terms with things, and allow them to change.
We all experience difficulties at one time or another. It could be that our relationships aren’t all we'd like them to be. Or perhaps we feel anxious, depressed, lonely, or we’re grieving a loss. Perhaps we behave in ways that we'd rather not, or that we don't understand. Or maybe life has lost its meaning, we've lost our sense of direction, feel stuck, or just don't know who we are any more. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space in which to explore such issues in relationship with someone who is skilled, non-judgemental, and really there for you. A space in which to come to terms with things, and allow them to change.
01275 402957 View 01275 402957
Photo of Dawn Fretten Wilson, Counsellor in Greater Bristol, England
Dawn Fretten Wilson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes life can feel like a real struggle. Are your thoughts and feelings reducing your enjoyment of life and your relationships with those around you? Maybe you are experiencing stress or a ‘stuckness’; feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and overwhelm; perhaps you are living with a recent or past loss or relationship difficulties; or is it that a lack of purpose or direction in life is dragging you down? I am an integrative therapist which means that I use elements of different psychological ideas to inform the most appropriate way of working with you. A background in the creative arts enriches and supports my practice.
Sometimes life can feel like a real struggle. Are your thoughts and feelings reducing your enjoyment of life and your relationships with those around you? Maybe you are experiencing stress or a ‘stuckness’; feelings of anxiety, uncertainty and overwhelm; perhaps you are living with a recent or past loss or relationship difficulties; or is it that a lack of purpose or direction in life is dragging you down? I am an integrative therapist which means that I use elements of different psychological ideas to inform the most appropriate way of working with you. A background in the creative arts enriches and supports my practice.
0117 325 2142 View 0117 325 2142
Photo of Michelle Kearney, Psychotherapist in Greater Bristol, England
Michelle Kearney
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Bristol BS5  (Online Only)
I am a relational integrative therapist which means that I have been trained in a range of techniques such as Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Gestalt, CBT and Mindfulness. This means that I can work with people in a way that suits them and their current situation. I don't believe that people need fixing but instead that when provided with a non-judgemental environment and someone who can sit with difficult emotions, people can get to where they want to be and work through times of feeling stuck.
I am a relational integrative therapist which means that I have been trained in a range of techniques such as Psychodynamic, Person-centred, Gestalt, CBT and Mindfulness. This means that I can work with people in a way that suits them and their current situation. I don't believe that people need fixing but instead that when provided with a non-judgemental environment and someone who can sit with difficult emotions, people can get to where they want to be and work through times of feeling stuck.
0117 463 4720 View 0117 463 4720
Photo of Leanne Thomas, Psychotherapist in Greater Bristol, England
Leanne Thomas
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all have times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed. This can impact on our relationships and other areas of our lives. These feelings may make it difficult to reach our potential or know how to progress. Counselling offers a reflective space which is helpful for building self-awareness in order to work through past or present life challenges. I employ a flexible approach which is informed by your needs. I draw on different theories to create a style of therapy which is individually tailored to you, and your aims. I hope to provide an open and accepting, and genuinely safe and non-judgemental space to reflect without fear.
We all have times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed. This can impact on our relationships and other areas of our lives. These feelings may make it difficult to reach our potential or know how to progress. Counselling offers a reflective space which is helpful for building self-awareness in order to work through past or present life challenges. I employ a flexible approach which is informed by your needs. I draw on different theories to create a style of therapy which is individually tailored to you, and your aims. I hope to provide an open and accepting, and genuinely safe and non-judgemental space to reflect without fear.
0117 456 2204 View 0117 456 2204
Photo of Peter Dorling, Psychotherapist in Greater Bristol, England
Peter Dorling
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
I offer a confidential space to help you to resolve psychological pain; to identify and initiate significant changes; acknowledge trauma and loss; negotiate life's transitions and to manage uncertainty. Therapy is a shared exploration of your deepest concerns: we work to discern possible meanings behind suffering and to fulfill cherished aims. By having individual sessions with an experienced clinician, or, sharing honest communication in a supportive, facilitated group, you can develop increased agency, greater self-worth and resilience, courage to discern a new life-direction, and, the confidence to explore relationships.
I offer a confidential space to help you to resolve psychological pain; to identify and initiate significant changes; acknowledge trauma and loss; negotiate life's transitions and to manage uncertainty. Therapy is a shared exploration of your deepest concerns: we work to discern possible meanings behind suffering and to fulfill cherished aims. By having individual sessions with an experienced clinician, or, sharing honest communication in a supportive, facilitated group, you can develop increased agency, greater self-worth and resilience, courage to discern a new life-direction, and, the confidence to explore relationships.
0117 325 4023 View 0117 325 4023
Photo of Peter M. Lowis, Psychotherapist in Greater Bristol, England
Peter M. Lowis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, with more than 25 years' experience of working with adult clients in both private practice and NHS settings. I also have extensive experience as a couples therapist, group facilitator, trainer and educator in psychotherapy, and as a supervisor of other practitioners. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship. To find out more about me, visit my website: bristolpsychotherapist.com
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, with more than 25 years' experience of working with adult clients in both private practice and NHS settings. I also have extensive experience as a couples therapist, group facilitator, trainer and educator in psychotherapy, and as a supervisor of other practitioners. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship. To find out more about me, visit my website: bristolpsychotherapist.com
0117 325 2806 View 0117 325 2806
Photo of Dr Shelley Kerr, Psychologist in Greater Bristol, England
Dr Shelley Kerr
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
We all want to enjoy the lives we have, not be bogged down in self criticism, overwhelmed by emotions, stuck in spirals of negative thinking, or be haunted by the past. If you find yourself here because you're struggling with anxiety, depression, painful emotions, self criticism, or patterns of coping that are damaging your life and your relationships, then you're in the right place. Again and again I have seen the power of compassion in releasing people from the suffering that can come with these cycles. With the right support you too can take the courageous, and sometimes painful steps towards becoming the person you'd like to be.
We all want to enjoy the lives we have, not be bogged down in self criticism, overwhelmed by emotions, stuck in spirals of negative thinking, or be haunted by the past. If you find yourself here because you're struggling with anxiety, depression, painful emotions, self criticism, or patterns of coping that are damaging your life and your relationships, then you're in the right place. Again and again I have seen the power of compassion in releasing people from the suffering that can come with these cycles. With the right support you too can take the courageous, and sometimes painful steps towards becoming the person you'd like to be.
01275 402881 View 01275 402881

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How can I find a therapist in Greater Bristol?

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Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online or over the phone 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.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counselling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

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.

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.