Counselling in Redland, Bristol

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Kelly Paterson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS6
Change is hard. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I offer a warm, empathic and creative counselling relationship where we can work on the the process of understanding, acceptance and change. Together, we will illuminate your inner world, understand repeating patterns, and find new ways to relate to yourself and others. The relationship we develop will support you to explore and understand difficult issues; increase self awareness; and improve connection. Alongside acceptance, compassion and authenticity, I'll bring humour and curiosity to our work.
Change is hard. Whether you are an individual or a couple, I offer a warm, empathic and creative counselling relationship where we can work on the the process of understanding, acceptance and change. Together, we will illuminate your inner world, understand repeating patterns, and find new ways to relate to yourself and others. The relationship we develop will support you to explore and understand difficult issues; increase self awareness; and improve connection. Alongside acceptance, compassion and authenticity, I'll bring humour and curiosity to our work.
0117 456 2964 View 0117 456 2964
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Jenny Morgan
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redland, Bristol BS6
Hello, I'm Jenny, an accredited CBT/REBT therapist based in Bristol. I offer my clients a combination of a compassionate, respectful and non-judgmental space in which to share their experiences and problems, and an approach to therapy that is focused on equipping them to achieve their goals. I'm a big believer in people’s ability to change their own situations and so I see my job as being to help my clients see the power and agency they have over how they experience their lives, where many feel stuck, helpless, or like 'victims of circumstance'. I'm especially interested in working with anxiety, phobias, and anger.
Hello, I'm Jenny, an accredited CBT/REBT therapist based in Bristol. I offer my clients a combination of a compassionate, respectful and non-judgmental space in which to share their experiences and problems, and an approach to therapy that is focused on equipping them to achieve their goals. I'm a big believer in people’s ability to change their own situations and so I see my job as being to help my clients see the power and agency they have over how they experience their lives, where many feel stuck, helpless, or like 'victims of circumstance'. I'm especially interested in working with anxiety, phobias, and anger.
01275 402783 View 01275 402783
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Chris Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redland, Bristol BS8
I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem. grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.
I have experience working with a diverse range of clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, codependency, low self-esteem. grief, loss, work-related stress, anger issues, trauma and addiction.
0117 325 6050 View 0117 325 6050
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redland, Bristol BS8
Not accepting new clients
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
I offer therapy and supervision and have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: CPTSD, PTSD, and DID; dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and links to childhood trauma. 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I am accredited with UKCP, and have specialist trauma training.
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Samreen Bhaidani
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS6
I have over fifteen years of experience working as a counsellor and now as a counselling psychologist (in training). I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, MIND, Off the Record and students. I offer a calm safe space where together we can find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. At times it can be very confusing and frustrating when we can't make sense of our emotions and often feel stuck or overwhelmed. I work collaboratively, cultivating a mindful and inquisitive approach to understand how clients construe their inner reality and life experiences, which paves the way for more fulfilment in daily life.
I have over fifteen years of experience working as a counsellor and now as a counselling psychologist (in training). I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, MIND, Off the Record and students. I offer a calm safe space where together we can find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. At times it can be very confusing and frustrating when we can't make sense of our emotions and often feel stuck or overwhelmed. I work collaboratively, cultivating a mindful and inquisitive approach to understand how clients construe their inner reality and life experiences, which paves the way for more fulfilment in daily life.
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Becky Lewis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
Unexpected life events, such as as death of a loved one, divorce, end of a relationship, loss of employment and sexual/domestic abuse, can be overwhelming that we find ourselves reacting or behaving in uncharacteristic ways such as overcome with anxiety, depression, extreme anger or adopt unhelpful coping mechanisms such as dependence on alcohol or drugs. Therapy provides the opportunity to process such life changing events and examines our response/behaviour as we deal with these issues. It is an opportunity to be truly heard, and heal without fear of judgement, being diminished or shamed.
Unexpected life events, such as as death of a loved one, divorce, end of a relationship, loss of employment and sexual/domestic abuse, can be overwhelming that we find ourselves reacting or behaving in uncharacteristic ways such as overcome with anxiety, depression, extreme anger or adopt unhelpful coping mechanisms such as dependence on alcohol or drugs. Therapy provides the opportunity to process such life changing events and examines our response/behaviour as we deal with these issues. It is an opportunity to be truly heard, and heal without fear of judgement, being diminished or shamed.
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Steve Harland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS6
I am currently offering in person, online video and telephone 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.
I am currently offering in person, online video and telephone 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.
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Lucie Bouchet
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
Not accepting new clients
"I am fascinated about Humans' ability to heal their emotional wounds when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access these, for various reasons. Therapy helps us explore the ways we relate to ourselves and others. It is a journey towards finding / becoming yourself".
"I am fascinated about Humans' ability to heal their emotional wounds when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access these, for various reasons. Therapy helps us explore the ways we relate to ourselves and others. It is a journey towards finding / becoming yourself".
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Kayla Dunkley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS6
Hello, my name is Kayla! I offer in person and online therapy. We can easily fall into feelings of despair, anxiety and self sabotage when met with life difficulties on top of unresolved emotions or trauma. This can be overwhelming, but with the right tools and a safe place to process; patterns can be identified, repeating cycles can be intercepted and changed, improving your emotional wellbeing, relationships and quality of life for the better. If you are fed up, tired of being in a slump or just want to understand yourself better and see change, perhaps now is the time to start your therapeutic journey.
Hello, my name is Kayla! I offer in person and online therapy. We can easily fall into feelings of despair, anxiety and self sabotage when met with life difficulties on top of unresolved emotions or trauma. This can be overwhelming, but with the right tools and a safe place to process; patterns can be identified, repeating cycles can be intercepted and changed, improving your emotional wellbeing, relationships and quality of life for the better. If you are fed up, tired of being in a slump or just want to understand yourself better and see change, perhaps now is the time to start your therapeutic journey.
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Tom Noble
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
Why counselling - There are times where the pressures of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed. For many of us how we feel within ourselves is crucial in day to day life. Wherever we may find ourselves the process of counselling can give us the ability to sculpt and create a vision of belonging that is both true to ourselves and allows us to flourish. What I provide is a non-judgemental, warm and genuine approach focused on person centred therapy. This approach ensures that the client is held throughout the process and feels comfortable exploring experiences both past and present in a safe environment.
Why counselling - There are times where the pressures of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed. For many of us how we feel within ourselves is crucial in day to day life. Wherever we may find ourselves the process of counselling can give us the ability to sculpt and create a vision of belonging that is both true to ourselves and allows us to flourish. What I provide is a non-judgemental, warm and genuine approach focused on person centred therapy. This approach ensures that the client is held throughout the process and feels comfortable exploring experiences both past and present in a safe environment.
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Andrea Herbert
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redland, Bristol BS6
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
I work with people experiencing difficulties such as comple trauma/PTSD, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, inner self critics, stress/burnout & depression; including Veterans. These symptoms can be associated with traumatic events in childhood/adulthood; sexual abuse, personal injury, loss & bereavement, abuse, bullying & domestic violence, active service. I aim to help people recover from the effects of these stressful events on personal functioning & relationships. I also help adjustment to life challenges including health conditions & life transitions; adolescence, parenting, relationship beginning/ending & divorce, & retirement.
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Janine Elizabeth Berwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redland, 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
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Robert Torday
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
Your decision to explore counselling may be prompted by any number of reasons. You may have experienced the loss of somebody close to you. Perhaps your life is confused right now due to challenging personal or work relationships. You may be experiencing depression or fear or loneliness. Or you may wish to look at yourself and reflect on your patterns of behaviour in a new way. Counselling offers an opportunity to be your full self, to express any thoughts and feelings you may have and still feel fully accepted.
Your decision to explore counselling may be prompted by any number of reasons. You may have experienced the loss of somebody close to you. Perhaps your life is confused right now due to challenging personal or work relationships. You may be experiencing depression or fear or loneliness. Or you may wish to look at yourself and reflect on your patterns of behaviour in a new way. Counselling offers an opportunity to be your full self, to express any thoughts and feelings you may have and still feel fully accepted.
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Zak Reeves
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
I am a UKCP registered Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist-in-Training in my sixth year of study at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I work in Bristol and offer affordable therapy to adults. For me, psychotherapy is largely about creating more self-acceptance. This will look different depending on your needs, but in general it will involve a compassionate and empathetic exploration of your life experiences, and how they might influence your present circumstances, to see how each may be creating blocks in your life from a healthy expression of your feelings.
I am a UKCP registered Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist-in-Training in my sixth year of study at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I work in Bristol and offer affordable therapy to adults. For me, psychotherapy is largely about creating more self-acceptance. This will look different depending on your needs, but in general it will involve a compassionate and empathetic exploration of your life experiences, and how they might influence your present circumstances, to see how each may be creating blocks in your life from a healthy expression of your feelings.
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Dr Priya Palmer
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS6
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 and difficult life experiences.
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 and difficult life experiences.
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Dawn Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Redland, Bristol BS6
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
0117 456 5132 View 0117 456 5132
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Karen J O'Connell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
Welcome to my Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Bristol and Cheltenham. I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist (MA Dip, Hip) and UKCP registered. I see clients with a range of issues on both a long term and short-term basis. This includes: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Work Related Stress and Relationship difficulties too early childhood trauma. Also as a Qualified Social Worker I have many years practice of supporting client's through adverse experiences in their lives.
Welcome to my Counselling & Psychotherapy Service in Bristol and Cheltenham. I am an experienced and fully accredited Psychotherapist (MA Dip, Hip) and UKCP registered. I see clients with a range of issues on both a long term and short-term basis. This includes: Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, Work Related Stress and Relationship difficulties too early childhood trauma. Also as a Qualified Social Worker I have many years practice of supporting client's through adverse experiences in their lives.
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Dr Matt Sopp
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile and find out more about my experience as a therapist. If you, or someone you care about, are struggling and finding things overwhelming, reaching out for help is an important first step. I understand that coming to therapy can feel like a daunting experience, however, I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you to talk through your difficulties and to help you identify your goals.
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Noemia Ventura Purcell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk about anything that may be worrying you. It can often help you to understand more about the difficult or troubling thoughts that can be a common experience at any time in our lives. My aim is to listen attentively, in confidence, and to be non-judgemental. I offer personal support to enable my clients to explore their inner-selves and their feelings in order to help them to achieve personal growth.
Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk about anything that may be worrying you. It can often help you to understand more about the difficult or troubling thoughts that can be a common experience at any time in our lives. My aim is to listen attentively, in confidence, and to be non-judgemental. I offer personal support to enable my clients to explore their inner-selves and their feelings in order to help them to achieve personal growth.
0117 456 5531 View 0117 456 5531
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Jamie Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Redland, Bristol BS8
You may have a clear idea of what you want to bring to therapy or it may be more of a vague sense of things not being quite right. Either way, I will offer a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your experience and experiment with a different way of relating to yourself, your relationships, and your environment.
You may have a clear idea of what you want to bring to therapy or it may be more of a vague sense of things not being quite right. Either way, I will offer a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your experience and experiment with a different way of relating to yourself, your relationships, and your environment.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Redland, Bristol

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Redland, Bristol who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
83% Depression
81% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
61% Bereavement
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

52% Aviva
48% AXA PPP
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in Redland, Bristol see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Redland, 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.

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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.