Career Guidance Counselling in Bristol

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Katrina Young
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS34
Hello and welcome. I have particular experience in helping clients who are struggling with a sense of what I call ‘stuckness’, in their life. Are you feeling trapped in a job that doesn’t inspire you to get up every morning? Are you feeling imprisoned in life’s routine and experiencing a sense of emptiness, but are unsure of how to fill that void? Are you quietly asking yourself ‘Who am I?’ You are not alone. I have worked with many individuals with troubles such as these. In a world that seems to be telling us how to look, how to act and even how to feel, it’s no wonder we can find ourselves feeling lost and confused. I can help.
Hello and welcome. I have particular experience in helping clients who are struggling with a sense of what I call ‘stuckness’, in their life. Are you feeling trapped in a job that doesn’t inspire you to get up every morning? Are you feeling imprisoned in life’s routine and experiencing a sense of emptiness, but are unsure of how to fill that void? Are you quietly asking yourself ‘Who am I?’ You are not alone. I have worked with many individuals with troubles such as these. In a world that seems to be telling us how to look, how to act and even how to feel, it’s no wonder we can find ourselves feeling lost and confused. I can help.
0117 463 0633 View 0117 463 0633
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Christian John Liberati
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
Perhaps you feel lost, ungrounded, unable to understand your emotional way of being and always seem to be at conflict with yourself and others in your life. Perhaps you suffer from anxiety, stress, OCD, addictions, lack of self-worth. Perhaps you are grieving a loss of a loved one, relationship break-up or a job. In these times of stress and anxiety, one needs to find one’s inner core strength to be able to be fully grounded and able to fully move into life with clarity and focus. With my counselling skills and our teamwork, you can become the person you were born to be.
01275 408887 View 01275 408887
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Jayne Elisabeth Archer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Hello! I'm Jayne. I'm a Counsellor who specialises in working with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and burnout to re-create balance, meaning and purpose in their lives. Are you? Feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed in your career/life/relationships and feel like you have made choices that no longer fit who you are now. Childless/Childfree and feel misunderstood, judged or invisible. Self-critical, strives to please others and can't say no. Living with a chronic illness or maybe you are struggling with a loss of purpose/direction and feeling lonely, disillusioned or disconnected from the world. If so, then welcome aboard!
Hello! I'm Jayne. I'm a Counsellor who specialises in working with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and burnout to re-create balance, meaning and purpose in their lives. Are you? Feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed in your career/life/relationships and feel like you have made choices that no longer fit who you are now. Childless/Childfree and feel misunderstood, judged or invisible. Self-critical, strives to please others and can't say no. Living with a chronic illness or maybe you are struggling with a loss of purpose/direction and feeling lonely, disillusioned or disconnected from the world. If so, then welcome aboard!
0117 463 0967 View 0117 463 0967
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James Martin
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS10
At times during my commercial and therapy career of more than 25 years, I've experienced the ups and downs and worked through them, just like you.
Feeling stuck is more common than you might think. Your thoughts are piling up, and it feels like the harder you try to sort them out, the more tangled they become. It's natural to cling on to old stuff because it feels safe or familiar, or perhaps you can't quite pinpoint what's up. These moments often show up disguised as stress, a sense of being overwhelmed, or feeling low. There might be signs physically and mentally, telling you it's time for something different. You might also be searching for a new playlist for your mind, wondering if it's even possible as everything seems to be stuck on loop.
At times during my commercial and therapy career of more than 25 years, I've experienced the ups and downs and worked through them, just like you.
Feeling stuck is more common than you might think. Your thoughts are piling up, and it feels like the harder you try to sort them out, the more tangled they become. It's natural to cling on to old stuff because it feels safe or familiar, or perhaps you can't quite pinpoint what's up. These moments often show up disguised as stress, a sense of being overwhelmed, or feeling low. There might be signs physically and mentally, telling you it's time for something different. You might also be searching for a new playlist for your mind, wondering if it's even possible as everything seems to be stuck on loop.
0117 463 3820 View 0117 463 3820
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Kesley Cage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Improving your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, is all an inside job.
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.
Improving your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, is all an inside job.
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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Lisa Michelle Harvey
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I have been lucky enough in my career to date to work with some incredibly inspiring and brave individuals who have been at a crossroads in their life. Sometimes making change felt frightening or impossible due to past beliefs, stuck patterns of behaviour or limiting thought processes. Others were struggling to move on after devastation, illness, loss or identity crisis. I believe it is a privilege to be able to guide those in need at these times due to the courage and vulnerability they show. They are asking from the heart for a new beginning - to break from the past, not feel scared by the future and live truly in the present.
I have been lucky enough in my career to date to work with some incredibly inspiring and brave individuals who have been at a crossroads in their life. Sometimes making change felt frightening or impossible due to past beliefs, stuck patterns of behaviour or limiting thought processes. Others were struggling to move on after devastation, illness, loss or identity crisis. I believe it is a privilege to be able to guide those in need at these times due to the courage and vulnerability they show. They are asking from the heart for a new beginning - to break from the past, not feel scared by the future and live truly in the present.
01798 305084 View 01798 305084
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
023 9200 3294 View 023 9200 3294
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Jack Kirton
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
Every day high-performing men fall foul to stress, burnout, and self-sabotage. Just one bad day or one poor decision can imperil your business and career, reputation, relationships, or sanity. To outclass your competition, restrain your own ego, and best develop and safeguard sound mental health and your long-term performance, future, and legacy, facing the man in the mirror is no longer optional. My mission is to help make this as easy as possible. I specialise in male psychology, men's issues, and intersexual dynamics and have worked with a broad range of challenges, offering an approach that will secure results in most cases.
Every day high-performing men fall foul to stress, burnout, and self-sabotage. Just one bad day or one poor decision can imperil your business and career, reputation, relationships, or sanity. To outclass your competition, restrain your own ego, and best develop and safeguard sound mental health and your long-term performance, future, and legacy, facing the man in the mirror is no longer optional. My mission is to help make this as easy as possible. I specialise in male psychology, men's issues, and intersexual dynamics and have worked with a broad range of challenges, offering an approach that will secure results in most cases.
01427 800739 View 01427 800739
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KR Ltd Supervision & Consultancy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
Are you a counsellor looking for supervision within the Bristol area but also want something that is affordable? My name is Kerry I am a qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor. I am the founder of a well established and recognised counselling company in Bristol, where I manage and support a team of up to 30 student and qualified counsellors. My ethos has always been to provide support to others that is affordable and easy to access and this is exactly what I hope to provide as a supervisor to. I am able to work both online/telephone and in person.
Are you a counsellor looking for supervision within the Bristol area but also want something that is affordable? My name is Kerry I am a qualified integrative counsellor and supervisor. I am the founder of a well established and recognised counselling company in Bristol, where I manage and support a team of up to 30 student and qualified counsellors. My ethos has always been to provide support to others that is affordable and easy to access and this is exactly what I hope to provide as a supervisor to. I am able to work both online/telephone and in person.
0117 456 5065 View 0117 456 5065
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Charlene Wolf
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS15
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor offering in person sessions only. I offer a warm, compassionate approach in a non judgemental space. I have experience working with bereavement, anxiety, anger, depression, chronic pain, life transitions and communication within relationships.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor offering in person sessions only. I offer a warm, compassionate approach in a non judgemental space. I have experience working with bereavement, anxiety, anger, depression, chronic pain, life transitions and communication within relationships.
0117 463 3721 View 0117 463 3721
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Inner World Therapies
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ptsd, and relationship issues.
I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, ptsd, and relationship issues.
0117 456 2072 View 0117 456 2072
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Joy Trevivian
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS34  (Online Only)
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.
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 View 0117 463 7243
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Stephen Gallini
Counsellor, MA, HCPC-Music Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
I am an integrative counsellor, HCPC registered Music Therapist and Neurologic Music Therapist, with a MSc in Psychology of Pathological addictions, and further training, amongst others, in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy. Currently, I'm finalizing my MSc in Clinical Psychology. Within a holistic person-centred approach, I include in my practice techniques based on mindfulness and breathwork, and, as a Registered Nurse, I bring a well-rounded understanding of health and patient care into my practice.
I am an integrative counsellor, HCPC registered Music Therapist and Neurologic Music Therapist, with a MSc in Psychology of Pathological addictions, and further training, amongst others, in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy. Currently, I'm finalizing my MSc in Clinical Psychology. Within a holistic person-centred approach, I include in my practice techniques based on mindfulness and breathwork, and, as a Registered Nurse, I bring a well-rounded understanding of health and patient care into my practice.
0117 456 2147 View 0117 456 2147
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BS2Therapy Rooms
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
Humanistically recognising the needs of an individual ,we see how trauma can be held at a very deep level. Working from the story of an individuals early negative & positive childhood experiences and using Integrative therapy in a number of ways to help the process of getting to one's core beliefs, helps to create a safe space for them to explore and release old patterns. This happens by building a trust with the client to allow their vulnerability to come through. Then, looking at the blocks or defences, via counselling and body Psychotherapy, a unique holistic approach to wellbeing, allows the journey back to health.
Humanistically recognising the needs of an individual ,we see how trauma can be held at a very deep level. Working from the story of an individuals early negative & positive childhood experiences and using Integrative therapy in a number of ways to help the process of getting to one's core beliefs, helps to create a safe space for them to explore and release old patterns. This happens by building a trust with the client to allow their vulnerability to come through. Then, looking at the blocks or defences, via counselling and body Psychotherapy, a unique holistic approach to wellbeing, allows the journey back to health.
0117 325 3721 View 0117 325 3721
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Alison Edwards Therapy, Coaching and Supervision
Psychologist, MSc, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Choosing a therapist can be a stressful process, and it's difficult to decide which kind of therapy to try. Many people find it helpful to work with a therapist who has trained in more than one therapy, who can switch to a different therapy when needed, and who can tailor sessions according to your needs. You can have a phone consultation with me to discuss what you are looking for and ask questions. 16 years experience in supporting neurodivergent clients (with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or other difficulties) led me to further training in autism, and specialised CBT and ACT for ADHD and emotional regulation problems.
Choosing a therapist can be a stressful process, and it's difficult to decide which kind of therapy to try. Many people find it helpful to work with a therapist who has trained in more than one therapy, who can switch to a different therapy when needed, and who can tailor sessions according to your needs. You can have a phone consultation with me to discuss what you are looking for and ask questions. 16 years experience in supporting neurodivergent clients (with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or other difficulties) led me to further training in autism, and specialised CBT and ACT for ADHD and emotional regulation problems.
01392 321135 View 01392 321135
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Jimi D Katsis
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Have you decided to change the feelings and behaviours that stop you from living a life you want to live? Have you had enough of living with the crushing effects of anxiety and depression, dragging around the weight of your past? Do you finally feel ready to tackle the intrusive thoughts and negativity that seem to have a life of their own, impacting every decision you try to make? Are you carrying the weight of family dysfunction and trauma and are prepared to commit to a programme that will help you change how you think, feel and react?
Have you decided to change the feelings and behaviours that stop you from living a life you want to live? Have you had enough of living with the crushing effects of anxiety and depression, dragging around the weight of your past? Do you finally feel ready to tackle the intrusive thoughts and negativity that seem to have a life of their own, impacting every decision you try to make? Are you carrying the weight of family dysfunction and trauma and are prepared to commit to a programme that will help you change how you think, feel and react?
0117 463 6831 View 0117 463 6831
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Joe Gruenewald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hi and Welcome. I am an empathic, energetic and highly motivated individual who loves motivating others and helping them to work towards realising their true potential. Therapy is an option you might like to consider if you are experiencing difficulties in your life. It can help you think and feel through difficult personal questions, take stock of your life and address the issues that are making life difficult. Gaining a clearer appreciation and understanding of a problem is the first step on the road to making changes. Adapting the way I work to your specific needs, we will explore and discover, what might best assist you.
Hi and Welcome. I am an empathic, energetic and highly motivated individual who loves motivating others and helping them to work towards realising their true potential. Therapy is an option you might like to consider if you are experiencing difficulties in your life. It can help you think and feel through difficult personal questions, take stock of your life and address the issues that are making life difficult. Gaining a clearer appreciation and understanding of a problem is the first step on the road to making changes. Adapting the way I work to your specific needs, we will explore and discover, what might best assist you.
020 4538 6382 View 020 4538 6382
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Karin Hogan
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS7
Hello - if you are struggling with low mood, anxiety or overwhelm I offer empathetic, friendly and professional support. Working together I can help you to develop the attitudes and skills to better manage emotional and life issues. Client quotes: 'My experience of therapy with Karin was positive and enlightening... the strategies and techniques we discussed are still proving invaluable long after my sessions.' ‘The biggest thing I learned is to allow myself to say no to taking on additional commitments without feeling guilty.
Hello - if you are struggling with low mood, anxiety or overwhelm I offer empathetic, friendly and professional support. Working together I can help you to develop the attitudes and skills to better manage emotional and life issues. Client quotes: 'My experience of therapy with Karin was positive and enlightening... the strategies and techniques we discussed are still proving invaluable long after my sessions.' ‘The biggest thing I learned is to allow myself to say no to taking on additional commitments without feeling guilty.
0117 463 4176 View 0117 463 4176
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Ashlyn Firkins
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with almost a decade of experience as an NHS Psychologist. 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. I work with a broad range of difficulties, which include anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with almost a decade of experience as an NHS Psychologist. 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. I work with a broad range of difficulties, which include anxiety, low mood, trauma, chronic-illnesses, relationship and employment issues.
0117 463 7124 View 0117 463 7124
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Miro Cansky
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
Update: As of June 2024, I am OPEN to new enquiries. With over 20 years in practice, my main objective is for you to know that you are welcome exactly as you are. Whatever is on your mind can be explored in a non-critical and open way. I want you to know that you are safe in your counselling sessions. You can rest assured that it is okay to ‘blurt it all out’, because we will be able to make sense of things together. You can also take your time to think and be quiet as you gather your thoughts. There is no pressure to go into topics you don’t want to speak about. In short, you can come exactly as you are.
Update: As of June 2024, I am OPEN to new enquiries. With over 20 years in practice, my main objective is for you to know that you are welcome exactly as you are. Whatever is on your mind can be explored in a non-critical and open way. I want you to know that you are safe in your counselling sessions. You can rest assured that it is okay to ‘blurt it all out’, because we will be able to make sense of things together. You can also take your time to think and be quiet as you gather your thoughts. There is no pressure to go into topics you don’t want to speak about. In short, you can come exactly as you are.
0117 456 5396 View 0117 456 5396

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Career Guidance Counsellors

How do I know if I need career counselling?

Determining whether a career counsellor is needed involves assessing one's current career and identifying what changes can be made to improve one's overall quality of life. In particular, feelings of loss of motivation, fatigue, anxiety, depression, procrastination, or ongoing levels of high stress can all be indicative of a need for career-related counselling. In addition, individuals changing jobs may want the decision-making support or self-reflection opportunities provided by a career counsellor.

Who can benefit from career counselling?

Anyone can benefit from the self-reflection, skill development, and stress management techniques that career counselling can provide. However, individuals who are feeling overwhelmed or burnt out with their current job and individuals considering a major career change may particularly benefit from career counselling to improve their wellbeing. Additionally, individuals who are facing issues in their current job, such as coworker relationship challenges or not meeting performance goals, may benefit from the perspective that a career counsellor can provide. College-age or young professionals may also uniquely benefit from career counselling as they make key decisions surrounding education and job training that will impact their career trajectory.

How long does career counselling typically last?

The length of career counselling can vary greatly depending on the needs of the individual and what type of support they are seeking Career coaching or advising services—which serve clients in a specific, goal-oriented capacity—often last for a shorter duration and are sometimes only a single session or a few sessions in length. In contrast, career counselling as part of a more integrative therapeutic relationship with a counsellor may last longer, particularly if the issues faced by the client are longstanding and/or more complex in nature; in such cases, individuals may expect therapy to last multiple months or longer.

How to prepare for career counselling?

Clients can prepare for career counselling sessions by outlining the specific topics they would like to address with the counsellor, such as current job challenges or hopes for the future of their career. Compiling one's thoughts on such topics often requires reflection on one's career and future goals, which in itself can be beneficial for session preparation. Clients may also want to put together a list of questions they would like to ask the counsellor, particularly if the career counsellor they are seeing has particular expertise in a given career area. Conducting research into potential future jobs, training opportunities, or support resources in one's area may also help clients prepare for career counselling by providing them with a background of what resources are available in their area.