Divorce Counselling in Bristol

Photo of Sarah Wright, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Sarah Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
April 2024 I am now taking on new clients All of us have times in our lives when we feel the need for some extra support. Perhaps we are lacking confidence and self-esteem, going through relationship difficulties, feeling depressed, anxious, experiencing stressful life changes such as bereavement, divorce, or redundancy. Perhaps now is the right time to address long-standing issues – or maybe we find ourselves at a crossroads and feel unsure of ourselves and of which way to turn.
April 2024 I am now taking on new clients All of us have times in our lives when we feel the need for some extra support. Perhaps we are lacking confidence and self-esteem, going through relationship difficulties, feeling depressed, anxious, experiencing stressful life changes such as bereavement, divorce, or redundancy. Perhaps now is the right time to address long-standing issues – or maybe we find ourselves at a crossroads and feel unsure of ourselves and of which way to turn.
0117 456 2205 View 0117 456 2205
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Deborah Louise Creed
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
Deborah Creed is a UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and AFT (Association of Family Therapy) accredited systemic psychotherapist with over ten years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She has a wealth of experience working with problems such as anxiety, behaviour, eating disorders, sleep, social anxiety, bullying, or school-related problems. Deborah has worked with many clients affected by separation, divorce, trauma, or couples wanting to reconnect. Deborah offers a bespoke service to meet the needs of the client. This is a private practice. It is a highly successful and discreet place to talk
07576 088328 View 07576 088328
Photo of Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
I help clients process trauma from abuse, stress, bullying, divorce, relationship break down, and loss.
Modern living can be hard and while we hope that we will be able to cope if we’re feeling low, anxious or distressed; sometimes coping just isn’t enough. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you find structure and stability when things feel chaotic. It can help when it feels like no one around you understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense; or if you no longer feel that you're in control.
I help clients process trauma from abuse, stress, bullying, divorce, relationship break down, and loss.
Modern living can be hard and while we hope that we will be able to cope if we’re feeling low, anxious or distressed; sometimes coping just isn’t enough. Counselling and Psychotherapy can help you find structure and stability when things feel chaotic. It can help when it feels like no one around you understands what it’s like to be you; when the way you feel makes no sense; or if you no longer feel that you're in control.
0117 325 4331 View 0117 325 4331
Photo of Andrea Herbert, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Andrea Herbert
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
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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Photo of Uschi Rigby, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Uschi Rigby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
I work with a wide range of clients who look for help to overcome anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, life-stages and transitions, grief, separation/divorce.
I am passionate about giving people the opportunity to live the life they want to live, instead of being hampered by negative thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours. Being qualified as person-centred integrative counsellor I work in a relational, intuitive way, giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard and understood. I see my work as walking alongside with you through crises and self-exploration to help you discover your inner strengths, competence, resilience and joy.
I work with a wide range of clients who look for help to overcome anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship issues, low self-esteem, trauma, life-stages and transitions, grief, separation/divorce.
I am passionate about giving people the opportunity to live the life they want to live, instead of being hampered by negative thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours. Being qualified as person-centred integrative counsellor I work in a relational, intuitive way, giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard and understood. I see my work as walking alongside with you through crises and self-exploration to help you discover your inner strengths, competence, resilience and joy.
0117 456 2118 View 0117 456 2118
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Dr Craig Newman (Domestic Abuse Specialist)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
You've left an abusive partner (recently or in the distant past) and you are dealing with the aftermath. A difficult divorce, co-parenting or just the confusion, shame and guilt of the experience. The future is where hope lies, but it can be difficult to shake off the past - especially when it makes no sense and your ex is difficult to truly let go of / get closure with. This is my specialist area of work, having been a survivor myself and authored the book (Get Out Get Love). I work with people at all stages to support empowerment, enlightenment and a true journey to freedom and control. Get in touch!
You've left an abusive partner (recently or in the distant past) and you are dealing with the aftermath. A difficult divorce, co-parenting or just the confusion, shame and guilt of the experience. The future is where hope lies, but it can be difficult to shake off the past - especially when it makes no sense and your ex is difficult to truly let go of / get closure with. This is my specialist area of work, having been a survivor myself and authored the book (Get Out Get Love). I work with people at all stages to support empowerment, enlightenment and a true journey to freedom and control. Get in touch!
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Photo of Louise Pivcevic, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Louise Pivcevic
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I'm a Tavistock trained psychotherapist for adolescents, young adults up to 26 and parents., specialising in student mental health, also in parenting including successful co-parenting around separation/divorce. I have 16 years experience in the NHS and a busy private practice. I have a warm, empathic approach, meeting you where you are. I aim to help you discover more freedom and authenticity in how you relate to yourself and others. I treat a diverse range of issues - anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, transgender, sexuality, Member of BACP, ACP and Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
I'm a Tavistock trained psychotherapist for adolescents, young adults up to 26 and parents., specialising in student mental health, also in parenting including successful co-parenting around separation/divorce. I have 16 years experience in the NHS and a busy private practice. I have a warm, empathic approach, meeting you where you are. I aim to help you discover more freedom and authenticity in how you relate to yourself and others. I treat a diverse range of issues - anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, relationship issues, transgender, sexuality, Member of BACP, ACP and Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
01480 773558 View 01480 773558
Photo of Dr Rhiannon King Couples & Relationship Therapy, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Dr Rhiannon King Couples & Relationship Therapy
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8  (Online Only)
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, connect, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
Your relationship matters! Are you struggling with relationship, marital or family issues? Are you wanting to improve or enhance your relationship? Perhaps you’re both at a crossroads where your future as a couple seems uncertain? Maybe you’re considering separating or divorce? Are you feeling hurt, disconnected, stuck, anxious, frustrated, angry, lonely, misunderstood, overwhelmed, sad or scared? Are you struggling to communicate, connect, manage conflicts or difficult emotions, heal from loss of trust or an infidelity, establish or maintain healthy boundaries, manage family issues or adapt to change, life events or transitions?
0131 381 8066 View 0131 381 8066
Photo of Armel Wraight, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Armel Wraight
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
I have a wide range of work and life experience including caring, parenting, bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, relationships, divorce, self-employment, workplace burnout, neuro-diversity, sobriety, transitions, LGBTQIA community.
You may have been suffering for a while or perhaps something has happened recently to upset and disrupt your life. You need someone safe to turn to with your feelings, someone who is not going to judge you or feel burdened by your needs. You want to work things out and feel supported. Together we can explore, understand your situation, build on your strengths and increase your capacity and confidence.
I have a wide range of work and life experience including caring, parenting, bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, relationships, divorce, self-employment, workplace burnout, neuro-diversity, sobriety, transitions, LGBTQIA community.
You may have been suffering for a while or perhaps something has happened recently to upset and disrupt your life. You need someone safe to turn to with your feelings, someone who is not going to judge you or feel burdened by your needs. You want to work things out and feel supported. Together we can explore, understand your situation, build on your strengths and increase your capacity and confidence.
0115 697 1685 View 0115 697 1685
Photo of Linda Clerkin, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Linda Clerkin
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
When a relationship is at breaking point it can seem as if separation or divorce is your only option.
I am a therapist with 24 years experience. My passion and speciality is couples therapy. I offer a free consultation to see if we are a good fit and then my charge is £80 per hour. Couples will inevitably have problems and suffer disillusionment. This is normal and not a sign that your relationship is doomed. Therapy with me will help you increase your knowledge about yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction between you. We will explore past hurts and the emotions connected to them, to help us understand the problems you may be having today.
When a relationship is at breaking point it can seem as if separation or divorce is your only option.
I am a therapist with 24 years experience. My passion and speciality is couples therapy. I offer a free consultation to see if we are a good fit and then my charge is £80 per hour. Couples will inevitably have problems and suffer disillusionment. This is normal and not a sign that your relationship is doomed. Therapy with me will help you increase your knowledge about yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction between you. We will explore past hurts and the emotions connected to them, to help us understand the problems you may be having today.
01400 225990 View 01400 225990
Photo of Robert Holman, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Robert Holman
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
There are many reasons why people seek time and space to talk and reflect. You might want to talk about thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss with others, or consider what has happened to bring you to this point in your life. This can be a space for exploration and discovery, a protected hour in which you will be listened to. My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and together we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.
There are many reasons why people seek time and space to talk and reflect. You might want to talk about thoughts and feelings that are difficult to discuss with others, or consider what has happened to bring you to this point in your life. This can be a space for exploration and discovery, a protected hour in which you will be listened to. My focus is on listening openly, without judgment, to whatever you bring. I will listen to your experiences and your point of view and together we can look at different perspectives which can help you to live more freely.
020 3984 8654 View 020 3984 8654
Photo of Gerard Richard Szary, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Gerard Richard Szary
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
The same arguments with your partner over the same stuff. Frustration and resentment because they do not accept what is important to you ,but ignore it and behave the same way. The atmosphere after an argument continues until you make it right .So stress is a regular feature of your life that affects health , sleep,emotional wellbeing ,sex and work,. Your worries and concerns are about the future. Dependents are also impacted by arguments and strained stmosphere. Your partner's absence is a relief. You think of separation, Can this relationship change to meet my needs and my dependenrs' needs? What's the future for us?
The same arguments with your partner over the same stuff. Frustration and resentment because they do not accept what is important to you ,but ignore it and behave the same way. The atmosphere after an argument continues until you make it right .So stress is a regular feature of your life that affects health , sleep,emotional wellbeing ,sex and work,. Your worries and concerns are about the future. Dependents are also impacted by arguments and strained stmosphere. Your partner's absence is a relief. You think of separation, Can this relationship change to meet my needs and my dependenrs' needs? What's the future for us?
01446 509864 View 01446 509864
Photo of Regina Dawn Britto, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Regina Dawn Britto
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS11
I work with drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety. Using CBT skills and Person-Centred Therapy. Currently working from home via Zoom or Telephone, whichever method you prefer. Currently I have space on Fridays only.
I work with drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety. Using CBT skills and Person-Centred Therapy. Currently working from home via Zoom or Telephone, whichever method you prefer. Currently I have space on Fridays only.
01275 402806 View 01275 402806
Photo of Catherine Lawrence, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Catherine Lawrence
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
I’m accepting new clients. Do you need someone to talk to? You’re welcome here. Feeling stuck in life, ruminating, or reliving difficult moments? I know how painful it can be. Together we can create a relationship where you feel seen and learn to be more in touch with yourself and others. Whether it’s your mental health, relationships, or life changes that you need help with, I believe that somewhere inside, you know best how to right yourself. I work with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, identity, family issues, singleness, stress, work-related issues and more
I’m accepting new clients. Do you need someone to talk to? You’re welcome here. Feeling stuck in life, ruminating, or reliving difficult moments? I know how painful it can be. Together we can create a relationship where you feel seen and learn to be more in touch with yourself and others. Whether it’s your mental health, relationships, or life changes that you need help with, I believe that somewhere inside, you know best how to right yourself. I work with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, identity, family issues, singleness, stress, work-related issues and more
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Photo of Hannah Raine-Smith, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Hannah Raine-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
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Photo of Karen J O'Connell, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Karen J O'Connell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
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.
0117 456 2138 View 0117 456 2138
Photo of Fiona Clare Hayden, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Fiona Clare Hayden
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I have been a counsellor for nearly ten years and within that time I have an extensive knowledge of most difficulties. I initially trained on placement for 2 years alongside my diploma within the Swan Project they specialise in Addiction and Trauma. I have successfully worked with many clients but not limited to Addiction, Trauma, ADHD, Autism, LGBTQIA, Childhood sex abuse, Childhood neglect, Domestic violence, Rape, PTSD and Eating disorders. I particularly enjoy working with neurodiversity including teenagers as I have my own personal journey and I feel this helps add an extra layer of empathy and understanding.
I have been a counsellor for nearly ten years and within that time I have an extensive knowledge of most difficulties. I initially trained on placement for 2 years alongside my diploma within the Swan Project they specialise in Addiction and Trauma. I have successfully worked with many clients but not limited to Addiction, Trauma, ADHD, Autism, LGBTQIA, Childhood sex abuse, Childhood neglect, Domestic violence, Rape, PTSD and Eating disorders. I particularly enjoy working with neurodiversity including teenagers as I have my own personal journey and I feel this helps add an extra layer of empathy and understanding.
07938 763578 View 07938 763578
Photo of Dr Maria R. Thompson, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Dr Maria R. Thompson
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS32
I assist adults and older adults to reduce distress, improve awareness, connection, functioning and QoL through face-to-face and online counselling and psychological therapy. You can explore and address your concerns safely with session materials to take away for future reference. I offer evidenced approaches. Since 1998 I have worked with many people in their recovery from a range of emotional, behavioural, personality and mental health issues across various settings to Consultant level. Hopefully, I maybe of assistance to you also. Dr Maria Thompson BSc (Hons) MSc Post-MSc DCounsPsych CPsychol AFBPsS. Desideratum P&C Services Ltd.
I assist adults and older adults to reduce distress, improve awareness, connection, functioning and QoL through face-to-face and online counselling and psychological therapy. You can explore and address your concerns safely with session materials to take away for future reference. I offer evidenced approaches. Since 1998 I have worked with many people in their recovery from a range of emotional, behavioural, personality and mental health issues across various settings to Consultant level. Hopefully, I maybe of assistance to you also. Dr Maria Thompson BSc (Hons) MSc Post-MSc DCounsPsych CPsychol AFBPsS. Desideratum P&C Services Ltd.
0117 313 6822 View 0117 313 6822
Photo of Kelly Murray, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Kelly Murray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS3
I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor working in a person-centred and integrative approach with adults and young people. Reaching out for help can feel daunting but counselling can provide you with a safe space to explore any difficulties you may experiencing, giving you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your emotions and behaviours. As well as private practice, I work in the charity sector with survivors of sexual violence and have experience of working with adolescents within a school setting.
I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor working in a person-centred and integrative approach with adults and young people. Reaching out for help can feel daunting but counselling can provide you with a safe space to explore any difficulties you may experiencing, giving you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your emotions and behaviours. As well as private practice, I work in the charity sector with survivors of sexual violence and have experience of working with adolescents within a school setting.
01275 402932 View 01275 402932
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Juliana Garcia
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Whatever issues you are facing right now, I offer a safe, confidential and judgement-free space in which we can reflect on them and, by better understanding your conflicts and experiences, grow in self-awareness. I believe in the importance of building a trusting relationship with my clients, so that we can work together towards effecting change and constructing meaningful relationships.
Whatever issues you are facing right now, I offer a safe, confidential and judgement-free space in which we can reflect on them and, by better understanding your conflicts and experiences, grow in self-awareness. I believe in the importance of building a trusting relationship with my clients, so that we can work together towards effecting change and constructing meaningful relationships.
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Divorce Counsellors

How does therapy for people affected by a divorce work?

Individuals may feel a number of emotions following a divorce, such as shock, guilt, grief, anger, and fear. Therapists offer a non-judgmental space for individuals to talk about what they’ve experienced and process their emotions. Therapists will help clients develop coping strategies. They can also help a client rebuild their sense of self and self-worth and talk about what a happier future might look like.

What’s the most common type of therapy following a divorce?

There are several types of therapy that may be useful for divorce, including cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment, solution-focused brief, and mindfulness-based therapies. Many therapy types are talk-therapy based, which is typically the most popular option for individuals dealing with divorce. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a widely-used talk therapy, however, there’s no specific therapy type that’s designed to help people with divorce, and different types will work depending on the person.

When should an individual seek help due to a divorce?

When the feelings of a divorced individual, or an individual going through the process of divorce, begin to disrupt healthy daily functioning, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If a person finds that they are not performing at work due to problems with anxiety or motivation, if they’re no longer seeing friends due to feelings of shame, or if they’re not properly taking care of themselves as a result of depression, speaking to a professional could help.

How do you encourage someone to go to therapy due to a divorce?

It’s helpful to express concern and love for the individual while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Sharing how the individual appears to be suffering, and what effects it has on them or on their children, should be done with compassion and empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.