LGBTQ+ Affirming Counsellors in Bristol, ENG

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Lucas Voclere Counselling & Psychotherapy (Online)
Queer French Neurodivergent polyam Counsellor, I work a lot with gender & sexual identity, relationships (including polyamory and other non-normative relationships) & sexuality, neurodiversity, and cultural identity (including expat life).
Are you struggling with your life, your self-esteem or your relationships? Struggling to understand who you are, what you need, how to cope and what changes you could make to improve your life? Haunted by your past? Terrified of your future? Then the humanistic and integrative talking therapy I offer could help you. I hold a safe space of acceptance of everything you are and want to present, honouring your life experience and difficulties. I facilitate awareness & will, healing & resilience, and well-being to help you tailor your life around your unique identity and needs.
0117 456 2963 x44 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Lynette Brice (In Safe Hands Counselling)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I specialise with the LGBT + community, including their family and friends. I can offer a non-judgemental, gentle, accepting confidential space for you to share your issues and concerns, knowing you will not be rejected or discriminated against. I have lived experience of transgender identities, as my son is transgender . I have witnessed the high mental health conditions, suicidal ideation, including self-harm, and loss faced by LGBT + individuals that I have counselled, along with the hurdles my son has encountered during his transition. I would like to walk with you along your pathway, and consider myself privileged to do so.
01275 409794 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Eric William Blencowe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
uk/ for more information); living with Life-Limiting Illnesses; difficulties and challenges experienced being LGBTQ &A; and difficulties arising within mixed-race relationships.
I believe the most important thing in counselling is to develop a relationship of trust and confidence between therapist and client. I provide clients with a safe, confidential and warm space for them to reflect on the challenges they bring. Coming to counselling can be a daunting step; as a result it is that much more important to come into an accepting, empathic, non-judgemental environment. I take the view that there is no single approach that can be helpful to you in all situations. This gives more choice of how you want to look at your issues and creates flexibility to tailor therapy to your individual needs and aspirations.
0117 456 2592 
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Bristol BS16
Offers online therapy
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Smarts Solutions: C E T D
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
I am part of the LGBT + community and identify as a cis gay man. As a consequence I have seen how life can throw many diverse LGBTQ -related challenges at us: loss, crisis, change - that cause us to question our sense of self. Yet I believe within these challenging times we have the ability to grow and develop - even flourish - through the untangling of our internal and external worlds: who we are, our authentic selves, others’ around us as well as the world in which we live.
01454 804785 
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Bristol BS8
Offers online therapy
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Laura Steele
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I offer contemporary ( LGBTQIA + affirmative, feminist, trauma-informed, heart-centred) Person-Centred Therapy.
Are things in your life feeling overwhelming? Perhaps you have a niggling sense of unease that you can’t ignore. Maybe you are feeling the weight of an old wound, or looking to find your way through a fresh one. Depression, feeling sad, anxiety, stress, grief, bereavement, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, spirituality, gender or sexual identity, including LGBTQIA + experiences, are just a few of the reasons that you might be seeking psychotherapy. Whatever you are feeling, you are not alone. And whatever brings you to therapy, you are welcome and deserving of the space to talk.
0117 463 0552 
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Bristol BS8
Offers online therapy
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Laura Wells
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I recognise the importance of how our identity and neurological differences impact on how we meet the world and work positively and actively with the LGBTQIA + and neurodivergent communities.
You may be looking for a therapist to address a specific issue, perhaps an experience from the past that is impacting you now, or there may be a general feeling that something is not quite right. Many people find talking with someone, in confidence, helps them discover who they are and helps them make informed, self-loving and kinder choices. Therapy can help you discover the real you, creating awareness, acknowledging and dealing with repressed feelings and getting in touch with your innate self-worth. Which, in turn, promotes personal autonomy and the resilience to deal with life's challenges.
01722 548964 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Rachel Kaye
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I mainly work with LGBTQ + clients and those who have always felt different in some way. My focus is on working with you to understand why you feel the way you do and what might help. Perhaps you find yourself becoming anxious, having panic attacks or feeling overwhelmed by difficult emotions. Or maybe you feel like you’re getting in your own way, repeating the same unhelpful patterns and ways of coping which no longer serve you but seemingly unable to change. Together we can help manage the things that currently feel overwhelming and bring about the changes you want.
 
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Bristol BS6
Offers online therapy
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Leila Hearn Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello, I am an integrative counsellor. I work with an array of different needs, working with individuals to provide relief from anxiety and panic attacks, PTSD, OCD, sadness and low mood, relational issues, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, burnout and work based stress, social withdrawal and anxiety. I have lived experience and work with clients exploring racial identity and LGBTQIA + topics. I also work with Talk To The Rainbow with LGBTQIA + clients.
07554 585228 
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Bristol BS37
Offers online therapy
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West Town Counselling Services
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
I'm fully committed to equality and operate an LGBT + inclusive service.
I'm Andy and I'm a qualified (FdA) and accredited (MNCS Accred.) integrative/pluralistic counsellor in south Bristol. Although I do not offer art therapy, I sometimes incorporate artistic and creative techniques into my work where appropriate, and this would be discussed with you first. My sessions last for 60 minutes and I charge £40 for a standard session, or £20 for students currently studying in the city. Please note that sometimes my response to email enquiries goes to your spam/junk mailbox. If you would like me to contact you by phone, please include your number with your enquiry.
01454 804737 
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Bristol BS4
Offers online therapy
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Iulian Chear
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Additionally, I specialise in working with issues surrounding gender, sexuality and identity, and the specific needs of the LGBTQIA +/ GSRD community.
Asking yourself how you can make your life more meaningful, in spite of whatever issue you may be struggling with? Counselling can help you make sense of it and move forward. I provide a safe, engaging, and supportive space for you to explore any issue that is troubling you. The ultimate goal would be to help you create a more meaningful life and new ways of approaching your relationship with yourself and others.
0117 463 7137 
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Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Jane Leonard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Face to face or Zoom. Over 10 years of helping people. I Welcome you to my home where I offer: a confidential, relaxed, professional, positive, supportive environment each session. I have been working in Counselling since 2009 with Addiction, Women, Young People, BPD, Anxiety & LGBTQ +. I have a vast experience being productive, welcoming & constructive. I work Person Centred, DBT & CBT. I work long term or short term. I offer respect, genuineness, confidentially. Face to Face is charged at £40.
0117 325 5728 
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Bristol BS3
Offers online therapy
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Abi Parkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I am excited to work with anyone who is curious about themselves and the world. I enjoy facilitating self-understanding and compassion. It is important to me that the environment of our work holds a safe space for people to bring all that they are. I am interested in working with all sorts of clients of any age or background. You might particularly enjoy working with me if you have felt dismissed or disrespected in other spaces, for example as a member of the LGBTQIA + community. My space is also safe for people who wish to discuss their issues with body image in a space where they will benefit from a HAES approach.
0117 463 0565 
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Bristol BS3
Offers online therapy
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Therapy with Narissi
Psychotherapist
Verified
Life’s challenges can result in feeling anxious, depressed, lacking in self esteem or experiencing feelings of intense loneliness. We may struggle with easily being overwhelmed, difficulty in maintaining healthy relationships and our lives may lack meaning. I provide a safe, attentive and non judgemental listening environment. I have a dedicated interest in tackling issues around gender - especially uplifting and empowering women. I work with LGBTQ +, issues relating to anxiety, trauma and interpersonal relationships. I am constantly learning and improving my understanding around issues to do with diversity, sexuality and inclusion.
07896 478325 
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Bristol BS5
Offers online therapy
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Kim Loliya
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I also have extensive experience supporting LGBTQ + and ethnic minority communities to survive and thrive despite systemic racism/oppression, and I use an intersectional, holistic framework in my practice.
It's not easy accessing therapy and it's natural to feel worried about being understood or having to explain aspects of your identity and culture to a stranger. I offer a space where you don't need to do that, so we can get to work on the things you need help with. I have a gentle, trauma-informed approach where I put your safety first and where you can progress at your own pace. Sessions are always collaborative, which means that your input and feedback are a key part of the process as you're the expert in your own life and what you need to feel better.
020 4538 9559 
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Bristol BS10
Offers online therapy
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Kayleigh Finbow - Psychosexual And Relationship Therapy
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified
We can all struggle with our relationships, both sexually & emotionally, and talking about these problems can be particularly daunting. These struggles can take many forms, ranging from conflict difficulties, marital problems, pain during intercourse, a lack of desire, erectile dysfunction, sexual identity, childhood trauma affecting our adult relationships and many others. Taking the first step to seek out therapy is a difficult one, but one that could help to break the cycle we are currently playing out. I provide the same warmth and care to all members of society. LGBTQ +, kink and fetish friendly.
01373 480265 
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Office is near:
Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Jeremy Sachs
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
I have extensive experience working in the field of mental health, I run group therapy at SurvivorsUK, a charity supporting men, boys, Trans & non binary people who have survived sexual abuse or violence.
Hello, My name is Jeremy Sachs and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist. This means I am trained in multiple models of psychological care so I can respond to your needs in a flexible and friendly way. People seek therapy for all sorts of reasons. You may have specific issues you want to address, or you may have broader questions you want to explore. Alternatively, you may be experiencing certain feelings such as anxiety, depression, feeling stuck or past experiences or trauma could be troubling you in the present.
 
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Bristol BS8
Offers online therapy
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Anthony Maxom
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Although I enjoy dealing with a range of issues, I am very experienced in working with people from the LGBTQ community; difference does not have to mean isolation, misunderstanding or anxiety.
Are you feeling tired and stressed at the moment? Are your relationships out of kilter? Is life feeling overwhelming? Whatever the reason – anxiety, self-esteem, abuse, relationship issues, depression, sexual identity – I can offer you one-to-one therapy, in a warm, supportive and non-judgemental environment. I can help you to gain an understanding and greater awareness of your problems and behaviours and, together, we will work towards a rebalancing of your life, the establishing of coping mechanisms, the setting of goals and bringing about a positive change in your life.
01454 809232 
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Bristol BS36
Offers online therapy
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Karen Gilhooley
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Hello and Welcome to my page. I come from a NHS background having initially trained as a nurse. I have a keen interest in Grief and Loss and spirituality, which covers everything from bereavement, to supporting people with medical conditions. Additionally I can help family and friends of the LGBT + community who are struggling to accept that a member of their family is questioning or transitioning. It is a privilege to help people and I am passionate about what I do. I have recently completed Reiki training which can be part of a counselling session.
01747 449961 
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Bristol BS20
Offers online therapy
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Stuart Quigley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling may be of help to you at times of crisis, to help you work through a particular problem, or to address thoughts and feelings that are interfering with your ability to live your life in the way that you want to. If you feel like you might benefit from counselling, then you probably would. Together, we can work out what you need from counselling, and we can decide between us whether I'm able to help.
01458 552345 
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Office is near:
Bristol BS1
Offers online therapy
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Christos Zenios
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
The approach that Christos uses can suit anyone, as he implements evidence-based interventions that can meet the individual needs of each person he supports. Christos had experience supporting patients in various surgeries within the NHS. He also had experience supporting students at different universities in the UK. Provides mental health services for over 10 years now.
01446 502433 
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Office is near:
Bristol BS8
Offers online therapy


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LGBTQ+ Counsellors
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming counselling in Bristol. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.