Life Coaching Counselling in Bristol

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Mike Graney
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Waitlist for new clients
I offer online and some face to face consultations to individuals, couples and families for communication difficulties associated with relationships and life-changes, when the usual ways of coping and support are insufficient or when the challenges involved are too much in some way. With over 30 years professional experience as a systemic practitioner, I have worked with people from a range of cultures and backgrounds in the independent, voluntary, private and public sectors. Single consultations, short-term and longer work are all available.
I offer online and some face to face consultations to individuals, couples and families for communication difficulties associated with relationships and life-changes, when the usual ways of coping and support are insufficient or when the challenges involved are too much in some way. With over 30 years professional experience as a systemic practitioner, I have worked with people from a range of cultures and backgrounds in the independent, voluntary, private and public sectors. Single consultations, short-term and longer work are all available.
0117 325 6993 View 0117 325 6993
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Nadinne Dyen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement, a loss of some kind or simply can’t make sense of a general flatness and loss of meaning. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to work through your process to find greater balance and meaning to life, allowing you to really live your life fully.
Perhaps you're feeling trapped or blocked by the past, confused knowing there must be more to life but feeling stuck in survival. Maybe you feel in the depths of despair with feelings of stress, depression and anxiety or recently grieving from a bereavement, a loss of some kind or simply can’t make sense of a general flatness and loss of meaning. You know changes need to be made and seeking a safe supportive space to work through your process to find greater balance and meaning to life, allowing you to really live your life fully.
07723 471585 View 07723 471585
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Antonia Macaro
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
My aim is to help you to live a rich and meaningful life. Through an in-depth, reflective, supportive dialogue, I help you to clarify what you value, disentangling what really matters from old or habitual beliefs; identify and address the patterns that hold you back from living in a way that fully expresses your values; and look at ways in which you can start moving towards that valued life. Do get in touch if you are going through a transition, feel you’re not quite being the person you’d like to be, are struggling with a decision, or simply feel you'd like to understand yourself better and live life more fully.
My aim is to help you to live a rich and meaningful life. Through an in-depth, reflective, supportive dialogue, I help you to clarify what you value, disentangling what really matters from old or habitual beliefs; identify and address the patterns that hold you back from living in a way that fully expresses your values; and look at ways in which you can start moving towards that valued life. Do get in touch if you are going through a transition, feel you’re not quite being the person you’d like to be, are struggling with a decision, or simply feel you'd like to understand yourself better and live life more fully.
0117 325 7097 View 0117 325 7097
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The Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS9  (Online Only)
Welcome to the Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic! Are you ready to take control of your life? Our team of professional hypnotherapists is here to help you overcome any obstacle, from quitting smoking to managing stress and increasing your self-esteem. We all have blocks, whether that be believing we aren’t capable of achieving our goals, constantly being hijacked by negative self-talk or fearful of getting something wrong. At the Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic, our team of hypnotherapists use their experience and a clinically tested method of hypnosis to remove those blocks, change stories and get you living the living the life you desire.
Welcome to the Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic! Are you ready to take control of your life? Our team of professional hypnotherapists is here to help you overcome any obstacle, from quitting smoking to managing stress and increasing your self-esteem. We all have blocks, whether that be believing we aren’t capable of achieving our goals, constantly being hijacked by negative self-talk or fearful of getting something wrong. At the Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic, our team of hypnotherapists use their experience and a clinically tested method of hypnosis to remove those blocks, change stories and get you living the living the life you desire.
01572 494673 View 01572 494673
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Awa S. Ottiger
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Do feel disconnected from yourself? Are you not living your potentials in life? Do you want to work through past experiences that made you feel unworthy, not good enough and undeserving and return to self-ownership, inner resilience, authenticity, vulnerability, self-love and self-responsibilities? Then get ready to start to truly get to know, own an be yourself.
Do feel disconnected from yourself? Are you not living your potentials in life? Do you want to work through past experiences that made you feel unworthy, not good enough and undeserving and return to self-ownership, inner resilience, authenticity, vulnerability, self-love and self-responsibilities? Then get ready to start to truly get to know, own an be yourself.
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Lynn Hyde
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
I have been counselling individuals and couples for over 15 years in Bristol, London and online. My passion lies in working with people to improve the quality of their life experience, helping people to relate better, gain confidence to have a more prosperous life, look at blocks in their lives which may be a result of unresolved childhood issues, resolving conflict in relationships, and recovery from traumatic relationships.
020 4538 3299 View 020 4538 3299
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Mo Ostler
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hello; a warm welcome to my profile. Perhaps you are trying to change something in your life; perhaps you are wanting to give up old habits or create new ones. Maybe you are struggling with something, or perhaps you just want to take a look at your life and assess or reassess it. Together we can work out a way forward; by looking at and following your cues, which you may or may not be aware of right now, we can map a path that feels right for you. I truly believe that everyone carries their own answers within them; we just need to find out what they are!
Hello; a warm welcome to my profile. Perhaps you are trying to change something in your life; perhaps you are wanting to give up old habits or create new ones. Maybe you are struggling with something, or perhaps you just want to take a look at your life and assess or reassess it. Together we can work out a way forward; by looking at and following your cues, which you may or may not be aware of right now, we can map a path that feels right for you. I truly believe that everyone carries their own answers within them; we just need to find out what they are!
01952 454721 View 01952 454721
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Amanda Hall
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
With an emphasis on focus and clarity I will engage at a personal level and agree an appropriate coaching or therapy programme.
Worried, troubled, confused, depressed, anxious, lacking confidence, direction or sense of purpose? Talk to a highly specialised Doctoral level Psychologist, with an excellent reputation. You may have a degree of complexity which you wish to unravel or quite a straightforward issue which you need to get to understand more cohesively. In any event - I can offer and integrate a range of approaches that is right for you. PLEASE NOTE - I charge between £100 - £150 per hour according to affordability. If I'm unable to answer your call immediately please leave a message or send an email and I shall get back to you as soon as possible.
With an emphasis on focus and clarity I will engage at a personal level and agree an appropriate coaching or therapy programme.
Worried, troubled, confused, depressed, anxious, lacking confidence, direction or sense of purpose? Talk to a highly specialised Doctoral level Psychologist, with an excellent reputation. You may have a degree of complexity which you wish to unravel or quite a straightforward issue which you need to get to understand more cohesively. In any event - I can offer and integrate a range of approaches that is right for you. PLEASE NOTE - I charge between £100 - £150 per hour according to affordability. If I'm unable to answer your call immediately please leave a message or send an email and I shall get back to you as soon as possible.
01326 334551 View 01326 334551
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Leah Spasova - Specialising In Sex Relationships
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
Tired of finding yourself frustrated, lonely, unfulfilled and lost in your intimate life and relationships? Yes, spending life stuck and unhappy, feeling like a lab rat – trying to figure out a maze without a map can be soul destroying. I've been talking, teaching and helping people with their relationships and sexuality since 2007, and no story can faze me. You can feel safe - I'll get you. I will understand and not judge one bit. This is your journey. Are you struggling with intimacy and sexuality? Are you curious about kinky sex or swinging? Or maybe you want to open your relationship? Or to begin with - actually find a partner?
01865 638066 View 01865 638066
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Sally Ellis
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
I'm a qualified counsellor, Supervisor & hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, I work with Neurodiversity, LGBTQAI+ community, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I offer a confidential, safe space for you to explore a variety of issues. I aim to develop a trusting relationship which is non-judgemental and wholly accepting you and your own way of navigating life. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
0117 456 5379 View 0117 456 5379
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Westray Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16  (Online Only)
I use EMDR and Life Span Integration Therapy.
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 use EMDR and Life Span Integration Therapy.
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
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Jayne Elisabeth Archer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Our work together will focus on understanding and working on the patterns that are holding you back, so that you can focus on building a more authentic life in line with your true values.
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!
Our work together will focus on understanding and working on the patterns that are holding you back, so that you can focus on building a more authentic life in line with your true values.
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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Daniel Fryer
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Hello there, I'm a mental health and wellbeing consultant and have been in practicefor nearly 20 years now. I've worked in a variety of settings, including private practice (in both London and Bristol), the NHS, occupational health, private healthcare and The Priory Hospital. I also develop workshops, webinars and live presentations and am the author of two pop psych self-help titles. I bring wit, wisdom and experience into the room. If you need help with your anxiety and stress, including work stress, life stress and burnout, if you want help with your confidence, or in overcoming a life challenge, I can help
Hello there, I'm a mental health and wellbeing consultant and have been in practicefor nearly 20 years now. I've worked in a variety of settings, including private practice (in both London and Bristol), the NHS, occupational health, private healthcare and The Priory Hospital. I also develop workshops, webinars and live presentations and am the author of two pop psych self-help titles. I bring wit, wisdom and experience into the room. If you need help with your anxiety and stress, including work stress, life stress and burnout, if you want help with your confidence, or in overcoming a life challenge, I can help
0117 325 6775 View 0117 325 6775
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Karen Deeming
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristol BS1
Health and Well-Being are life-long passions and so my personal mission is to empower clients, like you, to achieve their full potential and to live a fully creative and joyful life.
Counselling and psychotherapy is about you: your concerns, and your wellbeing. We can talk about me, and what clients say about me later. But for now, let's establish how you can benefit from professional support...... Does any of this sound like you? "I want to reduce stress" "I feel anxious all the time" "I wish I was more confident and less critical about myself " "I want to feel optimistic instead of negative all the time" ...Or perhaps you want some direction in life, become more productive or improve your relationships?
Health and Well-Being are life-long passions and so my personal mission is to empower clients, like you, to achieve their full potential and to live a fully creative and joyful life.
Counselling and psychotherapy is about you: your concerns, and your wellbeing. We can talk about me, and what clients say about me later. But for now, let's establish how you can benefit from professional support...... Does any of this sound like you? "I want to reduce stress" "I feel anxious all the time" "I wish I was more confident and less critical about myself " "I want to feel optimistic instead of negative all the time" ...Or perhaps you want some direction in life, become more productive or improve your relationships?
01275 402714 View 01275 402714
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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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Cory Stewart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I offer one-to-one counselling for clients who are going through difficult circumstances & feel ready to make a change in their life. I'll work with you to develop understanding of your behaviours, which I believe is important if we want to make progress. I prefer not to focus my work on specialisms, though I have a particular interest in clients struggling with their identity, relationships and anxiety.
I offer one-to-one counselling for clients who are going through difficult circumstances & feel ready to make a change in their life. I'll work with you to develop understanding of your behaviours, which I believe is important if we want to make progress. I prefer not to focus my work on specialisms, though I have a particular interest in clients struggling with their identity, relationships and anxiety.
0117 428 9017 View 0117 428 9017
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Elise Bird
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5  (Online Only)
I can offer a range of perspectives, tools and techniques to support you with things like: Managing anxiety, panic, stress, burnout; depression; coping with life changes/loss; relationship issues; feeling lost or messy, numb, overwhelmed, in pain; processing the pandemic; self-discovery and development; creating a more sustainable and balanced life.
I am a qualified integrative therapist with a person-centred ethos, offering a grounded, warm and down-to-earth approach. My role is to create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and navigate the difficulties you might be experiencing in a way that makes you feel heard, valued and understood. Wherever you’re at, that is where I will meet you. We will go at your pace, and collaborate in finding the best way forward for you to make sense of your experience and find authenticity, acceptance, awareness and the confidence to change.
I can offer a range of perspectives, tools and techniques to support you with things like: Managing anxiety, panic, stress, burnout; depression; coping with life changes/loss; relationship issues; feeling lost or messy, numb, overwhelmed, in pain; processing the pandemic; self-discovery and development; creating a more sustainable and balanced life.
I am a qualified integrative therapist with a person-centred ethos, offering a grounded, warm and down-to-earth approach. My role is to create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore and navigate the difficulties you might be experiencing in a way that makes you feel heard, valued and understood. Wherever you’re at, that is where I will meet you. We will go at your pace, and collaborate in finding the best way forward for you to make sense of your experience and find authenticity, acceptance, awareness and the confidence to change.
0117 463 0787 View 0117 463 0787
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Di Hall
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
Not accepting new clients
Are you going through a challenging period that is affecting daily life? Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, anger separation, loss, grief, trauma, low self esteem/confidence? I can work with you to discover new ways of responding to these different blocks and dilemmas in life. Therapy being offered is person to person & online.
Are you going through a challenging period that is affecting daily life? Are you struggling with issues of anxiety, anxiety disorders, depression, anger separation, loss, grief, trauma, low self esteem/confidence? I can work with you to discover new ways of responding to these different blocks and dilemmas in life. Therapy being offered is person to person & online.
0117 456 2441 View 0117 456 2441
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Dr Konstantinos Gazis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS3
I am a HCPC registered counselling psychologist, and a UKCP registered family and systemic psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience of working therapeutically with individuals, families and couples in the NHS and in private practice. Whether you want to explore new ways of managing life’s problems, understand patterns in your relationships, improve communication or find ways for personal healing and self-growth, I will bring my dual training to assist you in this journey.
I am a HCPC registered counselling psychologist, and a UKCP registered family and systemic psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience of working therapeutically with individuals, families and couples in the NHS and in private practice. Whether you want to explore new ways of managing life’s problems, understand patterns in your relationships, improve communication or find ways for personal healing and self-growth, I will bring my dual training to assist you in this journey.
01275 403061 View 01275 403061
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Dragonfly Counselling Cornwall
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
My experience especially lies within trauma, grief & loss, low self-esteem/self-confidence, anxiety, work related stress and other life challenges and transitions.
I am passionately committed to finding out what feels safe for each client, in order to offer a safe, therapeutic space, with empathy, warmth and unconditional positive regard. I work in a holistic way, bringing awareness to mind, body, emotions & soul (aka "true self", “authentic self”). I deeply believe that authentic, human relationships are a powerful tool towards positive change. I believe in the uniqueness of each human being and appreciate that "one size doesn't fit all". This is why my continuous commitment to training over the years has enriched my skills & knowledge and allows me to adjust my approach to client needs.
My experience especially lies within trauma, grief & loss, low self-esteem/self-confidence, anxiety, work related stress and other life challenges and transitions.
I am passionately committed to finding out what feels safe for each client, in order to offer a safe, therapeutic space, with empathy, warmth and unconditional positive regard. I work in a holistic way, bringing awareness to mind, body, emotions & soul (aka "true self", “authentic self”). I deeply believe that authentic, human relationships are a powerful tool towards positive change. I believe in the uniqueness of each human being and appreciate that "one size doesn't fit all". This is why my continuous commitment to training over the years has enriched my skills & knowledge and allows me to adjust my approach to client needs.
01726 219582 View 01726 219582

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Life Coaching Counsellors

What can I expect from life coaching?

Clients and coaches will typically start by identifying the problem area(s) that the client hopes to address—then, the coach will help the client brainstorm potential solutions and explore concrete techniques to help the client attain their goals. Coaching is typically short-term and focused on finding solutions in the here and now, rather than exploring a client’s past. In addition to strategies aimed at the client’s specific concerns, coaches may encourage general stress management techniques such as meditation.

Can a life coach help treat anxiety?

Because the majority of life coaches are not licensed clinicians, they are not qualified to diagnose or treat anxiety. Anyone struggling with anxiety or another mental health condition should seek help from a licensed mental health practitioner. However, some coaching clients who struggle with subclinical anxiety report that working with their coach on other problems—such as career dissatisfaction or unhealthy habits—has a positive effect on their anxiety.

Can life coaching be done online?

Yes. While life coaching often happens in person, many coaches conduct sessions over the phone or via online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Because life coaches are not subject to local licensing regulations in the same way that therapists are, they are able to see clients who live in other locations.

How long does life coaching last?

Life coaching tends to be a shorter-term process than therapy, though it does not always unfold over a specific period of time and is instead based on the coach’s or the client’s preferences. Coaching often takes place over three to 12 months but may be shorter or longer if necessary.