Psychodynamic Counselling in Bristol

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Colin Brown
Counsellor
Verified
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It’s when you sense, or realise, that things can’t remain the same and yet you feel frozen, unable to act, and you don’t know what to do. A personal crisis might leave you feeling powerless and anxious. Then you find that the ways in which you generally deal with problems aren’t working: the people you’d usually turn to for support aren’t enough, they might be too involved with the issues you’re facing. You might also feel unwell. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious, depressed or emotionally fragile. This is when counselling can help. I offer Face to Face, Walk and Talk, Online and Telephone Counselling.
0117 463 0029
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Bristol BS34
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Therapy with Narissi
Psychotherapist
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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
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Rachel Kempsell
Counsellor, MSc, MNCS Accred
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I am an accredited Psychotherapeutic Counsellor at PG Diploma & Masters Level 7. I am completing a Diploma in Couples from the Sherwood Institute and available for couples clients face-to-face only in Bristol.
0117 456 2099
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Bristol BS34
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Noemia De Sousa Ventura Purcell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk about anything that may be worrying you. It can often help you to understand more about the difficult or troubling thoughts that can be a common experience at any time in our lives. My aim is to listen attentively, in confidence, and to be non-judgemental. I offer personal support to enable my clients to explore their inner-selves and their feelings in order to help them to achieve personal growth.
0117 456 5531
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Bristol BS8
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Sarah Smith
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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Perhaps you are struggling to communicate your needs within a particular relationship in your life; or feel “stuck” in repetitive communication patterns with others. Perhaps you have been struggling with your own mental health, and are noticing how this is impacted by, and impacts upon your position in certain close relationships. As an individual, couple, or family, I can explore with you different ways of understanding and communicating about those things which may be troubling you. I believe that therapy can help us to tap into our own resources and solutions to problems which maybe feel more difficult to discover alone.
01275 408843
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Bristol BS1
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Stephen Rock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
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What you get from me is an attentive and proactive ally. I am friendly and compassionate, but I won't passively observe unhelpful patterns that are barriers to change. Challenging when necessary and in solidarity with the part of you that knows things can be better, will be a key aspect of our relationship. Profound and lasting changes are possible, which is why I encourage people to address the root causes of unhappiness and not settle for learning to live with problems and symptoms that can often be resolved.
01275 403022
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Bristol BS6
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Belén Plaza. EMDR, CBT, EFT, Bach flowers.
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
I believe that we all have the potential to heal ourselves. Are you aware that you have a negative mental state at work or in relationships? Is it persistent, or do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, worried, and have a low level of liveliness? I can support you to find pathways to overcome these limitations. I am a compassionate integrative psychotherapist. I offer EMDR- 2013, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy CBT, EFT, Mindfulness. Homeopathy (3rd year), Bach flowers (level 2). I can help you to transform your life’s limitations arising from anxiety/ trauma, difficulties in sleeping, relationships or work difficulties.
0117 374 7699
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Bristol BS5
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Jessica Murray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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I am a BACP Registered Integrative Counsellor and mainly practice Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). ISTDP is an emotion-focused, trauma-informed and attachment-based approach with very positive research outcomes. Some people begin therapy clear about what they want help with, others need some assistance in understanding their difficulty. I provide a safe space for clients to better understand their behaviour and experiences by making links between the present difficulty and the past. We also work together in the session to help you explore new ways of relating to yourself and your problem.
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Bristol BS5
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Sarah Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
June 2022 - I am currently fully booked and not taking on any new clients until September 2022. Many 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
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Bristol BS5
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Peter Dorling
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I offer a confidential space to help you to resolve psychological pain; to identify and initiate significant changes; acknowledge trauma and loss; negotiate life's transitions and to manage uncertainty. Therapy is a shared exploration of your deepest concerns: we work to discern possible meanings behind suffering and to fulfill cherished aims. By having individual sessions with an experienced clinician, or, sharing honest communication in a supportive, facilitated group, you can develop increased agency, greater self-worth and resilience, courage to discern a new life-direction, and, the confidence to explore relationships.
0117 325 4023
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Bristol BS1
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Michaela Harris Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor working from home in Bristol. I know how hard it is to take those first steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Through working together I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some help with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.
0117 456 5186
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Bristol BS10
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Molly Holland Creative Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
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As human beings we are built to survive scary and stressful experiences in life by separating ourselves off from the pain. This self protection can leave us feeling scared and lonely. It maybe difficult to express our feelings and connect with others in a way that feels authentic. We can get drawn in the messages our fearful mind is telling us. It can feel very uncomfortable to be in a more compassion relationship to and begin to embody or beliefs and values. It is courageous to begin the journey back home to ourselves and seek the support of a therapist. I find connecting with our creativity can be a helpful place to start.
0117 463 8396
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Bristol BS10
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Deb Brown
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
My life experiences and learning journey have influenced and shaped my passion for counselling. I feel privileged having the opportunity to walk alongside those who seek support. Indeed we are all different and each of our life stories are unique. Working with the pluralistic approach offers flexibility across every session but our work together will always be defined by you! My role is not to 'fix' you, my role is to listen to you, to learn about you and to understand you. I firmly believe the answers we may seek are held within us and the counselling journey provides a pathway leading to transformation and positive change.
0117 463 6912
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Bristol BS15
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David Cox
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
You may be here because you want to feel better. It could be that you are struggling with an immediate life problem such as a specific anxiety, depression or life situation that you need someone to help you with. Or it may be a general feeling that something in life doesn't seem right and you want to explore it. Making sense of it can be difficult on your own. Through counselling, I can help you make sense of what is happening so that you can start to feel more like the person that you want to be.
01454 809561
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Bristol BS36
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Elise Bird
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
Verified
Verified
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
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Bristol BS5
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Lucy Powell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Verified
I am a trained integrative therapist and have worked in the areas of complex trauma, abuse, addiction and mental health for a number of years. I have trained as an integrative counsellor which means I have studied and experienced a wide variety of skills, techniques and theories that enable me to provide a tailored approach to each individual's specific goals and needs. I work in a safe, paced and creative way that will enrich the relationship and keep you, the client, resourced to engage in the therapeutic process.
0117 456 2183
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Bristol BS1
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Nichola Gascoigne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Do you struggle with feelings and thoughts that are limiting your enjoyment of life and affecting your ability to connect with those around you? Are you feeling stuck in old patterns and looking for a change? I am an experienced, warm and down to earth counsellor and have worked with many different people bringing a wide range of issues. Whatever you may bring to counselling, I can offer you support in a non-judgmental and safe space in which to explore your patterns, enquire of yourself as to how you got to be where you are now, and help you to find your way.
0117 456 2768
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Bristol BS6
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Not accepting new clients
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Lucie Bouchet
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about Humans' ability to heal when they feel supported and accompanied on their personal life path. We all have greater potential and resources than we think. A lot of the times it is difficult to access this for various (and many) reasons... Fear, trauma, beliefs, illness... Transformation or change is possible. Sometimes we can "shut down" so much emotionally, that we don't even notice we do. Therapy can help with exploring our ways and difficulties to relate, and be in this world as well as what empowers us.
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Bristol BS8
Not accepting new clients
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Eric William Blencowe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
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
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Richard Acklam
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I have a private practice in Clifton, Bristol. I work exclusively with couples. Couples come for counselling for a wide variety of reasons. It can be a great opportunity to explore what is or is not happening in your relationship and to make changes that lead to your couple life being both happier and healthier. Additionally, some couples may come for counselling to decide whether it is right for them to continue in their relationship.
0117 456 2086
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Bristol BS8
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