Psychodynamic Counselling in Bristol

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Eric William Blencowe
Counsellor, MBACP
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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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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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Deb Brown
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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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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Horus Wellbeing Contemporary Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
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Feeling safety in a complex world is no mean feet. Childhood, historic, or current experiences, interacting/reacting with the complexities brought about by the pandemic, can exhaust any capacity for resilience. maybe you're a parent/carer of children transitioning from the intensity of lockdown to the uncertainty of the easing of restrictions? Is this further complicated by returning to education settings for children with Autism, ADHD, FASD, SPD, trauma and attachment? Maybe you are a foster care or adoptive parent wondering how to rebalance the attachment bond after the intensity of lockdown, recalibrating interfamilial dynamics?
01275 402727
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Bristol BS6
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Hannah Russell Counselling
Counsellor, MNCS Accred
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There are many and varied reasons which lead people to seek relationship or couple counselling. These may include issues such as communication, bereavement, fertility, trust, intimacy, family issues – including parenting, step-families and extended families – infidelity, work, financial worries and separation or divorce. As an experienced counsellor I have worked with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds and I welcome same-sex and heterosexual couples.
07883 082046
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Bristol BS1
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Tom Abbott
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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What brings you to counselling could be any number of reasons: You may have experienced the loss of a loved one; perhaps your life is in such chaos you can no longer see the forest for the trees; or, you may simply wish to look at yourself and your patterns of behaviour in a clearer light. What I offer is a space for you to come to terms with your life, free of judgement, so that you can live it to the fullest.
07816 592427
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Bristol BS7
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Hannah Paton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Has your drink or drug use started to get on top of you? Are you experiencing difficulties in relationships with those around you? Have you turned to self-destructive patterns of behaviour in an attempt to cope with low mood, difficult experiences or traumatic events? If this sounds like you then my years of experience as a Counsellor in the fields of substance misuse and in healing trauma may help to heal your fragmented parts and build your own motivation to make the behavioural changes you desire. Please follow the link to my website, where you can find out more about me and the way that I work.
0117 456 2367
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Bristol BS5
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Jemma Langdown
Counsellor, BACP
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Welcome to my profile. There are various circumstances which might bring an individual to counselling. Some people may be aware of the cause of their distress e.g. bereavement or difficulties such as addiction that they would like to address. However others may have a feeling of unease but can't seem to put a finger on what might be wrong in their life. Whatever the reason you have chosen to seek help, I will provide you with a safe and confidential space where you will have the opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and we will work together to make sense of your experiences.
0117 325 3417
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Bristol BS34
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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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Dr Charlotte McEvoy
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Life can be stressful and full of uncertainty, so as a Counselling Psychologist I will use a variety of theories from my years of training and beyond to treat you as a whole person who is more than just their struggles, insecurities and pain. Therapy can help you deeply explore your past or give you tools to cope better in the present. It can allow someone else to understand you so that eventually you can understand yourself. I am a relatable and down to earth person and my aim is to make you feel safe, listened to, valued and understood so that you can build self-awareness, self-compassion and self-acceptance.
0117 325 5825
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Bristol BS6
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Jessica Murray
Counsellor, MBACP
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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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Dayana Eastwood
Counsellor, MBACP
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If there's something you want to understand better or change, I can help you move from feeling confused, stuck or overwhelmed to a place where things make sense, there’s a way forward, and you feel in charge of your life. Feeling stressed, burnt out, anxious or depressed are some of the most common reasons people seek therapy, but there may be many reasons- some challenges feel hard to pin down or are a quiet, niggling sense that builds up over time. Or perhaps you have experienced a major life change or event and feel you need some support as you find a new way through.
0117 463 8388
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Bristol BS7
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Bridget O'Connell MBACP, DipHIC, BSc (Hons)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Life can be stressful, painful and throw us unexpected challenges. Alternatively we may feel something is missing but are unsure what. Or we may be asking ourselves Who Am I? Whatever the reason for coming to therapy, at these times we need to feel deeply heard, understood and supported. I offer 1:1 face to face, telephone and online counselling and psychotherapy from my private therapy room in South Bristol, off the Wells Road. I offer a free 30 minute initial session which gives us a chance to get to know each other and decide whether we want to work together. There is no obligation to book further sessions after this.
0117 325 5795
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Bristol BS14
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Not accepting new clients
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Anna Browne
Psychotherapist
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I have a particular interest in trauma and how it impacts our nervous system: PTSD and C-PTSD, dissociation, hearing voices, addictive behaviours and coping mechanisms and their link to childhood trauma; 'ACE's' (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and how these affect us as adults. Trauma comes in many forms; obvious, overt ones such as physical or sexual abuse, car accidents, war, disasters etc, and also less obvious or covert forms like emotional abuse or neglect, bullying, or just 'not getting what we need' on an emotional level. I'm a member of ISST-D, a trainee member of UKCP and BCPC, and have specialist trauma training.
0117 456 5291
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Bristol BS8
Not accepting new clients
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Heart to Heart Bristol
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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We understand that everyone has their own story to tell and that life's experiences can sometimes be a struggle to hold. Do you want to feel herd and dont no where to go or even where to start? Counselling may be the place for you. We are here to offer a safe, non-judgmental space to talk about and explore your concerns and issues. Counselling offers you the chance to gain a more secure sense of self. Working together with a counsellor can provide you with the tools to take control of your struggles and lighten the weight you carry.
0117 325 7405
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Bristol BS3
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Andrew Jordan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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It is important that therapy is a journey which we take together, providing you with the tools and skills needed to equip you for a better, more fulfilling life. My aim is to create the optimum environment and a focus on relational psychotherapy to provide my clients with the best outcome for them. This will enable you to view your challenges from a different perspective and help you to make more useful decisions for yourself. In our therapy sessions, we’ll work together to reduce your sense of discomfort and distress in a confidential, safe environment.
0117 463 0089
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Bristol BS8
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Online counselling with Kirsten Lawrence
Counsellor, MBACP
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Counselling can help with experiences of anxiety and stress, childhood issues, low self esteem, abuse, trauma, existential difficulties, depression, grief and loss, increasing confidence or any issue where a person needs understanding and support to explore their situation in a non-judgmental space. Therapy can help with personal development and is a way of expanding on and understanding ourselves. I work from an integrative approach and draw influence from a range of therapeutic backgrounds to suit the individual and their situation.
0117 463 0453 x44
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Bristol BS41
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Helen Sanders
Counsellor, MBACP
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My ideal client would be someone wanting to gain self-awareness and insight into themselves. A person who is ready to seek a space for exploration and wants to use it to find out who they are, not what society and other people are telling them they should be, but their authentic voice. The client would want to find greater freedom by exploring the life journey they have been on and what this has meant to them. It's not for me to tell the client what their goals are but for me to provide them with a therapeutic space so they can find out for themselves.
0117 456 2349
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Bristol BS14
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
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Di Hall
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
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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
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Bristol BS16
Waitlist for new clients
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Sarah Weaver
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
We all have times in life when things seem to get on top of us. We may feel confused, anxious or depressed. Sometimes it feels like we are just going round in circles, getting nowhere in particular. Having someone to talk to can lighten the load and this is often easier with someone other than family or friends.
0117 456 2380
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Bristol BS30
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