In Person Counselling in Portbury

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Emily Hall
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Portbury BS20
Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected, and yet throughout life there can be times when we face challenges, struggles, or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings. I offer a calm, welcoming, and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we can work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
Everyone needs to feel valued, understood and connected, and yet throughout life there can be times when we face challenges, struggles, or difficulties. These are the times when counselling can offer a safe and confidential place where you have the chance to share and explore your feelings. I offer a calm, welcoming, and compassionate space where you will be listened to without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Led by you, we can work together, using reflection and exploration to help develop and enhance your own unique strengths and create opportunities for growth and positive change.
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Steve Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portbury BS20
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
So often in our lives we reach a place where we are struggling in some capacity or another. It may be a deep-rooted issue that goes back to childhood, a past relationship or a trauma. It may be some destructive behaviour such as a form of self-harm or an eating disorder. It may be a negative thought process that is having an impact on our daily life. Whatever the issue, I believe counselling can help. Having a place where we can allow ourselves time and a calm space to think, talk and work things out can be absolutely priceless.
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Alison Penfold
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Are you constantly experiencing relationship challenges, leaving you feeling distressed, bewildered, let down and perhaps even angry and self blaming for repeating these patterns? It can be utterly devastating to keep finding ourselves stuck in this way. Whether in intimate relationships, family dynamics, friendships or work situations, I can support you to explore the origins of these difficult issues, leading to healthier relationships with others. Maybe you have experienced some of the above and are also in the Creative/Performing Arts Community or Film/ Media.
Are you constantly experiencing relationship challenges, leaving you feeling distressed, bewildered, let down and perhaps even angry and self blaming for repeating these patterns? It can be utterly devastating to keep finding ourselves stuck in this way. Whether in intimate relationships, family dynamics, friendships or work situations, I can support you to explore the origins of these difficult issues, leading to healthier relationships with others. Maybe you have experienced some of the above and are also in the Creative/Performing Arts Community or Film/ Media.
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Elizabeth Rose Howis
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Hello, I'm Lizzie. Welcome to my profile. I'll create a safe, relaxed space where you feel comfortable to explore whatever's going on for you without fear of any judgement. My style is informal, relational, warm, and open. It may be one or many things that have brought you here today, but whatever it is that you’re wanting to work on, I am here to support and empower you.
Hello, I'm Lizzie. Welcome to my profile. I'll create a safe, relaxed space where you feel comfortable to explore whatever's going on for you without fear of any judgement. My style is informal, relational, warm, and open. It may be one or many things that have brought you here today, but whatever it is that you’re wanting to work on, I am here to support and empower you.
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Jacob Page
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS13
Are struggling with anxiety, stress, or trauma? Maybe seeking relief from depression and desire personal growth. You want things to change, to feel better. Overwhelmed by work pressures, family dynamics, or unresolved past experiences, your goal is to find a safe, supportive space to explore these issues, develop coping strategies, and achieve a sense of balance and well-being. You may want more than just traditional talk therapy and are looking for a counsellor who brings all of themselves into the process, offering diverse and engaging methods.
Are struggling with anxiety, stress, or trauma? Maybe seeking relief from depression and desire personal growth. You want things to change, to feel better. Overwhelmed by work pressures, family dynamics, or unresolved past experiences, your goal is to find a safe, supportive space to explore these issues, develop coping strategies, and achieve a sense of balance and well-being. You may want more than just traditional talk therapy and are looking for a counsellor who brings all of themselves into the process, offering diverse and engaging methods.
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Joanne King Art Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
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James Summerhayes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Clevedon BS21
Hello there, I’m James and I am a counsellor offering Friday sessions in the Weston area. Life can be difficult, sometimes traumatic and we often need someone professional to talk to and guide us to find solutions or acceptance to the problems we are facing in a way that best suits us. Whether you're anxious, depressed, stuck, unhappy or lost, I can offer you a confidential and caring space to explore issues that might be keeping you from finding the contentment and happiness you seek. Whatever approach we decide to follow it is important that you leave each session feeling accepted and understood.
Hello there, I’m James and I am a counsellor offering Friday sessions in the Weston area. Life can be difficult, sometimes traumatic and we often need someone professional to talk to and guide us to find solutions or acceptance to the problems we are facing in a way that best suits us. Whether you're anxious, depressed, stuck, unhappy or lost, I can offer you a confidential and caring space to explore issues that might be keeping you from finding the contentment and happiness you seek. Whatever approach we decide to follow it is important that you leave each session feeling accepted and understood.
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Michelle Thatcher
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Bristol BS14
What would you like to change? I am a highly experienced Counselling Psychologist and offer a warm, pragmatic approach to therapy in the belief that with the right help and support, we are all capable of making positive changes. I have learned from long experience, both my own and my clients, that one size can never fit all so have trained in a broad range of approaches including CBT, humanistic, emdr, schema therapy and ISTDP. I have many ways of helping you to understand your difficulties and tools for us to work together to change them. I am a big believer in the collaborative process. Therapy is something done best as a team
What would you like to change? I am a highly experienced Counselling Psychologist and offer a warm, pragmatic approach to therapy in the belief that with the right help and support, we are all capable of making positive changes. I have learned from long experience, both my own and my clients, that one size can never fit all so have trained in a broad range of approaches including CBT, humanistic, emdr, schema therapy and ISTDP. I have many ways of helping you to understand your difficulties and tools for us to work together to change them. I am a big believer in the collaborative process. Therapy is something done best as a team
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Deborah Nicola Suzanne Fryer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS20
Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you feel out of your depth? Or experiencing a sense of loss, unable to cope? Fear is our worst enemy, and we will try and find a way of taking back control. If you feel you are struggling there is a strength in reaching out for support. Counselling helps you to gain a better understanding of self through the therapeutic process, and I believe we are all unique and have the potential to change, therefore develop a belief in your ability to cope. You will begin to make sense of the past and begin to recognise your true self.
Are you feeling so overwhelmed that you feel out of your depth? Or experiencing a sense of loss, unable to cope? Fear is our worst enemy, and we will try and find a way of taking back control. If you feel you are struggling there is a strength in reaching out for support. Counselling helps you to gain a better understanding of self through the therapeutic process, and I believe we are all unique and have the potential to change, therefore develop a belief in your ability to cope. You will begin to make sense of the past and begin to recognise your true self.
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Robert McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS8
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
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Amanda Rawle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS49
Hi. My name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified and experienced professional integrative Counsellor. I work with people going through challenging times in their lives. The focus of our work will be helping you to understand yourself better and to find more constructive ways to deal with the important issues and/or relationships in your life. I offer short-term and long-term counselling to clients who are seeking a confidential and safe space to explore your difficulties where you will be listened to with acceptance and kindness.
Hi. My name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified and experienced professional integrative Counsellor. I work with people going through challenging times in their lives. The focus of our work will be helping you to understand yourself better and to find more constructive ways to deal with the important issues and/or relationships in your life. I offer short-term and long-term counselling to clients who are seeking a confidential and safe space to explore your difficulties where you will be listened to with acceptance and kindness.
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Dr Lorna Stewart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
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Sapling CBT (cbt, emdr, btti for tics)
MSc
Verified Verified
Bristol BS3
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. My professional background is Educational Psychology, trauma and attachment therapy with 18 years experience supporting families. I help people aged 8- 24 who have experienced trauma, anxiety, low mood tics and care experienced young people. We will work together to build a bespoke treatment plan, I believe we all have the potential for positive wellbeing, I will work with you to uncover what this means to you. Weekly clinic held in Bath and Bristol and online.
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile. I am a specialist Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. My professional background is Educational Psychology, trauma and attachment therapy with 18 years experience supporting families. I help people aged 8- 24 who have experienced trauma, anxiety, low mood tics and care experienced young people. We will work together to build a bespoke treatment plan, I believe we all have the potential for positive wellbeing, I will work with you to uncover what this means to you. Weekly clinic held in Bath and Bristol and online.
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Duncan Moss
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
With 40 years experience, I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Friday.
With 40 years experience, I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Friday.
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Clare Atyeo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS49
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, isolation, bereavement, trauma/PTSD, identity/life goals and relationship issues, to name but a few. I have experience working and living with people who identify as neurodivergent for example those on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD. I work online on a Wednesday, and face to face or online on a Thursday and Friday. My offices are accessible with lift facilities and free parking, within 5 minutes of Junction 21 of the M5.
I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, isolation, bereavement, trauma/PTSD, identity/life goals and relationship issues, to name but a few. I have experience working and living with people who identify as neurodivergent for example those on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD. I work online on a Wednesday, and face to face or online on a Thursday and Friday. My offices are accessible with lift facilities and free parking, within 5 minutes of Junction 21 of the M5.
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Stuart Hannis Hypnotherapy
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Feeling stuck? Problems that persist and seem resistent to talking therapies often have an unconscious element to them that can be unlocked by hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is not a passive process but a way for the client to take back control of repetitive behaviors and get freedom to "get on with their life". Phobias; anxiety; mental blocks of all kind can all be treated with hypnotherapy. Hypnosis and psychotherapy, can brings deep therapeutic change, relief and release of stuck emotions, unuseful behaviour patterns and problems. Take back control by deciding what messages your deep mind is playing out in your life.
Feeling stuck? Problems that persist and seem resistent to talking therapies often have an unconscious element to them that can be unlocked by hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is not a passive process but a way for the client to take back control of repetitive behaviors and get freedom to "get on with their life". Phobias; anxiety; mental blocks of all kind can all be treated with hypnotherapy. Hypnosis and psychotherapy, can brings deep therapeutic change, relief and release of stuck emotions, unuseful behaviour patterns and problems. Take back control by deciding what messages your deep mind is playing out in your life.
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Kirsty Burke Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I am a warm, honest and open counsellor with a flexible, creative, gentle yet challenging style. The relationship we develop will support you to explore and understand difficult issues; increase self awareness; and improve connection. Many clients come to me saying they feel "confused" "alone" "desperate" "lost". I will work with you to help you uncover and explore your truth, as so often we have lost sight of or do not even know what it is.
I am a warm, honest and open counsellor with a flexible, creative, gentle yet challenging style. The relationship we develop will support you to explore and understand difficult issues; increase self awareness; and improve connection. Many clients come to me saying they feel "confused" "alone" "desperate" "lost". I will work with you to help you uncover and explore your truth, as so often we have lost sight of or do not even know what it is.
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Emmanuelle Hicks
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clevedon BS21
I specialise in Maternal Mental Health, and working with teenagers. Matrescence and adolescence are times of huge change and I am here to support you. Whoever you are, whatever you are experiencing, we all struggle with aspects of life sometimes. Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference and help ease the pressure life puts on us. You are not alone - even counsellors have counsellors!
I specialise in Maternal Mental Health, and working with teenagers. Matrescence and adolescence are times of huge change and I am here to support you. Whoever you are, whatever you are experiencing, we all struggle with aspects of life sometimes. Having someone to talk to can make a huge difference and help ease the pressure life puts on us. You are not alone - even counsellors have counsellors!
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Ana Corral
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
I wanted to give you a warm welcome and acknowledge your effort in taking this first step. It is not easy to start therapy; overcoming any fear you may feel, where to search, which therapist to choose… I would like to invite you to stop for a moment. Close your eyes slowly. Take a deep breath. How do you feel? Where in your body do you feel it? Sometimes life presents us with difficulties that can leave our world upside down. We can end up feeling anxious, depressed, angry, frustrated… Sometimes we just experience a lack of meaning and can’t connect with the life force that makes us feel alive.
I wanted to give you a warm welcome and acknowledge your effort in taking this first step. It is not easy to start therapy; overcoming any fear you may feel, where to search, which therapist to choose… I would like to invite you to stop for a moment. Close your eyes slowly. Take a deep breath. How do you feel? Where in your body do you feel it? Sometimes life presents us with difficulties that can leave our world upside down. We can end up feeling anxious, depressed, angry, frustrated… Sometimes we just experience a lack of meaning and can’t connect with the life force that makes us feel alive.
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New Lanes Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Have you decided it’s time to change and you’re looking for someone to talk to who is going to listen without judgement? I have many years experience working successfully with clients who were struggling to unravel their thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe and confidential space to clarify and validate your thoughts and work towards achieving your goals. Attending therapy can enable you to better understand yourself and although starting therapy can be daunting for many, I recognise everyone’s individuality and offer compassion and empathy at all times.
Have you decided it’s time to change and you’re looking for someone to talk to who is going to listen without judgement? I have many years experience working successfully with clients who were struggling to unravel their thoughts and feelings. I offer a safe and confidential space to clarify and validate your thoughts and work towards achieving your goals. Attending therapy can enable you to better understand yourself and although starting therapy can be daunting for many, I recognise everyone’s individuality and offer compassion and empathy at all times.
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