Victoria Room
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Verified
Verified
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Counselling is for anyone and everyone. You might have a specific thing you want to work on – pain from your past or worries about the future. Or you might have a general sense that something is stuck, that this isn’t quite the life you’d expected. ​Counselling offers the opportunity for us to develop a creative partnership , where we can work together to explore both what is troubling you and your potential in life and to support you to find a sense of freedom to be your true self. Counselling is not an easy option, it can uncover painful feelings, but it can be a step on the way to feeling better and more at peace with yourself.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2177
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Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
Counselling is for anyone and everyone. You might have a specific thing you want to work on – pain from your past or worries about the future. Or you might have a general sense that something is stuck, that this isn’t quite the life you’d expected. ​Counselling offers the opportunity for us to develop a creative partnership , where we can work together to explore both what is troubling you and your potential in life and to support you to find a sense of freedom to be your true self. Counselling is not an easy option, it can uncover painful feelings, but it can be a step on the way to feeling better and more at peace with yourself.
Dr Helen de Vere
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol Verified
Verified
Cotham
Bristol BS6
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL33249) and the British Psychological Society. I provide counselling for adults with a wide range of personal and emotional difficulties. I recognise that many clients enter therapy feeling high levels of distress. I offer a sensitive and compassionate approach, working collaboratively with clients in order to bring about release, insight, change, and resolution in a safe and confidential setting. Clients can choose whether they would like short-term or open-ended therapy.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 5135
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Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (PYL33249) and the British Psychological Society. I provide counselling for adults with a wide range of personal and emotional difficulties. I recognise that many clients enter therapy feeling high levels of distress. I offer a sensitive and compassionate approach, working collaboratively with clients in order to bring about release, insight, change, and resolution in a safe and confidential setting. Clients can choose whether they would like short-term or open-ended therapy.
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Eszter Lukacsi
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
There are times in our lives when we face issues that may seem difficult to cope with. It is even harder when we have to deal with these challenges all by ourselves. I believe that every person is both different and unique in their own way, whilst facing their own difficulties. That is why I adjust my work around Your individual needs.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 5297
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
There are times in our lives when we face issues that may seem difficult to cope with. It is even harder when we have to deal with these challenges all by ourselves. I believe that every person is both different and unique in their own way, whilst facing their own difficulties. That is why I adjust my work around Your individual needs.
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Nadia R. Sadiq
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych. Verified
Verified
Cotham
Bristol BS6
If you are tired of feeling negative, anxious, upset and exhausted, I can help. Maybe the excitement has disappeared from life, the negative voice is on full blast and you find yourself going round in circles. I offer a safe and friendly space where we can re-discover who you are and how you want to live your best life. With a professional and compassionate helping hand, we can unlock your potential for happiness.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 5147
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Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
If you are tired of feeling negative, anxious, upset and exhausted, I can help. Maybe the excitement has disappeared from life, the negative voice is on full blast and you find yourself going round in circles. I offer a safe and friendly space where we can re-discover who you are and how you want to live your best life. With a professional and compassionate helping hand, we can unlock your potential for happiness.
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Stephen Gallini
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Music Therap. Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
I am a fully qualified HCPC registered Music Therapist and certified NMT Neurologic Music Therapist, with further training in Counselling, Guided Imagery Music Therapy (GIM), Mental Health First Aid, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have extensive work experience in private practice, e.g. with children and adults with learning difficulties and autism, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem. Within a holistic person-centred approach, I include in my sessions techniques based on meditation, mindfulness practices, and breath-work.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2147
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
I am a fully qualified HCPC registered Music Therapist and certified NMT Neurologic Music Therapist, with further training in Counselling, Guided Imagery Music Therapy (GIM), Mental Health First Aid, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have extensive work experience in private practice, e.g. with children and adults with learning difficulties and autism, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem. Within a holistic person-centred approach, I include in my sessions techniques based on meditation, mindfulness practices, and breath-work.
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Alex Moate
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Counselling can provide you with much needed clarity when life seems full up, with no room left to think. As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space to explore issues that you are facing, to look more closely at the impact that these are having in your life and to begin to gain new perspectives. As an integrative practitioner I am able to work flexibly with you, with my work being informed by different approaches including Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means that I am able to work in a way that will best suit your individual needs.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2377
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
Counselling can provide you with much needed clarity when life seems full up, with no room left to think. As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space to explore issues that you are facing, to look more closely at the impact that these are having in your life and to begin to gain new perspectives. As an integrative practitioner I am able to work flexibly with you, with my work being informed by different approaches including Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means that I am able to work in a way that will best suit your individual needs.
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Sarah Wright
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
*** Due to COVID19 I am only working online or over the phone *** 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.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2205
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
*** Due to COVID19 I am only working online or over the phone *** 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.
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Peter Appleton
Counsellor, MNCS Accred Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
The most important part of any psychological therapy is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist. Feeling heard, understood and accepted form the cornerstone of effective therapy. I pride myself on being able to develop a trusting rapport from people from all backgrounds. I work to enable you to develop your own resources and skills. Only we can change our own lives - but we can't do it alone. Therapy is a journey with a therapist as a fellow traveler. I welcome people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations and identities.
Psychodynamic
0117 428 9001
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
The most important part of any psychological therapy is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist. Feeling heard, understood and accepted form the cornerstone of effective therapy. I pride myself on being able to develop a trusting rapport from people from all backgrounds. I work to enable you to develop your own resources and skills. Only we can change our own lives - but we can't do it alone. Therapy is a journey with a therapist as a fellow traveler. I welcome people of all ethnicities, sexual orientations and identities.
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Charlotte Holworthy
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Welcome. You may be going through a difficult time, experiencing painful emotions, or struggling with relationships. Perhaps you feel that you are unable to resolve these issues alone, and are in need of some support beyond that of family and friends. Counselling can give you the opportunity to make sense of these feelings, offering a warm, non-judgmental space where you are respected and heard, and able to work on what is important to you.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2190
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
Welcome. You may be going through a difficult time, experiencing painful emotions, or struggling with relationships. Perhaps you feel that you are unable to resolve these issues alone, and are in need of some support beyond that of family and friends. Counselling can give you the opportunity to make sense of these feelings, offering a warm, non-judgmental space where you are respected and heard, and able to work on what is important to you.
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Hannah Paton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
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 behavior 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 behavioral changes you desire.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2367
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
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 behavior 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 behavioral changes you desire.
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Richard Acklam
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I work part-time at Relate Avon and 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.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2086
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I work part-time at Relate Avon and 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.
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Dr. Marie-Claire Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, DCounsPsych Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences. I offer a safe and confidential space for people who are seeking support with the experiences of emotional distress and challenges that most of us face at various junctures in life. I am a compassionate, warm and approachable therapist and we will work together in a collaborative way to find what works best for you
Psychodynamic
0117 325 4350
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences. I offer a safe and confidential space for people who are seeking support with the experiences of emotional distress and challenges that most of us face at various junctures in life. I am a compassionate, warm and approachable therapist and we will work together in a collaborative way to find what works best for you
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Nichola Gascoigne
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Do you struggle with feelings and thoughts that are limiting your enjoyment of life and affecting your connections 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 including depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, pregnancy, birth and postnatal issues, transition to parenthood, family and relationship difficulties, bereavement and abuse. Whatever you may bring, I can give you the support you need to find your way.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2768
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Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
Do you struggle with feelings and thoughts that are limiting your enjoyment of life and affecting your connections 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 including depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, pregnancy, birth and postnatal issues, transition to parenthood, family and relationship difficulties, bereavement and abuse. Whatever you may bring, I can give you the support you need to find your way.
Kate Shayler
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
It can take a lot of courage to ask for support when you’re feeling low, anxious or when life is throwing challenges your way. Whatever your difficulty get in touch. I work with adults and young people (18+) on issues relating to anxiety, low mood, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, abuse, relationships, anger, life changes, and more. Please be aware that I am not currently working with clients who are actively suicidal.
Psychodynamic
07429 361905
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
It can take a lot of courage to ask for support when you’re feeling low, anxious or when life is throwing challenges your way. Whatever your difficulty get in touch. I work with adults and young people (18+) on issues relating to anxiety, low mood, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, abuse, relationships, anger, life changes, and more. Please be aware that I am not currently working with clients who are actively suicidal.
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Lucy Powell
Counsellor, BACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
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.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2183
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
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.
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Sarah Weaver
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
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.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2380
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
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.
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Clare Allen
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
I offer a safe & confidential place for you to come and talk about anything in your life that may be causing you distress or confusion. I believe that counselling can benefit anyone; it can really help to talk to someone who is objective & professional. Often people come to counselling with no clear idea of what they want or how they feel. There is no expectation from me with regards to the issues you bring; counselling is your space & it is common for people to feel confused or unsure. My aim is to support you through the process & help you to better understand yourself & your struggles, so that you can move forward with your life.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2144
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
I offer a safe & confidential place for you to come and talk about anything in your life that may be causing you distress or confusion. I believe that counselling can benefit anyone; it can really help to talk to someone who is objective & professional. Often people come to counselling with no clear idea of what they want or how they feel. There is no expectation from me with regards to the issues you bring; counselling is your space & it is common for people to feel confused or unsure. My aim is to support you through the process & help you to better understand yourself & your struggles, so that you can move forward with your life.
Ben James
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol Verified
Verified
Cotham
Bristol BS6
You might seek help for a specific problem such as obsessional behaviour, social anxiety or psycho-somatic symptoms. Or you may have more general feelings of anxiety or depression associated with dissatisfaction in work, the challenge of forming satisfying relationships or issues with money, food or sex. You may feel unfulfilled, bored or creatively inhibited. All of these difficulties affect the quality of your life. Psychotherapy and counselling provide an effective treatment for just such disorders and concerns and can contribute significantly to your mental health, sense of well-being and to managing your life more effectively.
Psychodynamic
0117 325 4110
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Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
You might seek help for a specific problem such as obsessional behaviour, social anxiety or psycho-somatic symptoms. Or you may have more general feelings of anxiety or depression associated with dissatisfaction in work, the challenge of forming satisfying relationships or issues with money, food or sex. You may feel unfulfilled, bored or creatively inhibited. All of these difficulties affect the quality of your life. Psychotherapy and counselling provide an effective treatment for just such disorders and concerns and can contribute significantly to your mental health, sense of well-being and to managing your life more effectively.
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Dr Nelisha Wickremasinghe
Psychologist, PhD, MBPsS Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
I have worked as psychologist, psychotherapist and family therapist since 1993. I have worked in many contexts including: a senior practitioner in NHS mental health, in global organisations working with employee burnout, stress and anxiety, and with couples and families experiencing conflict and separation. I support clients during difficult life transitions including divorce, redundancy and bereavement. Many are experiencing anxiety, depression and struggling with various addictions. Our work explores what else is going on beyond the problem, and reaches towards deeply buried, forgotten inner strength.
Psychodynamic
07723 195735
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
I have worked as psychologist, psychotherapist and family therapist since 1993. I have worked in many contexts including: a senior practitioner in NHS mental health, in global organisations working with employee burnout, stress and anxiety, and with couples and families experiencing conflict and separation. I support clients during difficult life transitions including divorce, redundancy and bereavement. Many are experiencing anxiety, depression and struggling with various addictions. Our work explores what else is going on beyond the problem, and reaches towards deeply buried, forgotten inner strength.
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Patricia Falvey
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
We live in a culture that promotes the idea of strong, powerful individuals who live picture perfect lives. There is little room for showing our vulnerability, or our need for connection. There is a cultural expectation that when things are difficult for us we should just 'get over it' and not make a fuss, this might manifest in you with thoughts of "what's wrong with me", "why is this so hard" and "I should be able to manage by myself" and so on! You may be feeling fragmented, ​disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, fearful, unable to cope, you might feel like giving up.
Psychodynamic
0117 325 2788
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Office is near:
Cotham
Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
We live in a culture that promotes the idea of strong, powerful individuals who live picture perfect lives. There is little room for showing our vulnerability, or our need for connection. There is a cultural expectation that when things are difficult for us we should just 'get over it' and not make a fuss, this might manifest in you with thoughts of "what's wrong with me", "why is this so hard" and "I should be able to manage by myself" and so on! You may be feeling fragmented, ​disconnected, numb, overwhelmed, fearful, unable to cope, you might feel like giving up.

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Psychodynamic Counsellors
Psychodynamic therapy in Cotham, Bristol, also known as insight-oriented therapy, evolved from Freudian psychoanalysis. Like adherents of psychoanalysis, psychodynamic therapists believe that bringing the unconscious into conscious awareness promotes insight and resolves conflict. But psychodynamic therapy is briefer and less intensive than psychoanalysis and also focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client, as a way to learn about how the client relates to everyone in their life.

How can I tell if a counsellor is right for me?
Counsellors and therapists in Cotham, Bristol are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, you can find CBT Therapists in Cotham, Bristol who focus on a specific issue, as well as DBT Therapists in Cotham, Bristol who help clients with new skills to manage their emotions and relationships.

If you're seeking a marriage counsellor in Cotham, Bristol you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in Cotham, Bristol and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in Cotham, Bristol or family therapy in Cotham, Bristol.