Victoria Room
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Verified
Verified
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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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.
Hayley Carmichael
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCS Accred Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS9
​Asking for help can be scary, a risk when you feel least like taking one. Past experiences or current situations can leave you troubled, perhaps struggling to relate to others, even to yourself. Do you feel alone, out of place and misunderstood or maybe low and unmotivated? Do you put a brave face on it but inside feel the pain? Or perhaps you worry that you lash out too easily at those around you? ​Is it hard to put your needs first? Personal therapy can help you to gain insight to face the world and toubles differently. If you are open to understanding yourself better, to experiencing life more fully then therapy can help.
Psychodynamic
01453 703128
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Office is near:
Bristol BS9
Psychodynamic
​Asking for help can be scary, a risk when you feel least like taking one. Past experiences or current situations can leave you troubled, perhaps struggling to relate to others, even to yourself. Do you feel alone, out of place and misunderstood or maybe low and unmotivated? Do you put a brave face on it but inside feel the pain? Or perhaps you worry that you lash out too easily at those around you? ​Is it hard to put your needs first? Personal therapy can help you to gain insight to face the world and toubles differently. If you are open to understanding yourself better, to experiencing life more fully then therapy can help.
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Sally Ellis
Counsellor, BACP Verified
Verified
Bristol BS16
I am a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, 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 flexible and attuned to your pace and requirements, different approaches may be called upon to address individual needs. I work with various issues, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
Psychodynamic
0117 456 5379
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Bristol BS16
Psychodynamic
I am a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist working with individuals and couples, 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 flexible and attuned to your pace and requirements, different approaches may be called upon to address individual needs. I work with various issues, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships/Family difficulties, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Grief, Life changes/ Transitions. I am an integrative counsellor working from a person centered core .
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Dr Rachel Graham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych. Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS16
I am a qualified, experienced and chartered counselling psychologist, who has over 15 years’ experience of working therapeutically with children and adults. I’ve been fortunate to have a varied experience within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), educational and residential setting and mental health charities. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same and that is my passion to support people overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
Psychodynamic
01453 708245
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Office is near:
Bristol BS16
Psychodynamic
I am a qualified, experienced and chartered counselling psychologist, who has over 15 years’ experience of working therapeutically with children and adults. I’ve been fortunate to have a varied experience within my career, working with a range of clients and settings, including NHS CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), educational and residential setting and mental health charities. Despite my varied experiences, one thing remains the same and that is my passion to support people overcome and heal from their emotional wounds or barriers so that they can live a more fulfilled and whole life.
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Michelle D
Counsellor, MNCS Accred Verified
Verified
Bristol BS15
Hi I’m Michelle, a counsellor based in the Bristol area. I understand counselling can be overwhelming therefore we will work together to diminish any feelings of discomfort to enable you to explore the positive changes you can make. I am a person-centred integrative counsellor who tailors our time spent together to suit your needs for the most effective session. I offer the space for you to explore anything you wish to reflect on in a non-judgemental, caring and relaxed environment.
Psychodynamic
0117 325 4084
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Bristol BS15
Psychodynamic
Hi I’m Michelle, a counsellor based in the Bristol area. I understand counselling can be overwhelming therefore we will work together to diminish any feelings of discomfort to enable you to explore the positive changes you can make. I am a person-centred integrative counsellor who tailors our time spent together to suit your needs for the most effective session. I offer the space for you to explore anything you wish to reflect on in a non-judgemental, caring and relaxed environment.
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Fernando Gonzalez
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS1
How are you living your life...? I suppose that, for most, life will start happening as soon as we overcome that current and pressing issue; and dying is something that will eventually happen at some point in a remote future.
Psychodynamic
020 4538 0036
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Office is near:
Bristol BS1
Psychodynamic
How are you living your life...? I suppose that, for most, life will start happening as soon as we overcome that current and pressing issue; and dying is something that will eventually happen at some point in a remote future.
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Martin Conway Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, BACP Verified
Verified
Bristol BS3
I am offering therapy to clients with a variety of needs. I gained much of my experience working in an addiction clinic and as a university counsellor before qualifying and starting my private practice. The majority of my experience is with anxiety, depression, addiction and long-term illness, but I also have experience working with many other issues. My work is client led, relational and non time-limited.
Psychodynamic
01275 408902
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Bristol BS3
Psychodynamic
I am offering therapy to clients with a variety of needs. I gained much of my experience working in an addiction clinic and as a university counsellor before qualifying and starting my private practice. The majority of my experience is with anxiety, depression, addiction and long-term illness, but I also have experience working with many other issues. My work is client led, relational and non time-limited.
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Eszter Lukacsi
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Bristol BS20
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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Bristol BS20
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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Andrew Jordan
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Bristol BS8
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.
Psychodynamic
0117 463 0089
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Bristol BS8
Psychodynamic
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.
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Craig Davies
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP Verified
Verified
Bristol BS34
My name is Craig Davies and I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist available for short and longer-term treatment. I hold full UKCP registration. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties, problems in relationships or patterns in your life that you want to change, psychotherapy can be an effective way of addressing these issues from within. I offer a comfortable and confidential space in which to explore your feelings. I work in accordance with the code of ethics of UKCP.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2091
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Bristol BS34
Psychodynamic
My name is Craig Davies and I am a fully qualified and experienced Psychotherapist available for short and longer-term treatment. I hold full UKCP registration. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties, problems in relationships or patterns in your life that you want to change, psychotherapy can be an effective way of addressing these issues from within. I offer a comfortable and confidential space in which to explore your feelings. I work in accordance with the code of ethics of UKCP.
Shane Llewellyn
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS1
Psychodynamic
01748 901738
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Office is near:
Bristol BS1
Psychodynamic
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Peter Appleton
Counsellor, MNCS Accred Verified
Verified
Bristol BS16
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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Bristol BS16
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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Ian John Hughes
Counsellor, MBACP Verified
Verified
Bristol BS6
I’m a qualified therapist involving Humanistic and integrative counselling. I have professional and personal experience working in and through Anxiety, Stress, Low Self-Esteem, Depression,  drug and alcohol addiction, issues around bullying, as well as PTSD and trauma. I also have experience working with those in Nerd/Geek and Alternative Culture.
Psychodynamic
0117 456 2161
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Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
I’m a qualified therapist involving Humanistic and integrative counselling. I have professional and personal experience working in and through Anxiety, Stress, Low Self-Esteem, Depression,  drug and alcohol addiction, issues around bullying, as well as PTSD and trauma. I also have experience working with those in Nerd/Geek and Alternative Culture.
Dr Kirstie Fleetwood Meade
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych. Verified
Verified
Bristol BS6
NB: I am currently on maternity leave until Sept 2021. As a holistic psychologist, I work with families, couples and individuals facing a variety of issues. My speciality is working with anxiety, trauma or abuse, low-self esteem, work-related stress and relationship issues. I also offer executive coaching in the corporate sphere, focusing on building psychological resilience, including improving work life balance, sleep and relationships. I have a special interest in the body-mind connection, and am also a qualified Embodied Yoga Teacher. I bring movement, meditation, and breath-work as well as creative approaches to my practice.
Psychodynamic
0117 325 3028
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Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
NB: I am currently on maternity leave until Sept 2021. As a holistic psychologist, I work with families, couples and individuals facing a variety of issues. My speciality is working with anxiety, trauma or abuse, low-self esteem, work-related stress and relationship issues. I also offer executive coaching in the corporate sphere, focusing on building psychological resilience, including improving work life balance, sleep and relationships. I have a special interest in the body-mind connection, and am also a qualified Embodied Yoga Teacher. I bring movement, meditation, and breath-work as well as creative approaches to my practice.
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Sarah Weaver
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Verified
Verified
Bristol BS5
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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Bristol BS5
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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Hannah Duncan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred Verified
Verified
Bristol BS6
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
Psychodynamic
07748 843708
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Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
Good therapy is about change: changing reactions, behaviours, a difficult aspect of self, challenging attitudes/beliefs about yourself or your story. I love working with clients who are prepared to jump in, take risks and seek solutions - this is the way to ensure real change. I will jump in and risk too. I value being human and involved in the therapy and am also practically minded and view the best wisdom as something that can directly be applied to life. A supervisee recently described me as "real, relational, ordinary, practical and not floaty/wispy". I like to incorporate psychoeducation and relevant theoretical information.
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Randa Bott
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Bristol BS1
I offer a calm, supportive and affirming approach that can help look at the issues such as anxiety, depression, sadness, relationship problems as well as trauma and bereavement.
Psychodynamic
01373 482568
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Office is near:
Bristol BS1
Psychodynamic
I offer a calm, supportive and affirming approach that can help look at the issues such as anxiety, depression, sadness, relationship problems as well as trauma and bereavement.
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Dr. Marie-Claire Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, DCounsPsych Verified
Verified
Bristol BS7
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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Bristol BS7
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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Selena Reid
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP Verified
Verified
Bristol BS6
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe that it is important for you to feel a positive connection with your therapist if you are to receive the most beneficial experience from Psychotherapy. I believe that the healer is within you, but I also understand that it is difficult for anyone to self heal without support My purpose is not only to assist you with the healing process, but also to facilitate your change and growth and help you to naturally awaken your own life supporting behaviours.
Psychodynamic
0117 463 0164
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Bristol BS6
Psychodynamic
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe that it is important for you to feel a positive connection with your therapist if you are to receive the most beneficial experience from Psychotherapy. I believe that the healer is within you, but I also understand that it is difficult for anyone to self heal without support My purpose is not only to assist you with the healing process, but also to facilitate your change and growth and help you to naturally awaken your own life supporting behaviours.
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Dr. Lydia French
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol Verified
Verified
Bristol BS41
Hello, I am Lydia, a Chartered Psychologist and Psychotherapist. For nearly two decades I have been working in adult mental health. My work has been widely published in some of the UK's leading mental health journals and I bring this knowledge to my private practice. I am a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have a PhD from Bristol Medical School and a MSc. in Health Psychology. I am currently offering reduced cost psychotherapy as I work towards full accreditation in psychodynamic practice with the University of Oxford.
Psychodynamic
0117 325 3397
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Bristol BS41
Psychodynamic
Hello, I am Lydia, a Chartered Psychologist and Psychotherapist. For nearly two decades I have been working in adult mental health. My work has been widely published in some of the UK's leading mental health journals and I bring this knowledge to my private practice. I am a Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I have a PhD from Bristol Medical School and a MSc. in Health Psychology. I am currently offering reduced cost psychotherapy as I work towards full accreditation in psychodynamic practice with the University of Oxford.

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Psychodynamic Counsellors
Psychodynamic therapy in 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 Bristol are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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

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