Person-Centred Integrative Therapist: Nick McLellan

About me

Hello! I’m Nick, a counselling therapist working in Bristol. I offer a safe, inclusive space that supports you to make your path through this often mysterious and confusing thing we call life. Whether you’re growing, struggling or just looking for a little help with navigating, let’s work together to explore the way forward.

From an early age and throughout our lives, most of us are taught that we should hide parts of ourselves to make our way in the world. We learn to conform – or at least to pretend to conform. As the person we are pulls away from the person we’re told we should be, in many cases we’re left with lingering or lifelong distress and a struggle to feel truly connected and at home within ourselves.

Often, feeling disconnected from ourselves leads to difficulties connecting with others. I believe the more we understand, accept and nurture ourselves, the more we can really be in the world and the find connection, community and purpose we’re longing for.

That’s what drives me in my counselling practice. I create a compassionate and collaborative space where we can safely explore the things you’re wrestling with, where you can experience connectedness and understanding. Our work can help you develop your self-awareness, self-acceptance and resilience, and build confidence to live more from all the aspects that make you who you are.

My approach

Humanness, openness and connection are at the heart of what I do.

My counselling work is based on the person-centred approach, which means that my focus is on developing a working relationship with you that’s founded on the principles of unconditional acceptance, non-judgement and genuineness. To be “person-centred” is to be led by you. Your goals, your needs, and your right to express and experience yourself as a unique person are the focus of the work. I’ll work in partnership with you, and in a way that’s sensitive to where you are in your current stage of life. The most important thing is that we work together to create a growing sense of trust and openness so that you’re able to pursue the changes you want to make in your life.

Our experiences can offer up a wealth of clues that may help us on our way as we seek to learn what matters, resonates, drives us or holds us back. With that in mind, sessions usually include exploring emotions, investigating thoughts, reflecting on present and past experiences and listening to different parts of the self. We might also include things like gentle mindfulness, creative exploration or using imagination and metaphor, depending on your preferences and needs.

You might feel like it’s impossible to identify or articulate exactly what’s causing you distress; perhaps you can only put your finger on how it’s impacting you. Feeling this way is incredibly common (and I’ve felt that way myself at times). Let’s talk and see if we can discover a way forward together.

I work with adults aged 18+ of any and all backgrounds, and can support you through a range of challenging life circumstances, including (but by no means limited to) depression, anxiety/stress, relationship difficulties, managing challenging emotions, loss and grief and struggles with identity.

Fees & availability

I offer in-person sessions at Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms on Friday afternoons. I also offer in-person sessions from my practice room in Clifton on Monday afternoons, and online sessions on Tuesday afternoons.

Weekly 50-minute sessions cost £50 per session.

I also offer a limited number of places at a reduced rate of £35 per session for clients who are currently unemployed or otherwise in financial difficulty. Please let me know when you first contact me if you’d like to explore taking one of these places.

Feel free to contact me at nick@pathmaking.co.uk to discuss setting up an initial meeting, or visit pathmaking.co.uk to read more about me and how I work.

Low-cost Integrative Person-Centred Counsellor: Philippa Welsh

Metamorphosis Counselling

I offer low-cost, long- and short-term counselling to adult individuals at Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms.

I am in my fourth and final (submPhilippa Welshission stage) year of training with Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bcpc.org.uk) and will receive a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. This is a dual accredited British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) course. I am a BACP student member and abide by their code of ethics (https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/ethics/)

I have worked in the helping professions for over 15 years and also teach, mentor and coach post-graduate professionals in charitable, private and university sectors. I have worked as a counsellor for Cotswold Counselling – a charity in Cirencester – since March 2020. Prior to this, I was a volunteer listener for a charity helpline for 6 years.

I offer a gentle, supportive, non-judgmental environment where I encourage you to explore your feelings and problems at your own pace. Here, you will be able to tell your story, and feel heard and understood. Together we can explore your life and behaviour patterns, how these may have stemmed from past experiences, and discover new ways to relate in the outside world.

Fees

Low cost: £30 for 50 minutes

Contact

Please contact me on philippa@metamorphosiscounselling.co.uk with your mobile phone number to arrange a free initial discussion.

www.metamorphosiscounselling.co.uk

Addiction Counsellor and Psychotherapist: Samuel Robinson

About Sam

Sam is a Cognitive Psychotherapist, Trauma-informed Counsellor, Specialist Addictions Therapist, Group Psychotherapist and specialist in Co-Occurring Mental Health and Addiction disorders. Over the past 4 years Sam has worked in several therapeutic residential treatment centres and clinical settings including The Küsnacht Practice, the world’s most exclusive treatment clinic for addiction and mental health presentations in Zurich. He has formed a specialism of intensive therapeutic work treating emotional, mental and addiction presentations. Alongside Sam’s private therapy practice here in Bristol, he works as a Consultant Addiction Psychotherapist advising clinics worldwide in the development and implementation of individualised evidence-based treatment for addictions and co-occurring mental health presentations.Sam Robinson February 2022

Sam is trained and experienced in delivering 1:1 and group psychotherapy, as well as therapeutic and educational support for families dealing with addictions and mental health presentations.

Registration with Professional Bodies

Sam is an Advanced Practitioner Member with Addiction Professionals (AP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

How can Sam help you?

Sam has experience of working with adults with a wide range of challenging life situations. Such as difficulties relating to low mood, anger, anxiety, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol abuse, self-critical thinking, substance and alcohol addictions, psychotic disorders (referral from a psychiatrist is needed), addiction recovery development, difficulties in the family and life altering career issues. He has extensive experience of working with individuals who have experienced psychological trauma and how this impacts life in the form of long-standing behavioural and relational difficulties.

Therapeutic Approach

Sam focuses on helping clients find solutions to life’s problems they experience in the here and now. You will work to initially focus on helping you find actionable solutions that can positively impact current difficulties. The focus is on how to get you feeling better. Then when you are ready move onto exploring more challenging life experiences that created deeper belief systems and negative thought processes leading to you needing therapy.

Sam’s therapy style is goal focused, imaginative and solution orientated. Sam looks at therapy like teamwork. You’ll work together to create a plan that offers direction and guidance through your difficulties and create a safe place for you to explore and understand how upsetting and challenging past experience present themselves and influence the here and now.

If you want to a more intensive, change focused approach, Sam has designed a structured a change driven intensive therapy programme focused on getting you feeling better, while empowering you to understand and regain control over what has been negatively impacting your life. Please get in touch to find out more.

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Trauma-informed Practice.
  • Specialist therapies in the treatment of addictions.
  • Relapse Prevention Therapy
  • Systemic theory and practice in families with addictions
  • Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress reactions in Psychosis.

Sessions and Fees

Addictions Therapy – £85 | 50 minutes

General Counselling – £75 | 50 minutes

Family Sessions (Addiction in the family) – £125 | 90 minutes

Group Therapy – £125 per month

Covers weekly Group Therapy | 80 minutes

Starting in Bristol on 20th October 2022

Starting online Summer 2022

Trainee Counsellors (online) at £55 | 50 minutes

Contact details

To find out more, or to book an initial consultation, please contact Sam via email or phone who would be happy to any questions or discuss what you need.

e: samuel.robinson.therapist@gmail.com

m: 07407 324916

w: www.samuelrobinsoncounselling.com

Facebook business page.

Relationship Counsellor: Hannah Russell MNCS (Accred).

About Me

I am a Relate-trained counsellor with many years’ experience offering relationship counselling to individuals and couples. I have a private practice in Bristol seeing clients both in person and online, both during the day and in the evening.Hannah Russell photo 30 Dec 2021

My interest in counselling began many years ago when studying psychology as an undergraduate in Bradford. In 1994 I moved to Bristol where I trained and worked as a helpline volunteer for Womankind until 1996. In 2008/9, inspired by further study in psychology, I trained and began working with Relate as an adult relationship counsellor. During this time I also worked for a charity called School-Home Support where, in 2011, I qualified and worked as a casework supervisor across a number of primary and secondary schools in Bristol.

Over the course of the last 27 years I have held numerous roles across schools, the voluntary sector, local authorities and NHS and am passionate about improving outcomes for children and families.

About Relationship Counselling

There are many and varied reasons which lead people to seek relationship
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.

Are you struggling to discuss important issues with your partner without an
argument or do you disagree on how to parent your children? Are you finding it
difficult to be intimate together or is work stress impacting upon your relationship? Have you recently separated from your partner and would like to explore what went wrong or do you have difficulty in developing and sustaining intimate relationships?

I aim to provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment in which we can work together on the issues that are important to you, meeting your unique, individual needs.

I can offer short or longer-term counselling. In short term counselling we can focus on the more immediate issues you are experiencing in your day-to-day life whereas longer term work might allow a wider perspective on how your past experiences may be affecting your current difficulties. Length of counselling varies but six sessions is a helpful minimum.

Please feel free to contact me via the details below so that we can arrange a time to talk on the phone about your needs and how we might work together. Taking the first step in seeking support can feel daunting and I will do everything I can to help you to feel at ease. mncs-accreditation-logo 30 Dec 2021

Fees

All sessions are 50 minutes in length and cost £60 for individual counselling and £75 for couple counselling.

The initial consultation is charged at £40 for individuals and £50 for couples.

Website and Contact Details

 w: hannahrussellcounselling.co.uk

e: hannah@hannahrussellcounselling.co.uk

p: 07883 082046

Humanistic Integrative Counsellor: Katie Hope, BA, PG Dip HIC, MBACP.

I am a fully qualified humanistic integrative counsellor trained at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling.  In addition to my private practice, I have worked with the Southmead Project counselling traumatised adult victims of child abuse; with Mind, counselling people with a variety of mental health issues; and with Trauma Foundation South West, counselling refugees and asylum seekers.Katie Hope

I am warm and compassionate and will support you to find your way through your difficulties. I offer a variety of ways of working to suit your particular needs.  I find the key to counselling is building a trusting relationship.  I love my work and find working with people rewarding and humbling.

I have helped people cope with difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, depression, abuse, bereavement, pregnancy loss and relationship problems.  I’m particularly interested in how for many people, a strong inner critic can be the greatest challenge.  This is often as a result of difficult issues in childhood, and the strength of positive relationships and self-compassion can help reduce that inner criticism. I am trained in working with the body around trauma and anxiety, and find that this is an effective way to soothe overwhelming feelings.

Next steps

I know it can be daunting finding the right counsellor.  If you’d like to find out more, we can arrange a free 15-minute conversation to help you decide if you want to book an initial session.

I offer both short-term counselling focusing on a particular issue or longer-term therapy with ongoing support.  I am fully insured and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework.

Sessions cost £50 per 50-minute sessions.  I work on Tuesdays during the day and in-person on Wednesday evenings (5-9pm) at Bristol Talking Therapy rooms.

Contact details

BACP

Email:  khopecounselling@hotmail.com

Phone: 07902 917570

CBT/EMDR Therapist – Renata Königsman

I have been working as a psychologist/psychotherapist in private practice in Bristol since June 2009.

I am a Psychologist (MSc.), Counsellor (PgDipCouns), Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist (PgDipCBT), and an EMDR practitioner (Level 3 training).

As a bilingual therapist I work with both Polish and English speaking clients.Renata Konigsman Apart from private practice I also work as a psychotherapist in the NHS and a supervisor for the University of Exeter.

I have been working therapeutically using an Integrative approach but mainly Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which  is a recommended treatment for Depression and Anxiety Disorders : Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder etc. as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is very effective for Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and difficult memories.

Other areas of psychological help include:

  • Anger Issues,
  • Assertiveness,
  • Bereavement,
  • Eating Disorders,
  • Physical Health Problems,
  • Relationships,
  • Self Esteem,
  • Sleep Problems,

I’m accredited by the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)  and currently working towards accreditation from EMDR Association UK and Ireland.

Contact:

Tel: 079 6262 0011
E-mail: renata.konigsman@gmail.com  Website: www.renata-psychotherapy.com

 

Consultant Clinical Psychologist: Caroline Coffey

Please note that during the pandemic I am seeing clients both face-to-face and on-line.

Caroline Coffey is an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist offering Caroline Coffeya range of therapeutic assessment and treatments for adults including couple therapy. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006, has been practising as a clinical psychologist since, and is registered with the Health Care Professions Council. She has wide experience of working with clients across the lifespan from diverse backgrounds with a variety of presenting difficulties.

Therapies

Dr Coffey is experienced in using a range of psychological approaches to treatment including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), compassion focused therapy (CFT), and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She is skilled at discussing and adapting such models to best fit the needs of the client. She is committed to providing a safe and non-judgemental space for clients to feel heard, understood and empowered to explore patterns and difficulties they are experiencing. Short and longer term therapy options are available. The frequency of appointments can be discussed at assessment.

Clinical Experience

Dr Coffey’s clinical experience has included working with adults who are presenting with low mood, managing longer term patterns of depression including the use of medications, high anxiety and patterns of worry, including health anxiety. Relationship difficulties, improving sexual wellbeing and changing patterns of high risk sexual behaviour, issues of sexual identity and the emotional impact of discrimination and homophobia, experiences of abuse, harmful behaviours and trauma, difficulties managing emotions and self-harming behaviours including the use of drugs and alcohol to manage difficult emotions. She has wide experience of working with clients who have poor physical health and the negative impact this can have on emotional well-being, quality of life and relationships.

Booking an Assessment Appointment

It can be difficult to know which therapist to choose and what therapeutic approach is most suitable for your presenting difficulties. Dr Coffey is highly experienced at using the initial appointments to make a connection with the client, to have a collaborative discussion about how she can help and work together with the client to plan and bring about change. The assessment appointment is an opportunity for the client to see if they feel that a working relationship can be established and are comfortable to talk.

If you would like to book an assessment or have any questions then please make contact.

Contact Details

Caroline Coffey: Carolinelouisecoffey@icloud.com

Mobile: 07775 879728

Availability for Assessment and Therapy Appointments:

Fridays, 09.00 – 1.00 pm at  the Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist: Daniel Fryer (BA (Hons), MSc, DHyp, PDCHyp, MBSCH

A former journalist and writer (so he knows a thing or two about stress, pressure and deadlines), Daniel holds a BA (Hons) in journalism and sociology and an MSc in rational-emotive and cognitive behaviour therapy. He also holds a diploma in clinical hypnosis and another (with distinction) in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy. He offers CBT (rational emotive behavior therapy model) and hypnotherapy, either separately or combined.Daniel Fryer

Hello there, I’m a cognitive behavior therapist, clinical hypnotherapist and life coach. I’ve been in private practice since 2004 and moved to Bristol from London in January 2016.

Previously, I held a private practice in central London, where I typically helped people deal with their anxiety disorders and work-related stress issues. I also worked for the Royal Brompton Hospital and for the occupational health division of HCA healthcare.

I currently work in private practice and for the Priory Hospital Bristol.

I have written and presented my own specialist workshops on a variety of topics, regularly speak and present on a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics and am the author for The Four Thoughts That F**k You Up (and how to fix them), available from Penguin/Random House.

I also accidentally turned my dog – a Staffordshire bull terrier rescue from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home – into a semi-famous therapy dog (seriously, she’s appeared in articles and everything). She’s registered with the charity, Pets As Therapy, and is often in clinic with me.

Staffies aside, having an experienced, trained professional offer you a safe and non-judgmental space in which to explore and manage your life issues can provide immense relief and is often instrumental in helping you regain control.

People often value the clear concise, solution-focused frameworks offered by both CBT and hypnotherapy.

I’ve helped hundreds of people make those changes, enabling them to either manage their problems more effectively or let go of them completely. I’d love to help you too. I have a special interest in the following areas:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Anger management
  • Work-related stress
  • Addictions
  • Confidence issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Psychosexual dysfunction

I am happy to see people face-to-face or via Skype/FaceTime and over the phone.

 Contact me:

If you would like to know more about me and how I can help you, feel free to contact me on any of the below. I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation if you need it.

Counselling Psychologist: Dr Jess Haskins (Walker)

Background

I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with HCPC (PYL36844) as a Practitioner Psychologist. I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years with all kinds of client groups. I work from an integrative, relational perspective.Jess Walker

This means I am trained in a number of different modalities, and will develop a therapeutic approach that meets your individual needs, with an underlying ethos of developing a positive relationship with you through which to effect change. Modalities I have experience in include:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Relational therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion focused therapy
  • Brief solution-focused therapy
  • Addictions therapy
  • Mindfulness

As well as working as a counselling psychologist, I am a freelance research consultant, a lecturer in Psychology for the Open University, and I provide training and clinical supervision to workplaces and individuals. Over the last 15 years I have worked in varied psychology and therapy roles including forensic psychology services, homelessness and complex needs (Second Step), addictions (with adults and young people, both residential and community based), NHS IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) services, SANEline (a mental health telephone support service), psychotherapy services with children in Mexico, and mentor services for early career researchers.

I am very interested in how the attachments we have formed in our early life may shape our future relationships, and how later positive attachments can help us find the strength to overcome problems.

This understanding informs the work I do with many clients. I also use many positive psychology strategies that can help us overcame shame, despair and difficulty. I see learning to be kind to the self as an important part of empowering change from within, and use many techniques that can help you with this.

Getting started

Healthy relationships can have a big impact on emotional wellbeing. I  therefore offer respect, warmth and empathy to help you build a trusting relationship with me, providing a safe space for you to work through your issues. I will work with you to decide on a course of action that we both feel will best help you make positive changes in whatever areas are most concerning you.

One of the most important factors in successful therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist, no matter which type of therapy they offer. Therefore it might help you to try out a few therapists first to see what suits you. I offer an initial session at a reduced rate of £35 for us to see
how we feel about working together, with no obligation to continue. Ongoing sessions are charged at £85.

The sessions

Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now, or we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past. I will be led by you and your needs.

As I am trained in a variety of modes, I am able to use a range of techniques tailored to your specific needs. Whatever we do together, we will go at your pace. It can take time to feel safe enough to let someone in, so I don’t expect you to tell me everything straight away! We will work together – you are the expert in your experience, and I will be there to facilitate you in understanding yourself better so that you can live a more fulfilling, less stressful life. I understand that talking about your issues can feel quite challenging at times.

Sometimes you will feel enlightened after sessions. Other times you may feel a little exhausted. This is completely normal and all part of the process of change.

Contact and further information

www.jesswalkercounsellingpsychology.com

southbristolcp@gmail.com

07444 686246

Gestalt Therapist in Training: Edda Johnson

Gestalt Therapist: Edda JohnsonI have completed my final year of training as a gestalt therapist at the Welsh Psychotherapy Partnership (WPP) and am now working towards accreditation.

I offer low-cost therapy and counselling for individual adults on a short or long term basis through WPP’s Affordable Therapy Service, which provides high quality psychotherapy by therapists who are in training and working towards United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) registration.

I have worked in the voluntary sector for over 30 years in a wide range of health and social care settings, including social housing, regeneration projects and for the last 10 years I have been managing a charity offering bereavement services.

My personal experience of therapy has included Transpersonal Therapy and Person Centred Therapy which are humanistic therapies, that trust people know what they need, and given the space, support and opportunity this can be discovered.   My journey has led me towards Gestalt Therapy which I find is a dynamic and exciting approach. Gestalt means ‘whole’ and involves working with the whole person, bringing into awareness what is happening in the present moment which creates the potential for shifting patterns that are no longer helpful.

I am passionate about being outdoors in nature and long distance walking and camping are activities that I find uplifting and restorative. I also enjoy running and hot yoga.

If you would like to talk about how we may work together please contact me on: eddajohnsontherapy@gmail.com