Integrative Counsellor: Irina Florea

About me and my therapy practice

Therapy for adults of all ages with a focus on strengthening self-confidence and self-esteem, developing healthy and positive habits and behaviours, while addressing struggles such as anxiety, depression, burnout, ADHD, surviving abuse, self-harm, relationship and family issues, loss and grief.Irina-Flovea-24-October-2023

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

I offer online therapy (via video calls) and in-person sessions in Bristol and in Frome. Every Tuesday, I have availability for in-person sessions in Bristol (Redcliffe area). Depending on circumstances, I also offer telephone sessions.

I offer a safe therapeutic space for LGBTQ+ people and aim to support inclusion and diversity around gender, biological sex diversity and sexuality.

Furthermore, I have experience in supporting clients as they learn how to manage ADHD (pre or post diagnosis) and the feelings that result from it.

I am trained in an integrative way, applying theory and practice from the Client-Centred Model and integrating other humanistic therapies (Existential, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis) and Psychodynamic therapy. Furthermore, I have comprehensive knowledge and experience with Bereavement, Loss and Grief through the work I have done with the UK largest bereavement charity – Cruse Bereavement Support.

Working with a variety of struggles that follow loss and grief, I turned my attention to other therapeutic models and specialisms – Attachment Theory, Trauma-Informed Care, Transactional Analysis, Internal Family Systems. To support long-lasting results in therapy for my clients, I use elements of Mindfulness and Meditation, with attention to integrating breathing and body-based techniques in the therapeutic process.

I offer counselling in three languages: English, Spanish and Romanian.

Professional Membership
Registered Member MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I am fully insured through Holistic Insurance
I attend monthly clinical supervision and work within the BACP Ethical Framework

Qualifications
CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (National Counselling Society and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online)
Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course (National Counselling Society)

Currently studying:
Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
Complex Trauma Certification

Fees
Introductory phone call (15-20 minutes) – no fee
Bristol – £60 per 50-minute session
Frome – £55 per 50-minute session
Online – £55 per 50-minute session

I’m also an affiliate therapist with WPA Health Insurance. If your sessions are covered through workplace benefits, please get in touch with me for more details.

Website and contact details:
Tel/Whatsapp: +44 7954 059 848
Web: www.irinaflorea.com
Email: info@irinaflorea.com

 

Integrative Counsellor: Mark Childs

Life rarely follows the straightforward path we had hoped it would, and we can find ourselves in places we don’t recognise or discover that the path ahead delivers unexpected changes or challenges. These changes can often result in mixed feelings, some welcome and some hard to accept. Counselling can offer a space to come to terms with these changes and cope with the transitional stage we find ourselves in.Mark Childs

I am able to work through your existential or spiritual concerns, help you to understand previous events and difficulties from your life, or work towards a future goal. In order to do this, I draw from a variety of approaches and creative techniques to work as an integrative counsellor and this helps me to best meet the specific needs of the person I am working with. However, I believe that the therapeutic journey is a collaborative one. Therefore, in order to honour the uniqueness and autonomy of the client, I would aim to approach any difficulties and obstacles in a mutual, collaborative and interpersonal way. Using this approach allows me to respond to the person I am sitting with rather than applying a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to suit everyone.

Nonetheless, although I believe that creating a relationship this way between counsellor and client is central to creating a safe, trusting and supportive space for personal exploration, please rest assured that you will always be placed at the centre of the work.

The therapeutic work can be open-ended or run through a fixed number of sessions, depending on your preference. Initially, the first session will be about exploring what has brought you to counselling and your current situation. Following this, sessions act as a way for me to get to know you and your story more deeply, creating the base from which the therapeutic journey progresses. Should this strike a chord with you, I would be happy to meet with you to review your individual needs about what you would like to gain from coming to therapy.

Fees

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £60.

Contact:

markchildscounselling@gmail.com

07927276315

I can also be found on Instagram under: markchildscounselling

Humanistic Integrative Therapist: Irina Iosub MBACP DipHIC LL.M

Hello and welcome!

I understand that looking for a therapist can feel confusing, and I know that it may take courage to seek help. Finding the right therapist for you will help co-create the relationship that is at the heart of the success of the therapeutic process.

Irina Iosub January 2023

When you feel overwhelmed, fearful, angry, deeply sad, lost, disconnected, or your sense of meaning and purpose dissipated, it can be helpful to have someone supportive alongside you. If you feel that the support offered by a friend or family member is too much for them, or not enough for you, counselling provides a safe space where you can access an understanding than runs deeper than words. When we are truly seen and heard by another, we can discover more of ourselves, seeking ways to heal ourselves. I have personally experienced the difference that having a non-judgemental and empathic therapist beside me can make in life and I would like to offer that back.

Embarking on your therapeutic journey will help you gather the strengths and skills needed to overcome a range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, unhealthy and often self-destructive behaviours, addiction, relationship difficulties, significant life changes or broadly surfing the waves of life.

My approach

I am a qualified counsellor trained at the Bath Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, level 6 equivalent, and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, abiding by their Ethical Framework. I also hold a MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) certificate from Oxford Mindfulness Foundation and studied law (LL.M).

Humanistic and Integrative counselling focuses on the individual as a whole. It encourages self-discovery and facilitates achieving your full potential as human being. It also draws on different tools from various modalities to tailor a personalised approach for the client which will improve the efficiency of the therapeutic process.

The results of therapy can be immensely rewarding, transformative, empowering and can lead to shifts in the way we feel about ourselves and others. It often involves the consideration of whether there are any changes we might make to improve our quality of life, changes that can happen in complex, systemic, rippling ways.  As your therapist, my goal is to support you on this journey, to facilitate your exploration and expand your understanding of your experience. I place great value on the relationship, working with you in mind, and I believe that ‘The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives’ (Esther Perel). I aim to create a trusting and non-judgemental relationship that helps you to increase your awareness of what might be happening in your life, how you might move forwards to a more satisfying place, and how to heal yourself.

As a counsellor, I’ve worked with a generous range of people including those experiencing: anxiety, addiction, negative self-perception, decreased sense of self, depression, abusive relationships, personal boundary issues, terminal illness, loss, social stigma or discrimination. I have provided counselling at The Swan Project for more than three years, and I have learned that addiction is often a way of trying to cope with human suffering.

I have a special interest in identity, sense of self, and diversity. I welcome diversity and would like to honour the uniqueness of you.

I enjoy working creatively, incorporating elements of compassion and mindfulness. My approach is tailored to your needs, helping you navigate what is relevant for you. Through our work together we’ll both explore your story with empathy and curiosity, aiming to really understand what had happened to you in the past, and how this might be affecting your present.

Fees and availability

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £50.

I offer a free 30 min online initial consultation.

Please contact me for low- cost counselling availability.

I work with individual adult clients (18+ years) and offer long- and short-term therapy sessions.

Contact 

If you would like to find out more and arrange an initial appointment with me, please feel free to contact me at irina@irinacounselling.co.uk or visit my website www.irinacounselling.co.uk  .

I will be pleased to offer you a free 30-minute introductory online session to discuss what brings you to therapy or answer any questions you might have. That will give both of us a sense of the prospect of working together.

 

 

 

Integrative Counsellor: Milla Kenny

Milla Kenny Counselling

Hello, do you need space to talk? Together we can explore issues relating to bereavement, loss and grief, depression and anxiety, loneliness and isolation, low self-esteem and self-confidence, relationship issues, communication styles or challenging family dynamics.Milla Kenny

I have special interest in working with bereavement, grief and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life.

I gravitate towards psychodynamic and humanistic approach to therapy and I will encourage you to be self-reflective, engage in self-exploration into your thoughts, feelings, emotions, experiences from early life, and the beliefs that you hold.

I use creative techniques to facilitate deeper self-exploration with clients who wish to work this way.

About me

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, working in private practice in Bristol and Keynsham. I work with individual adult clients (18+ yrs). I offer long-term and short-term counselling depending on your needs, in person, via zoom video and telephone. I am a certified online and telephone counsellor and can deliver remote counselling competently.

The aim of our sessions is to help you have a better understanding of yourself, which in turn will help you deal with the feelings that are encroaching on your current life.

I see the role of the counsellor as that of a confidential and compassionate collaborator, supporting you towards solutions that are not imposed by me, but come from within you.

Together we can explore issues relating to:

  • Bereavement/Loss and Grief
  • Challenging Life Events
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Low Self Confidence/Self Esteem
  • Life Changes/Choices/Pressures
  • Retirement/Loneliness
  • Emotional/Psychological Wellbeing
  • Workplace/Occupational/Professional/Social Difficulties
  • Separation/Divorce

Qualifications

  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy / Registered Member
  • Training: BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling / 2013

 What will happen at my first appointment?
At your first appointment with me l will ask you a few questions, discuss some of the events that have brought you to therapy and look at how my services might be able to help. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you have about counselling.

At the end of this initial consultation, you may be able to decide whether you would like to continue with further appointments.

For more information and FAQs, please visit my website: www.millakennycounselling.co.uk

If you would like to have an informal chat before booking, please feel free to call me on 07847 362 317.
You can also contact me via email: info@millakennycounselling.co.uk

Milla's BACP log 2 October 2022Milla Kenny OTC 2 October 2022

 

Former client testimonials:

“Milla’s warmth, care and understanding gave me the courage to talk about things I had been unable trust anyone else with. She made me feel heard and valued so that through our sessions I was able to start to make sense of things and find a way through, back to myself.”

“Thanks so much for listening and helping me all these months – it means the world to me.”

“I just wanted to say thank you for all my sessions. You have helped me to feel much stronger in regards to considering myself as well as others. I have enjoyed having time every week to discuss everything going on in my life.”

 

Integrative Counsellor: Karen Hurley

About Me

Hello, I am Karen, an integrative counsellor, working from a person-centred perspective. This means I use different types of counselling theories in my work, depending on the issue(s) you wish to bring to counselling and most importantly what feels right for you.   I am a warm and empathic person and will offer you the opportunity through counselling to be heard and respected, whatever you wish to discuss with me.

Karen Hurley

Counselling can help you:

  • understand how you are feeling
  • see things differently
  • clarify and address problems
  • manage uncertainty and change better
  • think about new ideas and ways of being
  • talk about things in the past which you find difficult to deal with now
  • talk about your future and any changes you want to make

Professional registration

  • I am registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • I have monthly clinical supervision, undertake ongoing continuing professional development and work within the Ethical Framework of BACP.
  • I am fully insured through Towergate Insurance.

Qualification & Training

  • Certificate in Counselling – University of the West of England (UWE)
  • Diploma in Professional Studies (Counselling) – UWE
  • TA 101
  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Working with Shame
  • Level 2 Adult Safeguarding / Level 2 Child Protection / Prevent Duty
  • Level 1 and Level 2 Understanding Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • MS awareness and Counselling people with MS

My experience

  • I have been working in private practice for 6 years.
  • I have 10 years’ experience of working in the NHS in a non counselling capacity, supporting patients, their carers and families with illness, disability or bereavement.
  • I have worked in, set up and managed counselling services for unpaid family carers.
  • I have been a member of the BACP Older Peoples Expert Reference Group and have experiencing of setting up and running counselling services for older people.
  • I have experience of counselling in GP practices and in the charity / voluntary sector.

I have a wide range of experience of supporting people with:

  • low mood, anxiety and depression
  • relationship difficulties
  • family problems
  • loss, bereavement and grief
  • anger
  • guilt and shame
  • managing change and uncertainty
  • work problems
  • Illness and its impact on you and other people
  • life changes
  • being a carer and your caring role coming to an end

Fees

  • £45 for a 50-minute session.
  • I offer a free initial 15-20 introductory phone call for anyone considering starting counselling.

Contact Me

 

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 £55 per 50-minute sessions.  I work Thursday afternoons on zoom, and in-person on Wednesday evenings (5-9pm) at Bristol Talking Therapy rooms.

Contact details

BACP

Email:  khopecounselling@hotmail.com

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).Renata March 2023

As a bilingual therapist I work with both Polish and English speaking clients. 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