Ismene Cole

Ismene Cole

45 Alma Vale Road

The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street


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45 Alma Vale Road

The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street


About me

Live Abundantly. Love More. Learn new ways. Let go of the things that don't serve you. Be who you really are.

(*Note* I am currently updating my website, so this week 18th- 23rd December full content might not be able to be accessed. Contact me directly via email or phone, for more information, I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have)

Life isn't always easy, people aren't always what we hoped they would be, sometimes we don't end up being the person we'd like, or achieve what we set out to. However, with the right support, all this can change.

I’m passionate about giving my clients the space and time to achieve their greatest potential. I’ve developed high quality services to inspire, help and support my clients to develop the self awareness, inner resources and direction to create the life that they deserve.

Why me?

  • For me this is not just a job. It is my passion. I invest regularly in my development both as a person and practitioner and incorporate this into my client work.

  • My knowledge isn’t just theoretic- I’ve lived it. Finding out that I could change my life and be more than what happened to me, saved my life.

  • Having been to therapy myself for a number of years, it’s given me insight into both the challenges and benefits of therapy and how this can impact clients.

  • I ensure that I have the time and resources to offer a tailored and personalised service to each one of my clients.

Client Testimonials:

“Ismene has been a wonderful influence on my life. With her help I have been able to find the source of issues that have held me back for many years and I now see challenges and opportunities in place of obstacles that had always seemed impossible to overcome. I have always felt as though Ismene has a genuine desire to ensure that I am the best I can possibly be and I am very grateful to her for her dedication.”

“Therapy has been a totally life changing experience and at times has been very difficult, but the rewards of inner peace and self awareness, enlightenment and understanding are amazing and have given me the strength and confidence to face life again with hope and optimism. Ismene’s total dedication and support over the last 2 years has been outstanding and the genuine empathy, patience, kindness and concern for others is extremely nurturing and inspiring. A fantastic service and a wonderful person.” Darren.

"When I first came to you, I felt like I was at rock bottom. I didn't know where to turn, what to do, or who to talk to. You have made me feel a lot better about myself Ismene." Ale.

Services that I offer

Individual Counselling
. I work both nationally and internationally via skype and in person.

Life Coaching via Skype (clients for my qualification, currently fully booked)

Ebook "Motivation in a Moment". A quote book for those moments when you need the support, inspiration and a reminder to keep going. Download your free copy from

Guided Meditation album
"Mediations for Health & Wellbeing"
Harness the power of meditation and visualisation to access your inners resources, develop a successful mindset and start creating the life you want.
Available for download via iTunes, Amazon and my website.

Lénchantement Retreat in the beautiful French countryside. September 16th-19th 2016.Join us to learn how to balance self-care with productivity and experience the joy of making yourself a priority!
To download the brochure:

Blog & monthly newsletter, helping you live an authentically happy life. Sign up at

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Integrative Counselling Diploma (UWE)
  • Counselling Certificate. (UWE)
  • Certificate in Coaching for Life Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • Diploma in Coaching for Life Coaching (The Coaching Academy)
  • TA 101. (UKATA)
  • Certificate for DISC Personality Profiling (The Coaching Academy)
  • BA hons. Creative Writing & Drama

Short Courses:

  • Mental Health First Aid
  • ASSIST (suicide prevention)
  • Co-dependency
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Sexual Abuse
  • POVA
  • Child Protection

Membership of Professional Bodies :

I am a full registered member of the BACP and adhere to their best practice, ehtical framework and continous professional development guidelines and supervision requirements
I have featured on the BBC Bristol Radio, in Psychologies Magazine, and am a co-owner of Positive News.

Professional Experience:

  • Learner Counsellor- SGS College
    Short term counselling and wellbeing groups to students.
  • Counsellor- The Swan Project
    Long term, low cost, counselling to those with limited financial means and to those who wished to explore their alcohol intake/dependency.
  • Charity and statuary sector in MIND, Bipolar UK, Cross Roads, and Social Services.
  • Facilitating women's groups.
  • Recruiting, training, supervising and co-ordinating a peer mentoring service for people living with Bipolar.
  • Setting up partnership agreements within the mental health system in South Wales.
  • Running educational roadshows to educate and signpost those living with mental health disorders to the appropriate services.
  • Offering respite for young carers and their families.
  • Safeguarding of children in the Duty and Assessment Team.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal Development.

Photos & videos

  • Alma Vale Therapy Room
  • The Practice Rooms


Counselling in person or Skype (50mins):

  • £50 clients in the UK.
  • £55 clients internationally (due to increased paypal fees and costs)

  • Vitality Health Insurance

I am a egistered practitioner with Vitality Insurance and accept members for counselling.
The insurance company´s general requirement prior to counselling is that an assessment needs to be made by a psychologist or psychiatrist. I have a colleague who is able to complete this assessment, should it be needed. For further info and to see if you are covered, contact Vitality directly.

Meditations for Health and Well-Being Digital Album

Album available on iTunes and amazon for £7.99. A free taster is available on my YouTube Channel.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS8 2HL
Bristol, BS8 4HG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Evening, day and early morning appointments available during the week for counselling.

Types of client

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