Jasmine Pells FdSc, Reg. MBACP. Humanistic Counsellor & Ecotherapist

Jasmine Pells FdSc, Reg. MBACP. Humanistic Counsellor & Ecotherapist

The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
Bristol
BS6 6JY

Kinergy
2 Mary Carpenters House
Britannia Road
Kingswood
Bristol
Gloucestershire
BS15 8DB

07554 440289

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The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill
Bristol
BS6 6JY

Kinergy
2 Mary Carpenters House
Britannia Road
Kingswood
Bristol
Gloucestershire
BS15 8DB

07554 440289

About me

Do you feel stuck? Overwhelmed with obstacles that are preventing you from leading a meaningful and fulfilling life? Does a persistent voice of self-doubt and worry hold you back? Struggling to form and maintain healthy relationships? Feeling depressed and disconnected from the world? Do you want to come to terms with your past so you can enjoy the present? Or to heal from a painful loss? Maybe you just want to understand yourself better?

If you feel ready to create positive and meaningful change in your life, Counselling or Ecotherapy could help and support you on your journey.

What is counselling?

Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, by exploring feelings and thoughts, you can find solutions to problems, feel more confident making choices and create positive change in your life. Being supported through your journey by a professional counsellor can help you find clarity, self-acceptance, and peace. Counselling is the therapeutic relationship in which the counsellor facilitates an environment to help the client to develop self-worth, resilience, emotional growth and healing.

What is Ecotherapy?
Eco-therapy - also known as Nature Therapy, Green Therapy, Eco-psychology and Wild Therapy - is about 'being' in nature to discover the parallels between your external world and your internal world. What does your interaction with wilderness echo in you and why?

Spending time in nature, in its purest and raw form, acts as a profound mirror and transformational tool. Nature can be experienced as wild, unpredictable and chaotic, while it can also be experienced as calm, peaceful and uncomplicated; feelings that are echoed in our internal emotional world.

Eco-therapy can be a place to explore the outdoors while exploring your own inward experiences. Nature is full of cycles and seasons and so are we! Eco-therapy creates the opportunity for you to become more in tune with these. It is about being with and accepting all the elements, externally and internally.

For more information about the Counselling and Eco-therapy I offer please visit my website (see top of page)

How I work...
My approach is intuitive and holistic. I am warm, empathic, engaged and present with you. I offer skilled, non-judgemental, compassionate listening and I actively engage in the relationship between us, providing insightful feedback. I create a calm, nurturing, and confidential environment, to help you feel comfortable and safe to be and explore yourself honestly.

As a counsellor working from a Person-Centred background, I feel it is important that you feel in control of your therapeutic journey, so you choose what to bring to our sessions and at what pace. I adjust the way I work to your needs by drawing on a range of mindfulness techniques and Humanistic counselling techniques. This way of counselling is about drawing your attention to your full awareness, including your bodily felt sensations, which can help you develop a deeper and more accepting connection with yourself and your truth. In turn, this will help you better understand your thoughts, emotions, behaviours and experiences and to create positive change where you want it.

What to expect...
During our initial sessions, we will explore the obstacles in your life as well as what you most long for. We will identify and develop your inner resources in preparation for safe deeper emotional work. While working together we may touch into tender places of sadness, anxiety, anger or stress. We may also find ourselves laughing, feeling joy and relief. All emotions are welcome and part of the healing process.

Our work is confidential and I adhere to the professional ethics and standards of my professional governing body (BACP), including ongoing professional development.

I am mindful and sensitive to cultural diversity, and committed to promoting equality and self-empowerment. I welcome clients from all backgrounds.

A bit about me...
My vision is to provide safe, nurturing and creative spaces for individuals to help them develop deeper, more fulfilling and meaningful connections with themselves and others around them. In the wider context, I hope this will help create a society that operates from love and compassion. I believe that at the heart of all transformational change is personal responsibility, awareness, love, and choice.

It's a great privilege to be invited into the world of my clients, to witness and support their unique emotional landscapes and to be present on their journey beside them.

Aside from therapeutic work, I have a love for art, dance, poetry, and nature.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience...
I'm a qualified counsellor and registered with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Over several years, I  have gained extensive experience working within women's mental health services across the UK as a support worker, crisis worker and volunteer counsellor.

I'm specialised as a trauma counsellor, working for a charity that supports men and women who have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives. In addition, I run my own private practice from two beautiful and convenient locations in Bristol, working with clients from all backgrounds, offering counselling and Eco-therapy.

Throughout my professional experience I have worked within a large variety of areas which clients may want to explore, such as:

  • Neglect
  • Addiction
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Childhood and adulthood sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse / domestic violence
  • LGBTQI
  • Gender
  • BME
  • Identity
  • Loss / bereavement
  • Relationship / family difficulties
  • Anxiety / panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Physical disability / pain / illness

Qualifications and additional training:

  • FdSc Level 5 Person-centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • Diploma Psychology (Brighton & Hove College)
  • Therapeutic Horticulture (Avon Wildlife Trust)
  • Wild Therapy: An ecopsychology training (Eco Dharma Centre) - Upcoming
  • NCFE mental health awareness
  • Certificate Counselling Skills
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Enhanced First Aid Course
  • Trauma and Family Systemic Therapy
  • Supporting People in Crisis
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Safeguarding Children and Adults
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse and Hope for Healing
  • Working with Young People
  • Art and Play therapy

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • BME
  • LGBTQI
  • Identity
  • Nightmares
  • Personal growth and development
  • Neglect
  • Gender
  • Loss
  • Family difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Insomnia
  • Physical disability / pain / illness

Photos & videos

  • Kingswood Practice room
  • Cotham Hill practice room

Fees

Counselling...
Introductory session 50 mins £25
Ongoing regular sessions 60 mins £40

Location: Cotham Hill and Kingswood

Eco-Therapy...
Introductory session 50 mins £25
Ongoing regular sessions 60 mins £45

Location: Introductory & initial few sessions indoors (Cotham Hill or Kingswood)
* location of regular outdoor sessions TBD

What is an introductory session?
It is important that you choose a counsellor that you feel comfortable with. For this reason, I offer a discounted introductory session of £25 for 50 minutes, so that you have the opportunity to ask me any questions you may have without feeling pressure to commit.

This initial session is not like a normal session as we wont be delving deeply into the issues you bring but it allows us to get a sense of each other and whether we would like to work together as client and counsellor. I will also ask you some background questions so that I can understand your needs and visions within the therapy, and what kind of issues you would like to explore together.

What happens once I've booked an introductory session?
Once you've booked an intro session, I will email you with confirmation of the date/time/location of your appointment along with details on how to find and access the building.

How long are the sessions?
The duration of counselling sessions is 60 minutes. The duration of Eco-therapy sessions is 60 mins. All sessions take place on a once-weekly basis, on an agreed day of the week, at the same agreed location. I offer all my therapeutic services in Bristol.

The therapy I offer is open-ended, which means that there is no set limit on the amount of time we can work together. Some people feel a few months of therapy is enough for them and others will be engaged in therapy for many years. It totally depends on your individual needs. Together we will regularly review how we feel the therapy is going.

What are the fees?
Regular 60 minute counselling sessions are £40 each. Regular 60 minute Eco-therapy sessions are £45 each.

Concessions:
I believe that everyone should have access to quality therapy so I also offer a small number of concessionary slots to students and those on a low income. This can be discussed and negotiated in the introductory session.

Further information

Frequently asked questions:

Please get in touch with any questions this section doesn’t cover. I’ll do my best to answer them.

How often should I have counselling?
Counselling sessions take place once weekly on an agreed day of the week. After settling into therapy and our counselling relationship, some people may later decide that once fortnightly is enough for them.

When should I stop having counselling?
The therapy I offer is open-ended, which means that there is no set limit on the amount of time we can work together. Some people feel a few months of therapy is enough for them and others will be engaged in therapy for many years. It totally depends on your individual needs. Together we will regularly review how we feel the therapy is going to help you decide whether to continue or finish.

What are the fees?
50 minute introductory session is £25. Regular 60 minute counselling sessions are £40 each. Regular 60 minute Eco-therapy sessions are £45 each.

How do I pay?
By cash, standing-order or BACS transfer, prior to or at the beginning of our session.

How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment by calling me on 07554440289, by email - click on the email tab at the top of the page, or by using the contact form on my website - click on link at the top of the page

What happens if I miss an appointment?
I request that you give me 48 hours notice if you are unable to attend an appointment. If I don’t receive this notice, the missed fee is payable at the next session. You can ring, text or email me to cancel or re-arrange our session.

What is the address?
Counselling sessions take place in one of two beautiful locations: The Practice Rooms (39 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JY) or the Kinergy building (Mary Carpenter House, Britannia Road, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 8DB). Ecotherapy sessions take place outside in an agreed location - TBD in intro session.

Is there parking available?
Free and private parking is available from my Kingswood practice. On street metered parking is available from my Cotham Hill practice at a cost of £1 per hour.

What sort of people come to see you?
People from all walks of life, irrespective of age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, culture. Some people come to see me to explore and heal a past trauma. Some people come to discuss and get support with facing a current crisis point in their lives. Some people want to develop self-esteem and confidence in making choices. And some people come to simply learn more about themselves. There is no right or wrong issue that brings you to therapy.

What should I talk about?
You are free to talk about anything that is taking up your attention. It might be a specific problem or it might be something that is hovering in your mind and you're not sure why. You may want to make use of the counselling relationship by talking about things that you normally avoid or things that you don't feel comfortable talking to your friends and family about. I will listen without judgement or condition, and help you make sense of thoughts and feelings.

What happens if I have difficulty in talking about my thoughts and emotions?
Some people feel able to talk about their thoughts and emotions straight away whereas others may need more time to feel comfortable enough to do this. You decide to bring and at what pace.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6 6JY
Bristol, BS15 8DB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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