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

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

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

07554 440289

About me

Do you feel stuck and overwhelmed with obstacles that are preventing you from leading a fulfilling life? Does a persistent voice of self-doubt and worry hold you back? Are you struggling to form and maintain healthy relationships? Perhaps you want to come to terms with past events so you can enjoy the present? Or maybe you want to understand yourself better.

Are you ready to create positive and meaningful change in your life?


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 by a counsellor can help you find clarity, self-acceptance, and peace. Counselling is the therapeutic relationship in which the counsellor facilitates an environment that helps the client to develop self-worth and empowerment, emotional growth and healing.

What is Ecotherapy?
Spending time in and observing nature can act 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; all states of being that we can also feel inside ourselves.

Nature is full of cycles and seasons and so are we. Ecotherapy creates the opportunity for you to become more in tune with these. It's about being with and accepting all the elements, externally and internally.

How I work...
My approach is intuitive and holistic. I am warm, empathic and present with you. I offer 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, without judgment.

As an integrative 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 draw on a variety of Humanistic theoretical models of therapy in order to meet your individual needs in a unique and personal way.

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience...
I'm a qualified and experienced 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. I run my private practice from two beautiful locations in Bristol, working with clients from all backgrounds.

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

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.

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 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.

Further information

What some of my clients have said:

"I have never once felt judged by you. I feel like I can express anything here"

"You are the first experience of gentleness and kindness I've had in my life, thank you."

"Counselling has helped me accept and love myself for who I am"

"I never thought I'd have the confidence or self-worth to seek justice for what happened to me. Feeling able to make that choice now has changed my life in lots of significant ways"

"Getting to know myself in a caring and accepting environment has opened exciting new chapters for me, best thing I've ever done!"

"I feel safe enough with you to bare shame I've hidden for so many years. It feels like a toxic ton of waste has been lifted off my shoulders and now I can breathe."

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