Hi,I'm Jess. I'm a qualified and registered counsellor based in North Bristol - easy access from South Gloucestershire, Bath and Bristol. I have private and voluntary sector experience as a counsellor. My focus includes anxiety, bereavement and abuse. I provide long and short term counselling.
My aim is to provide a safe and confidential space to explore how you are feeling and to focus on the issues which are important to you.
People come to see a counsellor for lots of different reasons. There may be something specific you are struggling with such as a relationship difficulty, bereavement, traumatic event or major life event. Or, you may have a general sense of unease, unhappiness or anxiety. You may want to gain a better understanding of yourself and your emotions. Sometimes it can be easier to talk about issues with someone not directly involved in your life.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN FIRST?
An initial consultation enables you to see if you feel comfortable with me, share what concerns you, understand confidentiality, and decide if therapy could help you.
Counselling centres on listening to, and supporting you. You decide which issue concerning your childhood and/or adult life you want to focus on. An aim of counselling is to help you to talk about a difficulty and discover a way forward that is right for you.
Counselling can help you to understand why you feel the way you do, and support you to find a way forward. I won't tell you what to do, or give advice, but rather we will work together to help you find a view of yourself and your situation which feels more positive.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of BACP. I am experienced in working with a range of clients with particular focus on bereavement, anxiety and abuse. I have private and voluntary sector experience as a counsellor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£40 per hour
I have a limited number of concessionary places for students or those on a low income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have sessions available during the day on Tuesdays and Friday afternoons. I can also offer evening appointments - please get in touch to talk about this.
Types of client