Stefano Vermonti (MBACP Accredited & Registered)
20 Church Road
01179 470439 / 07773 913083
I am a Counsellor in Private Practice. I work from a Person-Centered Approach with the clients that I see. I offer a comfortable space for you to be yourself. I am qualified and experienced to listen and guide you through your therapy process. I am non-judgemental and here to work with whatever you bring to your session.
My areas of interest include the following (but not limited to):
- Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Relationship Problems
- Couples Counselling
- Teenage Problems
- Time Management & Study Skills
- Bereavement (Pre and Post Death)
- Financial Issues
- Sexuality (Including Sexual Orientation)
- Career Counselling
- Pre-Marriage Counselling
I am committed to equality in practice and I celebrate diversity. This includes race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation. I have experience of working with people in South Africa and England from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a Psychotherapist for the past 13 years; My experience includes counselling in my own Private Practice since 2009 as well as heading up Counselling Departments in large secondary state schools in Durban, South Africa and London, England. At the end of 2015, I moved to Bristol and began working for a children's hospice in the paediatric palliative field. I am a Senior Team Leader: Family Support which involves coordinating the family support services; namely bereavement counselling and support pre and post death. I also attend meetings with the palliative team at Bristol Children's Hospital regularly to parallel plan end of life cases; as well as liaise and network with other local services. I have seen clients from all walks of life and prefer to work with clients aged 11 years to retirement age/death.
I completed a Bachelor of Psychology - Counselling (Honours) which included research during my internship - my treatise is entitled: A Psychobiography on Reverend Jim Jones – I was awarded a distinction for this treatise. In 2010 I went on to study further and completed a Master of Education - Cum Laude with a thesis titled "A Phenomenological Exploration: How Secondary School Teachers cope with Depressed Adolescents in the Classroom".
In 2011 I joined SADAG's (South African Depression and Anxiety Group) local Support Group for Suicide and Depression, and ran that with a colleague. We held meetings once a month for the community.
From time to time, I had the privelege of flying with Air Mercy Red Cross on the "10 Seater Flying Doctors Plane" to Pongola (Northern Kwazulu Natal) on the Swaziland Border to Counsel for the day at the Itshelejuba Hospital. Here we counselled anything issue from Rape, Suicide, Depression to Children Assessments. It was extremely rewarding, and an amazing way to give back to the community.
I am an Accredited and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am interested in working with people who require bereavement counselling and support. I am extremely experienced in this due to my employment and management position with a local children's hospice. I work with families daily who are coming to terms with their child's diagnosis and prognosis as well as supporting them pre and post death; helping them to think about and talk about their dying/dead child. Sitting with them while visiting their child who has just died; helping them to organise their child's funeral as well as offering post funeral support.
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The cost for a 60 minute counselling session is £30. Couples and families are charged at £40 per session.
I do offer an initial 30 minute free 'taster' session (on request) if you are unsure about whether counselling is for you - please enquire about this offer.
Subsequent 30 minutes following your initial 'taster' session are charged at £15. Couples and families will be charged at £20
Pre-Marriage Counselling Course
The course usually takes 3 - 4 x 60 minute sessions, charged at £40 per session. Sessions can be adjusted depending on your requirements.
The cost for an Assessment is £90 in Cash (This includes 2 - 3 Hours of contact time to complete the assessment as well as a 4 - 6 page report that I individually write - please see my website for further details)
If you are a School and require me to assess more than one student at a time, then there is a considerable discount if 5 - 10 learners are tested in one sitting.
If you would like me to counsel you at your home or workplace, then £10 - £20 (dependent on location and travel costs) will be added to the cost of your counselling session.
Telephone & Skype Counselling
If you would like me to counsel you over the telephone or via skype then this will cost £20 to £30 depending on the length of the session.
**Please Note - I am willing to discuss concessions with potential clients**
I am in the process of registering with BUPA. I will update this page once this has been approved.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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7am - 8am AND 5pm - 8pm during the week. Please discuss your needs with me. I also travel to clients to offer therapy in your home/workplace. I also offer Telephone/Skype Sessions.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.View supervision profile