Abby Doyle. Dip,Couns. MBACP
Hello my name is Abby, and you are?... Nervous? Sceptical? Hopeful? I understand just what a big step it can be to find a counsellor and begin therapy. It is my role to make the step as comfortable as possible for you.
There are many reasons why you may be choosing to seek counselling at this time, and no one situation is the same as another. Your life and story is unique to you, so I am flexible with the approach I use, finding a way of working to suit you. I am trained in Integrative counselling which includes Person-Centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis approaches, all of which I draw from in my work, but at the core of my work I am always person-centred.
I offer a space for you to open up and explore your feelings in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment. Maybe you want to work through a particular situation or life event, or perhaps you are interested in developing your personal awareness by exploring aspects of your ‘self ‘ further. You are the expert on you and I am here to support you to find a way to help yourself.
I am creative by nature, so I am open to using creativity and art in our sessions if it feels right for you.
My work with clients has included:
- Children & young people (11 +),
- Depression & anxiety,
- Drug & alcohol issues,
- Hearing voices,
- Identity issues,
- Low self-esteem and confidence issues,
- Rape & sexual abuse,
- Relationship & family problems,
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Diploma in Counselling - University of the West of England
Counselling Skills for working with Children & Young People (Advanced) - City of Bristol College
Essential Elements for Counselling Young People - University of the West of England
Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse Bereavement Care
Art Therapy Foundation - British Association of Art Therapists
Transactional Analysis 101 - University of the West of England
I have counselled adults for a mental health charity, and have supported people experiencing drug & alcohol misuse problems for a drugs service.
I have worked as a counsellor with young people at a service dedicated to under 25's, and within a secondary school setting. I have also worked with young care leavers and as a life skills tutor with young people.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Free initial 30 minute session giving us a chance to meet
Ongoing 50 minute weekly sessions are £40 thereafter
I offer a reduced rate of £30 for under 25's (limited availability)
24 hours notice required for cancellations or full fee required.
I work from the St George, Bristol area. There is street parking available and it is close to central bus routes.
For more information please do not hesitate to give me a call. If I am unable to answer I will return your call as soon as possible.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and can offer daytime and some evening sessions.
Types of client