Abigail Loveridge

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Clevedon, Somerset, BS21
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About me

Welcome. My name is Abi, and I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor.  I am a professional member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and adhere to the ethical framework laid out by the BACP. I am IFS Level 1 trained and also work with relationships/ couples. 

I firmly believe that by feeling heard, we can begin to heal.

I like to work creatively, incorporating a range of approaches, but my practice is firmly client led, working through a parts lens, with the belief that relationship is key.  My purpose is to guide you into a greater understanding of all your parts, and from a place of compassion and empathy, empower you to find your own solutions. 

I offer online and face to face sessions in North Somerset for a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, relationship issues, family dynamics and attachment disorder.  I draw on my lived experience to provide a safe space for adopters and foster carers to be heard and explore the challenges they may face. I work for Bristol Counselling and Psychotherapy on Tuesdays, where I see clients face to face. I also offer pure IFS sessions.  

You will be welcomed with warmth and kindness; hopefully together we can explore your story, where you find yourself, and discover where you want to go. I look forward to meeting you and all of your parts. 

Training, qualifications & experience

FDA Counselling with distinction - University of Plymouth

IFS training Level 1

Families, relationship and couples therapy

Certificate in Couples therapy 

Sand tray level 1 

Introduction to sex and intimacy training 

Experience working in higher education

YP Counselling 

Experience working with early life trauma/adoption/parenting  

Level 2 in Counselling Children 

Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Psychology 

Certification in Trauma informed approach

Member organisations

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am passionate about supporting foster carers and adoptive parents. 

I have experience within the education system and with working with families. 


£55.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions for individuals (50 minutes) £55

Couples 50 mins £80

75 mins £100

IFS sessions are £65 and are 1 hour 

I hold 2 spaces for student counsellors at a reduced rate of £40

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer face to face or online sessions during the working day and some evenings. 

I work from a lovely space in Clevedon, which is wheelchair accessible .

Further information

I understand that reaching out can feel difficult. I offer an initial free phone call after you enquire, to introduce myself and how I work, and for you to tell me more about what has brought you to counselling.

I work from sites in Portishead and Bedminster for face-to-face sessions, or online. 

I currently work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Clevedon, Somerset, BS21

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

There is a parking space and a lift.

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