About me

Counselling can provide you with much needed clarity when life seems full up, with no room left to think. As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide you with a non-judgemental, safe and confidential space in which to explore issues that you are facing, to look more closely at the impact that these are having in your life and to begin to gain new perspectives.

As an integrative practitioner I am able to work flexibly with you, with my work being informed by different approaches including Gestalt, Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT. This means that I am able to work with you in a way that will best suit your individual needs. I offer both short-term (6-12 sessions) and longer term work, with regular reviews to see that we are still working towards your goals.

Issues I work with include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, abuse, lack of self-confidence, bereavement and loss and gender and identity issues.

If you are having problems with low mood, social anxiety, worry, OCD or more generalised anxiety I also have specialist knowledge in working with adults and young people using low-intensity CBT. This can provide you, or your child, with the skills to challenge more negative ways of thinking and move forward with your goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked within the NHS counselling members of staff, as a Counsellor and Low-intensity CBT therapist at Off the Record and most recently as a Counsellor at a Sixth Form College in Bristol. I have also worked in private practice for over 8 years as a Life Coach with adults and young people.

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, an accredited BACP course, from the University of South Wales

Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies Practice for Children, Young People and Families from the University of Exeter

Diploma in Life Coaching

I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Child and Adolescent issues
  • Parenting issues

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Additional information

Sessions last for 50 minutes and cost £50. The first session is a great time to see if counselling is for you and whether I work in a style that suits you. This first session is available at a reduced cost of £30.

Please feel free to ring or email me for a chat and to ask any questions that you might have before booking an initial consultation.


I have some availability for both weekly and fortnightly slots. Please feel free to get in touch for more information around suitable session times.

Bristol Talking Therapy Rooms
3 Redcliffe Parade East

The Redland Practice
34b Chandos Mews
Stanley Rd

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Alex Moate

Alex Moate