Anando Emryss for Couples and Individuals
Along with my work in a busy specialist NHS service in Devon, I have relocated my London practice to Bristol and am now seeing individuals and couples in Bristol Monday and Thursday evenings.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and have over 10 years of experience working with couples and individuals. I have a strong emphasis on working with diversity and welcome all.
I treat those I meet in the therapeutic space with sensitivity, respect and warmth. My aim is to support each person to find their way through, resolve, or better manage whatever is concerning for them.
Many of the challenges people face such as stress, depression, anxiety, conflict, trauma, loss, relational difficulties, grief, issues affecting intimacy, identity, sexuality, along with unhelpful patterns affecting well-being, can be managed far easier given awareness and understanding.
My practice integrates training, experience and knowledge to work with ways that mental or emotional attitudes might affect well being and intimate relational connection.
Challenging adaptations from early life or difficult experiences, often inhibit and block fruitful living. Early life events and formative beliefs are often sources of enquiry which can provide important understanding for altering behaviour.
Along with those in relationships seeking therapy, I welcome individuals wanting to enter relationships after a long time but are hesitant, and those having difficulty maintaining longer relationship intimacy.
There are also times when people feel the need to review and reassess their lives. I can offer a reflective, non judgemental, open minded thoughtfulness and support for this to happen.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for 4 years at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, graduating with a full qualification in Couple and Individual Psychotherapy. I am currently working in a multidisciplinary NHS gender clinic as a specialist psychotherapist. I have a certificate in Psychosexual Couple and Individual Therapy at the Centre for Psychosexual Health in London along with a certificate in integrative CBT training, and have experience in family systemic and group psychotherapy.
The fundamental aspect of my psychodynamic training was founded at the Tavistock clinic which offers comprehensive training in London. The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships was founded in 1948 is recognised in its field as a centre of advanced practice and study, both nationally and internationally. It is a practice-based organisation committed to studying the nature of couple relationships and a valuable centre for research.
Over years my work has become more integrative utilising a psychodynamic psychotherapeutic underpinning with a cognitive and behavioural focus. I encourage people to direct their own therapeutic experience and see myself as facilitating a process towards understanding and meaning about the complex ways we think, feel and behave.
I work with a high regard for a person centred focus and always aim to meet the experience of the individual or couple sensitively and respectfully.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Bristol £50 for individuals and £70 for couples
£50 for online sessions and calls
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Bristol: Mondays, Thursdays pm. Online (Skype) sessions and calls available.
Types of client