About me

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 an accredited 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 with certificates in integrative CBT training and family systemic and group psychotherapy. I am an Accredited member of the BACP.

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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).

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Additional information

My fees:

Bristol £50 for individuals and £70 for couples

£50 for online sessions and calls


Bristol: Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesday. Online (Skype) sessions and calls available.

45 Alma Vale Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Anando Emryss

Anando Emryss