Anna Clifford

Anna Clifford

The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill


07413 864886 / 07413 864886

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The Practice Rooms
39 Cotham Hill


07413 864886 / 07413 864886

About me

Feeling lonely,lost or sad? Perhaps you are experiencing stress, anger or anxiety and don't understand where it has come from. Maybe there are relationship or specific areas of your life you would like to explore. Or you might be feeling a 'numbness' towards life in general.

Sometimes we can find ourselves feeling 'stuck' in life, not knowing or fearing which way to go next. It can be a frightening and lonely experience to experience any kind of strong emotions or general discontent in life. Counselling provides you with a safe space to have a look at what your are experiencing. I will be with you every step of the way as you explore your thoughts and feelings, past and present and then at your own pace, take steps towards achieving your own goals or making any changes you need.

I am a BACP qualified and registered Counsellor with experience of helping people to explore their issues within a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment.

I use an integrative approach which means that I draw from a range of psychological therapies as each individual has different experiences and needs. At the heart of this is a person-centred foundation as I believe each person is the best 'expert' of themselves and already has the answers within themselves to resolve the troubles they are facing when provided with the right environment to explore them. Counselling gives you a safe place to explore what is going on for you and supports you towards finding the right path. Whether it is for personal development or psychological/emotional reasons, counselling can be a positive way to explore the issues that challenge our life and happiness.

  • "What is person-centred counselling?"
    The core purpose of person-centred therapy is to facilitate our ability to self-actualise - the belief that all of us will grow and fulfil our potential. This approach facilitates the personal growth and relationships of a client by allowing them to explore and utilise their own strengths and personal identity. The counsellor aids this process, providing vital support to the client and they make their way through this journey.Read more here:

I understand that making the decision to come for counselling may be a daunting step and finding the right counsellor that matches you is important. Please do get in touch through email,text or phone as this may help you decide if you would like to book a first appointment. I am happy to offer a free phone consultation if this would be helpful before meeting for a first session. Even if I am not the right match for you, perhaps I'll be able to point you towards someone that is.

You are by no means obligated to continue for any number of sessions if you decide that its not the right time for you- Counselling provides you with a place that is yours, and yours alone- it is important that you feel safe to take things at your own pace.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology with Merit from the University of Keele and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Bath Spa University. I am also a member of CAPPP (Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Private Practice)
I endeavour to undertake continuing professional development courses to inform my practice.

This training has included;

  • ​Working with and supporting bereaved children and young people - Winstons Wish
  • Certificate in Using Creative Interventions in the Counselling Room
  • Diploma in Pet Bereavement- Centre of Excellence
  • Foundation in Mindfulness-based Cognitive therapy- University of East Anglia

I have worked with young people aged 11-25 in schools and universities, as well as adults in a variety of settings. In private practice I work with young people and adults aged 16 and above.
Some of the areas in which I have experience in include: Relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, identity, stress and depression, anxiety disorders, body image issues, and anger management. I have a particular interest and specialism in working with identity exploration and life transitions as well as the experience of pet bereavement.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer academic and pastoral mentoring support for students aged 13-21. Please do get in touch if this is something you would like to hear more about or are interested in arranging.

Photos & videos

  • Practice Space at Clifton Village
  • Practice Space at Clifton Village
  • Entrance to the Cotham Hill Practice Rooms
  • Practice Space at Cotham Hill
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I charge £45 per session payable each session.

Reduced rates are available depending on circumstances . Please do feel free to ask me about this and we can discuss further before or at our first session together.

Further information

I can offer counselling sessions from various locations across Bristol;

Cotham Hill (BS6)

Clifton Village (BS8)

Brislington (BS4)

Westbury-on-Trym (BS9)

I also work online through Skype or Zoom.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6 6JY
Bristol, BS8

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: No


Monday: 8am-12am Wednesday: 1.30pm-4.30pm Thursday: 8am-12am Saturday and Sunday: Flexible times throughout the day

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme