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Donal Carmody Accredited Counsellor BA, PG Dip.

Bristol, BS15 8DB
07787476499 07787476499 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello, I am a registered accredited counsellor with the National counselling society. I regularly work with clients experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. I offer both short and long term counselling for individuals and groups. I use a relational approach as I believe that our relationships are important in the development of oneself, especially those relationships we form in early childhood.

There are times when we all need help with life's challenges. I can offer you a space to reflect and think in the hope that this will lead to better understanding, self-awareness and change. A lot of people I see have a feeling of getting stuck or going round in circles. Often immersed in difficult feelings including anxiety, stress, anger or depression. Counselling can be that space where concerns, difficulties and fears, can be explored and shared. An opportunity to unpick, uncover and repair issues/concerns.

Alongside my private practice I work as Head of Counselling at Kinergy managing a team of 27 volunteers and 5 staff. Kinergy is a counselling agency that supports survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. I also work at the University of the West of England as an associate lecturer on the Diploma in Counselling course.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, MBACP
  • Member of Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Private Practice. (CAPPP)
  • Experience of working with drugs and alcohol at Bristol Drugs Project. (BDP)
  • Experience of working with sexual abuse and/or rape survivors at Kinergy, Bristol
  • BA in art and design
  • Experience of working as a group facilitator
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)

Some of the areas I work in include:
Anger Management / Conflicts             Anxiety & Stress
Bereavement & Loss                           Post Traumatic Stress
Depression                                           Personal Growth / Self-Esteem / Confidence
Relationship Difficulties                        Suicide / Self Harm
Employee Assistance Programmes     Problem Solving/Conflict Management
Physical abuse                                     Sexual and Emotional Abuse
PTSD / OCD                  

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


The initial appointment is £25 which will last for 45mins.

Sessions are one hour at a rate of: £50.

Discounted rate for Block booking 6 sessions for: £45 per session  total: £270

If you feel that you would like to meet to discuss counselling please phone or email.

Mary Carpenter House
BS15 8DB

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Currently Availability: Monday & Tuesday afternoons and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Donal Carmody  Accredited Counsellor  BA, PG Dip.

Donal Carmody Accredited Counsellor BA, PG Dip.