Edgars Semenovs

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Bristol, City of Bristol, BS3
Available for new clients
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About me

Hello, my name is Edgars. I am a certified Counsellor and trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy method. My goal is to help individuals process their experiences and manage their symptoms in a way that promotes healing and growth that is generative, restorative and loving. With a mature and grounded approach, I provide clients with the tools and support they need to work through their challenges and create more fulfilling lives.

I embrace a variety of creative and experiential techniques rooted in Polyvagal and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy principles to create a unique approach tailored to each of my client's needs. I also draw from such modalities as Compassion Focused, Solution Focused Approaches, Trauma Informed Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Focusing (Gendlin), Clean Language Inquiry, and Existential psychotherapy.

I was drawn to counselling due to my personal experiences of trauma and various addictions that I have been able to successfully work through. I use this personal experience to connect with my clients on a deeper level, providing empathy and understanding to whatever they may be facing.  This personal experience has rendered me a sense of confidence that there is an immense healing power in each individual provided we have the ‘necessary conditions’ available.

I believe that the aim of the therapy is to provide you with these ‘necessary conditions.' We know that healing and growth can only come when you feel safe and free to express yourself. I am committed to providing a safe and compassionate space that fosters exploration, acceptance, and empowerment. My approach is grounded in an open-ended journey where we work together to trust your inner-knowing and embrace your unique journey towards wellness.

I am experienced to offer you guidance and support in dealing with the following difficulties:

Relationship difficulties
Low self-esteem
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Suicidal thoughts
Sex and alcohol addiction
Attachment trauma

I feel that true healing happens when we realise our inherent worthiness; when we are able to pause and savour our essential nature of simply being alive just as we are. And this comes with acceptance and self-compassion. As C.Rogers once put it: ''When you accept yourself just as you are, then you can change'

Please, feel free to get in touch and we can look for solutions together that you cannot find on your own.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Forest Therapy Practitioner (2024).
  • Certified Forest Bathing Guide (2023).
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Developmental Injury Level 2 (2022).
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma Themes Level 1 (2021).
  • Diploma in Counselling (2019).
  • Teacher Assistant at the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (2021-Now).
  • Attended Embodied Clean Language Coaching (2022).
  • Gained extensive experience in working with organisations specialising in various addictions ie. Alcohol, Drug and pornography addictions (2017-2021).
  • Part-time NHS Staff Counsellor (2022 - Current).
  •  Worked in Mental Health Recovery Services, Mental Health Hospitals and Crisis Teams (2019-2022).
  • I practice yoga, meditation and Qigong on a daily basis. These practices have significantly influenced my own emotional well-being and subsequently informed my approach to counselling.
  • I am a BACP registered individual member.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience and special interest in supporting people in recovery from various addictions (Gambling, Alcohol, Pornography, Drugs, Food).


£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Practical information:

I am currently offering 1:1 sessions via Zoom only.


£50-65 - 50 min session.

£80 - 90 min session.

I offer a free 30 min introductory session. 

I accept bank transfer on the day or for multiple sessions in advance.


I offer a weekly or fortnightly 50 min or 90 min long sessions.

Cancellation agreement

Notice is given 24 hours prior to the session. If the notice is not given, you will have to pay for the session time.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available most weekdays. Please, get in touch to check my availability.

Further information

What happens next?

If you have any queries and you would like to book an initial meeting, please email me or call 07393 738 367. If I am not able to answer immediately I will get back to you as soon as possible.

What would happen in the first session?

The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and get to know each other. Its aim is to enable you to tell me why you are seeking therapy, what you expect from the process and how I could best meet your needs. We will also discuss our agreement which will involve the expected number of sessions that you may require, the regularity of our sessions, payment, confidentiality and the cancellation policy.

Bristol, City of Bristol, BS3

Type of session


Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Currently offering Zoom and Telephone Counselling


Edgars Semenovs
Edgars Semenovs