Effie Lunn, Counsellor, PGDip, MBACP
The Practice Rooms
15-16 Castle Street
Life can be difficult, and sometimes what we need most of all is space and time to explore the challenges. Even when we have good relationships with friends and family, it can be easier to talk to someone with whom there is a little objective distance.
My name is Effie, and I am an Integrative Counsellor working in Bristol and North Somerset. I have full membership of the BACP (the regulating body for counsellors and psychotherapists) and an up to date enhanced DBS.
Many people come to counselling because they have noticed a feeling of being ‘stuck’. This might be a pattern of behaviour that they would like to change, or a cycle of negative thinking that is hard to break. Some people come with specific goals or things in mind, but for others there isn’t anything in particular they can pinpoint. A great many people seek counselling for issues like anxiety or depression, but for some it is a more general feeling of unease or dissatisfaction. It can be that the past haunts us, and the future seems uncertain or bleak. Relationships with others can be complicated: we feel misunderstood or find communication hard.
Increasingly people are drawn to counselling not for any ‘negative’ reason but simply because they wish to gain a better understanding of themselves, and find reflecting on life to be a fascinating experience. All of these approaches are fine!
I might be the person who can assist you with your journey of discovery. As a counsellor it is the greatest honour and privilege to accompany individuals on this path. Counselling is not always easy, but I will always work to create a space that is warm, non judgemental and genuine.
As this is your time and space, it is important that we work at a pace that you are comfortable with. Some people prefer their counselling sessions to be quite directive, and for the counsellor to be someone to whom they can be accountable to. Others prefer a style that is more reflective and open. Some people find it easier to express themselves non verbally – through music or art for example. We do not have to be confined to the traditional therapeutic space – if you like we can take our session outdoors and ‘walk and talk’. I am pretty flexible and will adapt to suit your needs. However, it is vitally important that you choose a counsellor that is right for you.
Counselling can be short or long term. Occasionally people find that they only need a few sessions for things to become much clearer. For others the therapeutic relationship is one that lasts many months or even years. Most people prefer to meet weekly, others will choose to meet fortnightly. If you are not sure what you want, this is something we can discuss together when we meet.
I offer a free initial consultation and a concession for students or those on a low income. Please see my website for further details, and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
University of Derby, MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
University of Derby, Postgraduate Diploma, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
University of Derby, Postgraduate Certificate Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Oxford University PGCE
University of Durham BA Theology
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
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I charge £40 for 50 minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Types of client