Elena Fabbri

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Bristol BS8 & BS20
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

The main question we have when we are wondering about starting therapy/counselling is, "Can they help me?", "Would I benefit from this?". 

As vulnerable and fearful as we may feel when facing struggles, our hope in engaging in therapy/counselling is that someone who is qualified can provide some assistance for managing our lives a little better. We hope to be really listened to and understood, validated and supported, as well as finding solutions and skills to help us manage our lives more easily.

My psychotherapy practice is currently based in two locations; Clifton (BS8) and Portishead (BS20). It is a practice where you will find genuine empathy, a deep understanding of what it means to struggle, an advocate and someone who will align themselves with you and your journey towards an improved sense of well being. Our work together will be collaborative and trustworthy, always with a sense of hope that you can achieve the goals you set out for yourself. 

My passion for psychology, as well as my training and experience, has developed over decades. I bring life experience and dedication to the field and a sincere desire to see you flourish. My approach is mainly psychodynamic and existential. I utilise CBT techniques, mindfulness, am solution focused and when working with families, view the family as a system.

I provide individual and family therapy, working with youngsters and adults from a wide array of backgrounds. Some of my experience includes working with teenagers within the criminal justice system, mood disorders (e.g. anxiety & depression), self-esteem & identity, life transitions (e.g. new mothers, "empty nesters", relocating stressors), relationship issues, sexual orientation (LGBTQIA), grief & substance use/abuse.

For more information, please visit my website: www.redoakpractice.com

Training, qualifications & experience

My training includes a BSc in Psychology, a Masters in Counselling Psychology and various trainings I have undergone thus far successfully.

I am an accredited member of the BACP.

I have worked with a wide variety of clients with various challenges and treat each individual as such. My clients have come from an array of cultural backgrounds, differing sexual orientation and regardless of differences, I treat each person with respect.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£65.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees start at £65 per 50 minute individual sessions & £85 per 60 minute couples/family sessions

I accept bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Bristol, Somerset, BS8

Portishead, Bristol, BS20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Elena Fabbri
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