Eric Blencowe MBACP Dipl Counselling
3 Grove Road
07952905363 / 07952905363
I aim to offer a safe and compassionate space where clients can explore their challenges in comfort, confidentially and without judgement. I offer short (6-8 weeks) and longer-term counselling, depending on each client's individual needs and wishes.
My therapeutic approach
As an "integrative" therapist, I do not adhere to one specific theory of counselling. Rather, I prefer to tailor the approach to each individual according to their needs and aspirations. We can talk further about what approaches may help when we have our first session.
What to expect in our first session
In our first session, which costs £25, we can explore your reasons for coming to counselling, and what you hope to achieve from therapy. The session affords an opportunity for you to meet me, ask any questions you may have, and to decide whether you think I can offer you what you need. Equally, I can assess whether I feel I would be the right person with whom you can explore your challenges. The session is intended also to lead us to consider whether short- or longer-term therapy might be considered. What is most important, however, is that therapy is client-led, so at no point would you feel you were obliged to continue, if you felt this was not for you.
Nature of challenges I have worked with
I have worked with clients who have presented with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress (including work-related), historic and current bullying, low self-esteem, trauma, post-traumatic stress, relationships, and adult survivors of child abuse, amongst others. I have also worked with Boarding School Survivors.
Where I practise
I practise from home, which is located near the junction of Lodge Causeway and Fishponds Road in Fishponds, Bristol. It is on the 48 and 49 bus route, and I also offer free off-street parking to clients coming by car.
I worked for the British Civil Service and the United Nations for 28 years, taking an early voluntary exit in order to pursue a new vocation as a counsellor. The Civil Service career experience has given me a broad insight into human behaviour both here in the UK and elsewhere in the world, as my work led me to meet and work with people from a very wide range of backgrounds, languages and cultures. As such, I feel I have gained great experience of people, including working closely with them.
Please go to my website for more information. www.ericblencowe.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Professional Counselling, University of the West of England
Certificate in Person Centred Counselling Skills – University of the West of England
Certificate in Gestalt Counselling Skills – University of the West of England
I have worked as a counsellor in a volunteer capacity for two counselling charities since November 2016.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Boarding School Survivor Syndrome.
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£25 for an initial one-hour session.
£40 for subsequent one-hour sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My house is located near the junction of Lodge Causeway and Fishponds Road. It is close to the 48 and 49 bus route (2 minutes' walk). I also offer free off-street parking to clients coming by car.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, daytime.
Types of client