Hellena Bitsios

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MBACP Registered Psychotherapist and Trainee Supervisor
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Bristol, Somerset, BS2
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About me

 Hello and welcome!

Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost, alone and not are unsure  which direction to take in your life?   Are you struggling with feelings of shame, anger, and or guilt?

I offer a Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy and have been I have been running a Private Practice since  2011, when  completed my training at the Karuna Institute. 

During this time, I have supported people who are working through various mental and emotional health challenges, including anxiety, depression, P.T.S.D, addictions, family disfunction, and relationship issues. 

I see and understand these challenges to have their roots  in trauma.

 My work is underpinned by Buddhist principles and practice and is carries  influences of  Jungian and Humanistic Psychology as well as Family Constellation principles and Shamanic Practice.

I offer a warm, non-judgmental, and safe space where you can explore the feelings, the thoughts, and relational patterns which get in the way of you transforming your life  and reaching your  full potential.

To support this process, I can include the practice of guided meditation, body scans, body movement, artwork, dream work and journal writing.

These practices can help you to increase your self-awareness by supporting you to come into your body which allows you to become present to your inner experience and therefore connect with who you are,your essential nature.

I know how difficult it is to make that first step and ask for help from someone you have never met, so I would like to welcome you to give me a call or send me an email to arrange an initial session.

This way we will have the opportunity to meet, and you can then work out if I am the right therapist for you.

I look forward to hearing from you soon

 A little  about me

I was raised in Greece by a Greek father and English mother and speak both languages.

I have a wealth of life experience and have travelled down many difficult paths in my life. By this I mean that I have lived experience of the many of the issues people bring to therapy. My lived experience allows me a deep sense of empathy and understanding of the  suffering  of others and how the potential to heal and  grow is in all of us.   

 Additional experience

Alongside my Private Practice, I have been working in voluntary and statutory sector, for the last 17 years:  (N.H.S, Homelessness and Drug and Alcohol Services, Women's Services). Here, I have gained experience of working with the more complex issues faced by women and men, such as the impact of sex working/sex trafficking, domestic violence, substance misuse, homelessness and declining mental health.


I hold a Master’s degree in Core Process Psychotherapy and I am a registered member of B.A.C.P and in regular Supervision.

Over the years i have attended a variety of trainings and workshops and these inform the way I work and the  path I am on in my life,in general.  Some of these include workshops and or trainings in  Equine Facilitation Shamanism,Dream and Psychedelic Assisted work.

These territories continue to be  areas  of ongoing  learning and exploration for me.


I charge  £58 for hourly sessions weekly or fortnightly. The initial session is charged at £45.

Low cost Supervision:

Are you a trainee or a newly fledged Counsellor or Psychotherapist? or a Counsellor or Psychotherapist interested  in  bringing a psychospiritual approach to your work with clients ? I am currently  offering in person or online Supervision at a low cost.

I am currently currently training at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London which on completion will lead to  an Integrative, Transpersonal,  Clinical Supervision Diploma. The training   brings together  humanistic and psychodynamic and transpersonal approaches. 

I chose Psychosynthesis as a modality  because i find it compliments  the way I work, in that it resonates with  transpersonal, psychospiritual understandings, very much a wholistic approach to the work.

I can offer you a safe and creative space to explore your  experience of working with clients and help you to increase your awareness of conscious and unconscious information being exchanged,  between you and the client. This,then.  can allow you to gain more  clarity regarding the issues and the tasks ahead.

I pay special attention to your own wellbeing and your experience as a therapist or trainee by supporting you to bring awareness to your inner process and needs and finding ways to get these met. This way you can gain more ground presence and resilience in your work with clients. I am very happy to offer a free call if you wish to discuss the possibility of going ahead and booking an initial session with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

In the past 16 years, I have been working in voluntary and statutory sector.  (N.H.S, Homelessness and Drug and Alcohol Services, Women's Services). Here I have gained Knowledge and understanding of the more complex issues faced by women, such as the impact of sex working/sex trafficking and domestic violence.

  • I hold a Masters degree in  Buddhist Psychotherapy and I am currently in the process of accreditation.

In addition  I am a registered member of B.A.C.P and in regular Supervision.

I have been running my  Private Practice since 2011. Most of my work involves working with  trauma (past and present) and its symptoms: depression, panic attacks and anxiety, disassociation, relational issues, suicide ideation, self harm, addictions, eating disorders and P.T.S.D.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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
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Therapies offered


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

 Ideally this work will be  face to face although I do also offer  video sessions. The first initial  face to face session is an hour long  is charged at £40.

 I  can also offer concessions although spaces at the moment  are limited.  

When I work

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Backfields Lane, Bristol, Somerset, BS2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Additional languages

Fluent Greek

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I am now training in Transpersonal Clinical Supervision and I am offering affordable Supervision to trainees and Counsellors or Psychotherapists.

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Hellena Bitsios
Hellena Bitsios