Hugo Minchin

Bristol, Somerset, BS1
07716 638 843 07716 638 843
Bristol, Somerset, BS1

About me

An experienced person-centred relational Counsellor and Therapist, my private practice is based in central Bristol, BS1. I adopt an integrative relational approach to counselling and therapy and a holistic view of healing.

I firmly believe in giving my clients ownership of the therapeutic process and will adapt my approaches and suggest ways of working that are aligned with your lived experiences and therapeutic goals. Empathic, attuned and non-judgemental, I aim to offer an experienced safe holding experience for anyone considering therapy. Core to my approach is the relationship I establish with my clients: a safe and completely supportive platform serving as a springboard for growth and healing.

As part of the LGBTQ+ community, I have had my own lived experiences of discrimination, shame and internalised homophobia. I am also running research into mental health issues facing the community and how to help work with the community to help resolve these, as well as lobby for change.
My experiences as part of the LGBTQ+ community led me to co-found Talk to the Rainbow, a centre for LGBTQ+ therapeutic excellence.

I am a Member of the BACP, Member of the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy, Member of the National Counselling Society, Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists and Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health

Training, qualifications & experience

I have extensive training and experience working with substance misuse/addiction, internalised trans/homo/phobia, stress, anxiety, depression, suicide, bereavement, depression, complex/multiple diagnoses and trauma. I am also qualified to work with young persons/adolescents and children.

Apart from my private practice I am Director of Talk to the Rainbow and work as a Counsellor for Bristol Mind’s LGBTQ+ team, Meeting Minds.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by its Ethical Framework.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Transactional analysis


£50 a session, limited consessionary places available


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


  • My private practice runs Thursdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Hugo Minchin

Hugo Minchin