Ivo Marques

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Bristol BS8 & BS1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you looking to improve yourself and change your life? Are you seeking to shift the way you perceive yourself and develop healthier relationships with others? Do you want to boost your confidence, believe in yourself, and invest in things that benefit you? Are you often preoccupied with what other people think or say about you? Do you tend to overthink your responses during conversations? Do you exert significant effort to please others or feel compelled to attain perfection? Do you ever experience feelings of not belonging or believing you shouldn't exist? Are you facing challenging relationships with partners, friends, or parents?

How do I help people?

1 - In the begging we'll look at things that you find challenging. You'll be encourage to share your difficulties. I would like to know what impacts your life and issues that developed with time and give you space to share it.

I offer weekly sessions. Regular sessions provide a structured and consistent therapeutic process, which can lead to more effective results. More frequent sessions provide ample time to explore underlying issues, patterns, unconscious processes and behaviors in greater depth.

2 - "I will assist you in examining your unhealthy or toxic relationships, addressing traumatic experiences, delving into childhood issues, working on low self-esteem, managing anxiety, overcoming loneliness, and addressing suicidal thoughts. Through confronting these issues, you'll gain the ability to see them from a different perspective and find a way to have a joyful and meaningful life.

3 - Here is where you can integrate new adaptations and ways of being. We you are able to account for different parts of yourself and feel calm, relaxed and joyful. You can have life difficulties and anxieties in life but they'll be usual, like every single day.

My main focus are relationship issues, childhood issues, trauma and ADHD

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma: Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma: Level 4  in Therapeutic Counselling.
  • I've worked in No5 Counselling Children and Young People for 2 years
  • I've worked with Oxford Men Counselling Services for 2 years
  • I worked for the Priory Healthcare
  • Certificate: Introduction Certificate in Counselling Young People
  • Foundation in Transactional Analysis 
  • Group Therapy
  • Attending Certificate Trauma 

Member organisations

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience with long term chronic illness as sickle cell.


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

£65 per 50 minutes session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer flexible appointments. Please send me an email with your contact number for more details.

Further information

I offer a free initial 15-20 minute Zoom consultation.

24 Regent Street, Clifton, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 4HG

55 Queen Square, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS1 4LH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)

Key details

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Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Teams


Ivo Marques
Ivo Marques