Jasmine Pells FdSc, Reg. MBACP. Integrative Counsellor

Jasmine Pells FdSc, Reg. MBACP. Integrative Counsellor

16 Mina Road
Bristol
Somerset
BS2 9TB

07554 440 289

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About me

"Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world" - Amit Ray

Most of us at some point in our lives go through periods of feeling stuck or overwhelmed with obstacles that prevent us from leading a fulfilling life. Perhaps a persistent voice of self-doubt and worry may hold us back or we may be struggling to form and maintain healthy relationships. Sometimes we reach a pinnacle point where we feel a strong desire to understand ourselves on a deeper level or come to terms with past events so we can enjoy the present..

What is counselling?

Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, by exploring feelings and thoughts with a counsellor, you can discover solutions to problems, feel more confident making choices and create positive change in your life. Person-centred counselling is about offering you a stable therapeutic relationship of openness, non-judgement and compassion. It's a safe and nurturing space in which your personal growth and change can happen. By offering you a place to be heard, understood and accepted while exploring your thoughts, emotions and behaviours; counselling can help you find clarity, enrich your life, achieve your goals and feel happy.

How I work...

My approach is intuitive and holistic. I am warm and present with you, offering you non-judgemental, compassionate listening and providing insightful feedback. I create a calm, nurturing, and confidential environment to help you feel comfortable and safe to be yourself.

​​As an integrative counsellor working from a Person-Centred background, I believe that you should feel in control of your therapeutic journey, so you choose what to bring to our sessions and at what pace. I draw on a variety of Humanistic theoretical concepts and techniques in order to meet your individual needs in a unique and personal way, including Gestalt, Focusing and Motivational Interviewing.

My personal involvement in Arts, nature and mindfulness means I bring a creative and dynamic element to therapy. If this is something that interests you, we can focus on therapeutic techniques rooted in art, nature and mindfulness. In my experience, exploring yourself and your relationships in a more creative and metaphorical way can bring you a surprising amount of clarity and relief.

Are you ready to create positive change in your life?

What to expect...
During our initial sessions, we will explore the obstacles in your life as well as what you most long for. We will identify and develop your inner resources and tools in preparation for safe emotional exploration. While working together we may touch into sadness, anxiety or anger. We may also find ourselves laughing, feeling joy and relief. All emotions are welcome and part of the healing process.

I am mindful of cultural diversity, and committed to promoting equality and self-empowerment. I welcome clients from all backgrounds.

Our work is confidential and I adhere to the professional ethics and standards of my professional governing body (BACP).

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears" - Nelson Mandela

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience...

I am an experienced and qualified therapist having worked alongside adults and young people with a wide rage of emotional issues such as; generalised anxiety, panic attacks, depression, family issues, relationship issues, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, PTSD, and bereavement / loss. I trained in Person-Centred counselling at the University of Brighton and worked as a support/crisis worker prior to and alongside my training. Since qualifying I have supported clients within a charity setting and in my private practice. I specialise in trauma therapy having supported survivors of sexual violence through a Bristol based charity for several years. I have extensive experience supporting people to overcome past traumatic events and find their way towards the functional, peaceful and fulfilling life they want.

I also have several years of personal experience in therapy so I understand the hopes and fears that you can feel as a client when meeting and connecting with your new therapist. I am sensitive to offering you a calm, confidential environment in which you can feel comfortable and safe to be yourself.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherpy (BACP) and as part of its ethical frame work, I am committed to attending regular additional training courses to enhance my practice as your therapist.

Throughout my professional experience I have worked within a large variety of areas which clients may want to explore, such as:

  • Neglect
  • Addiction
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Childhood and adulthood sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse / domestic violence
  • LGBTQI
  • Gender
  • BME
  • Identity
  • Loss / bereavement
  • Relationship / family difficulties
  • Anxiety / panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-esteem
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Physical disability / pain / illness

Qualifications and additional training:

  • FdSc Person-centred Counselling (University of Brighton)
  • Diploma Psychology (Brighton & Hove College)
  • First Aid for adults and children
  • Wild therapy - Eco-psychology
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse and Hope for Healing
  • Safeguarding Children & Adults
  • Trauma and Family Systems
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Learning Disability Training
  • Supporting People in Crisis
  • Creative Play Therapy

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • BME
  • LGBTQI
  • Identity
  • Nightmares
  • Personal growth and development
  • Neglect
  • Gender
  • Loss
  • Family difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Insomnia
  • Physical disability / pain / illness

Fees

Counselling...
Consultation 60 mins £30
Ongoing weekly sessions 60 mins £45

Location: Bristol, BS2

Concessions:
I offer a small number of concessionary slots to students and those on a low income. This can be discussed and negotiated in the introductory session.

What is a consultation?
This session allows us to get a sense of each other and whether we would like to work together as client and counsellor. It is a time where you can ask me any questions you have to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. I will ask you some background questions so that I can understand your needs and visions within the therapy, and what kind of issues you would like to explore together.

What happens once I've booked a consultation?
Once you've booked an intro session, I will email you with confirmation of the date/time/location of your appointment along with details on how to find me.

Further information

What some of my clients have said:

"I have never once felt judged by you. I feel like I can express anything here"

"Your kindness and support has given me the strength to pick myself up and build my life again"

​"Counselling has helped me accept and love myself for who I am"

"I never thought I'd have the confidence or self-worth to seek justice for what happened to me. Feeling able to make that choice now has changed my life in so many significant ways"

"Getting to know myself in a caring and accepting environment has opened exciting new chapters for me, best thing I've ever done!"

​"I feel safe enough with you to bare shame I've hidden for many years. It feels like a toxic ton of waste has been lifted off my shoulders and now I can finally breathe."

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS2 9TB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults