Jennifer Hills

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MBACP, MBPsS- Existential Counselling
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Bristol, Bristol City, BS3
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About me

My way of working is relational and client-centred. I feel the primary focus is to develop a therapeutic relationship based on trust and compassion. I want to offer you a safe space, to be heard without judgement, where all of you can be accepted, and where there are no expectations. As an existential counsellor, I draw on what it means to be human and want to explore with you, your current difficulties and past patterns. Together we can discover and bring awareness to your way of being in the world, and relating to yourself and others. With awareness, I believe comes hope of developing a better understanding of how you might move forward and come to better terms with life and all of its confusing complexity.

I have studied psychology, counselling, and psychotherapy, and am informed in a number of approaches including existential, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and compassion-focused therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan. I have a postgraduate qualification in Psychology, and am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a member of the Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. I am currently undergoing studies to obtain a doctorate in counselling psychology and as such I am a trainee Counselling Psychologist, MBPsS. 

I have years of experience working therapeutically with individuals across the age spectrum. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bereavement, gender, gender identity, sexuality, health, HIV, relationships, self-esteem, and loneliness.

I have worked with the Samaritans, NHS Talking Therapies, MIND, and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

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).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience working with gender identity and transition.

Therapies offered


£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I do offer an initial free consultation session which lasts for half an hour.

Bristol, Bristol City, BS3

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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