Joy Trevivian

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MBACP, BSc (Hons), Dip
Available for new clients
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Bristol BS10 & BS34
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I work with people who don’t feel ‘good enough’ to realise their worth and discover true confidence. Are you overwhelmed and exhausted by life? Filled with anxiety and constantly wasting your energy worrying you’re not good enough or disappointing people? Feeling empty and disconnected and wondering why other people seem to have an easier time of it than you?

Maybe you can’t quite put your finger on what the problem is, but you know something isn’t quite right. Perhaps you’ve even lost your sense of who you are.

You don’t have to feel like this. When life feels too much, we all need a helping hand. Let me be that helping hand. Together we can work towards confidence, calmness, self-esteem and improved relationships in every area of your life. I want you to feel confident and that you can handle anything that happens. 

I can help to get to the root of low self-esteem, low self-confidence, trauma and anxiety, so you can feel worthy to focus on how to get what you need. It isn't your fault and there is nothing wrong with you - it is what you have experienced.

I work in a proactive and collaborative way to help you find clarity and insight, whilst empowering you to feel better and help you to move forward. I will help you to reflect on what you are experiencing and to look at ways you might understand things better. We will work together to help you find your own inner resources and strengths.

Whatever you come to counselling for, whether you're affected by a build up of day-to-day stresses or a major life event, I offer a non-judgemental confidential space where you matter and feel valued. 

My experience and varied methods of working help me to get to the root of issues as quickly as possible. As well as giving you tools to help yourself, I will also work with you to get to the root for long lasting change.

Training, qualifications & experience


I'm an experienced, qualified, registered and BACP Accredited Counsellor. I am friendly, warm and approachable, and work with people just like you in a welcoming and professional space. 14 years of experience plus dealing with my own adversity in life, helps me relate well in an honest, down to earth way.

I specialise in working with self-esteem, confidence, anxiety, depression, family issues, trauma, perfectionism and stress.

I qualified as a counsellor in 2010 and have worked at Network Counselling, City of Bristol College and Off the Record. Since 2017 I have been working in private practice. 


- I’m accredited with the BACP (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists). This means that I’m accountable to work ethically and professionally. 

- BSc (Hons) in Education and Psychology

- 2 year Certificate in Counselling

- 2 year Diploma in Counselling

- Qualified hypnotherapist

- HeartHealing practitioner

- Qualified in Reiki


- Attachment and Relationships

- Compassion Focused Therapy

- Solution Focused Therapy 

- Mindfulness

- Working with Depression and Suicide

- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (for trauma)

- Rewind Technique (for PTSD)

- Working with Young People

- Child Protection

- Infant Loss Accreditation

- Shame

- Not feeling good enough

- Mental Health and the Body

I love learning and am committed to training so that I can support my clients through many different ways of working.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £60 per hour (full 60 minutes). Payment can be made by debit/credit card or bank transfer.

When I work

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Further information

I work online and generally have availability from Wednesday to Fridays during the day.

What happens next?

Finding a counsellor you feel comfortable with is really important and not every counsellor will be right for you. I offer a free phone call where you can discuss what you are hoping to get from counselling and whether what I can offer is appropriate. This gives you a chance to get a feel for if we can work well together.

To find out more and to book an initial meeting please email me or phone 07917 358672. I usually reply within a few hours.

For further information, you can see my website  

Filton, Bristol, BS34

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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