Ren Bateson

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MA MBACP (Accred.)
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Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7AN
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About me

Estuary Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am a warm and creative BACP accredited psychotherapist who offers 1:1 therapy to adults in distress or who are actively seeking change. I have experience of working with a wide range of presenting problems from relationship difficulties, health-related issues and loss to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and borderline personality disorder, as well as neurodiversity in all its forms. Careful listening within a warm, supportive, respectful relationship can help us feel safe enough to reflect. I think that reflection can help us heal.

I use an integrative, relational approach, mixed with some coaching and creative methods. I believe that being honest, non-judgmental and accepting creates a space where growth and change can take place and that drawing on a range of different theories can help fit my approach around you.

I aim to help you rest, repair, grow and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited BACP psychotherapist (2021) who trained at the University of Leeds (2015-18). I have experience of working with a number of counselling services in the north and south of England. My associate, Kay, is a BACP registered counsellor who trained at the University of the West of England (2023). She joined the practice in 2024.

Member organisations

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I live and work in Portishead, an estuary town that is easily accessible by car from junction 19 of the M5. It takes around 45 minutes to travel here by bus from central Bristol (X4, X5) and about 25 minutes to drive. I work out of an office complex near the light and space of the marina, where you can choose to have your sessions in person, or by video or telephone.​ 

Estuary Counselling and Psychotherapy, Pure Offices, Harbour Road, Portishead, North Somerset, BS20 7AN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Disabled parking at front of building. Wheelchair accessible doors. Lift to therapy room on first floor.

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Ren Bateson
Ren Bateson