Minat Lyons

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Available for new clients
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Bristol, BS8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whatever brings you to therapy, I offer a confidential space to explore what’s troubling you and to be listened to sensitively, free from judgments or preconceptions.

There are any number of reasons why someone might want to talk. Perhaps following a distressing event such as a loss or bereavement; or to address a longer-standing issue, such as a difficulty or question relating to their relationships, work, or sexuality. Often, the problem isn’t so clear; one might feel unfulfilled, anxious or depressed, but it could take some talking through to get a sense of what’s really going on.

A psychoanalytic approach doesn’t assume that what you’re going through is self-explanatory, reducible to generic formulations or off-the-shelf solutions. It recognises that our suffering is bound up with our unique subjectivity and lived experience. It is attentive to the ways in which our thoughts and feelings in the present are shaped by our unique personal histories and by unconscious ideas, desires, and prohibitions that move us without our realising it.

I give you the space to talk freely about what you’re struggling with and to explore what it means to you in the context of your life, what you care about and what you want. Through that process, you may come to understand yourself and your suffering differently and find that new possibilities become available to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I hold an MA in Psychoanalysis & Contemporary Society, and an Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am also a candidate on the clinical training programme at the Lacanian psychoanalytic institute the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research. I abide by the BACP and UKCP codes of ethics.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

I work with a sliding fee scale, based on individual circumstances. The initial consultation session is £70, and we would then agree on an ongoing fee if we decide to continue working together. Missed sessions are payable. 

When I work

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Further information

How long does therapy last?

That’s up to you. Some people find a short period of sessions can help to address an immediate concern; others choose to explore the roots of their difficulties in a more open-ended way, potentially over several years.

What is the frequency of sessions?

Usually, we would start out meeting once a week. Later on, we may decide to increase or decrease the frequency of sessions, depending on what we think will best support the work.

How long does each session last?

Sessions are usually around 50 minutes.

Where do sessions take place?

I offer sessions in person at my consulting room in Clifton, or online via Zoom or Skype.

What is the next step?

If you would like to arrange a brief phone call to discuss the possibility of working together or to set up an initial consultation session, you can email me here.
If we conclude that another therapist or kind of therapy might be a better fit for you, I would be happy to refer you to a suitable colleague.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Minat Lyons
Minat Lyons