Noemia Ventura Purcell

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Counsellor MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Bristol, Somerset, BS6 6JY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

 I offer individual counselling sessions in person and online via Zoom and Microsoft teams. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I was trained as a Person-Centred Counsellor, which means that I use a humanistic approach. As a person-centred counsellor, my role is not to direct, instruct or to give advice to my clients. My aim is to listen attentively, in confidence, and to be non-judgemental. I offer personal support to enable my clients to explore their inner-selves and their feelings in order to help them to achieve personal growth.

I have practised as a counsellor and supported people in various volunteer settings such as:

  • Mothers for Mothers, where I have become interested in supporting women through counselling who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, ectopic pregnancy and termination.
  • Worked as a volunteer coordinator for Changes Bristol, supporting people with mental health issues.
  • Trained and worked with TESS, supporting girls and young women affected by self-injury.
  • Trained and worked for Place2Be, counselling children in a school setting.

My counselling approach is collaborative, which can help individuals with a wide range of issues such as,  anxiety, depression, pre and post-natal depression, relationships, loss and grief, life transitions, trauma, self-harm and suicidal thoughts, lack of confidence and low self-esteem.

Counselling provides a confidential and safe space to talk about anything that may be worrying you, and can often help you to understand more about the difficult or troubling thoughts that can be a common experience at any time in our lives.

At your first session, we will talk about the reasons why you are interested in therapy and what you want to achieve from it. We will also agree on how we are going to work together. This agreement will be in writing and will be known as a therapeutic contract, which will simply set out the duration and dates of the sessions, as well as my fees. It will also include my guarantee of confidentiality.

During my sessions, sometimes I can use some elements of Mindfulness and CBT methods when relevant and appropriate to individuals needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I completed my counselling training in 2015, and I achieved a Foundation Degree in Counselling (FdSc) from the University of Gloucestershire. 
  • I am Accredited Member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
  • Trained in Post-natal depression, (Mothers for Mothers, 2014-2016)
  • Mindfulness training. 
  • Trained and worked for the Bristol Crisis Services for women (BCSW).
  • Trained and worked for Changes Bristol (volunteer coordinator)
  • Trained and worked for TESS.
  • Trained and worked for Place2be as a school counsellor.

Along side my private practice, I also work for an organisation supporting young girls, women and men in Reproductive Choices. 

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

The first two sessions will be at an introductory rate of £25 per session. After that, the cost will be £40.00 per session. Concessionary rates are available, depending on personal circumstances. 

Payment is by bank transfer and to be made on the day of the session or before the start of the session. 
I require a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellation of a session. Cancellations with less than 24hrs notice, or no shows, will incur the full fee.

When I work

I am available to take new clients mostly in the afternoon. 

Further information

I always been someone who cares for others. Since I started my journey as a counsellor I have enjoyed greatly supporting other people.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email prior to making an appointment.    

The Practice Rooms, 39 Cotham Hill, Bristol, Somerset, BS6 6JY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Additional languages



Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
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