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About me

Generally speaking, my clients have identified something that is problematic in their lives and are seeking a skilled professional they can trust and who can help them to resolve it.

I am a humanistic and integrative counsellor which means I see the client and their story to be paramount but am trained in various techniques that may be helpful to the work.

I came into the helping professions following a severe trauma I went through earlier in my life. I received wonderful help from various people and was able to turn my life around and today, I feel immensely proud and privileged be the helper.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Communications & Society. University of Leicester.

  • FdSc: Counselling. University of Gloucestershire.

  • Ten years experience of caring for patients in the NHS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative


Additional information

For the Pandemic I am offering online sessions via Zoom.

I charge £20 for an introductory session of 50 minutes with all sessions thereafter costing £30 per 50 minute session.


My practice is closed until further notice.

Further information

In our society, many of us are aware of the benefits of keeping our bodies fit and healthy. We might run, swim or cycle, or join a class at the gym but do we give the same consideration to our minds? Self-awareness is the key to understanding ourselves better and reclaiming a sense of direction and purpose so we can take charge of our lives. Spending time talking through problems with a person we can trust can help us to realise our full potential.

For all of us, life can be tough at times and having a neutral, non-judgemental ear, removed from the attachments of our family and friends can be a liberating experience. As an integrative counsellor I am interested in helping you to get the most from yourself and can draw on a range of skills that may be helpful. I work both short-term, on specific issues, and longer term on major life issues, including working with those affected by Dementia and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, for example.

City Of Bristol

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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Patrick Spackman

Patrick Spackman