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Pavla Radostova, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Bristol, BS15 8DB
07492 749399 07492 749399 Registered / Accredited
Bristol, BS15 8DB

About me

Hello,

If you are reading this you are most likely in a difficult life situation, feeling emotional pain or distressed. Or maybe there are issues and areas in your life that you would wish to change and develop. You have just made your first step towards that change now.

Reaching out for help can be difficult and daunting, as can be coming for counselling and psychotherapy. I will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where you can explore what the next steps in your journey will be and how we can undertake them together.

I work in an integrative way which means that I can offer a range of styles and techniques. Some clients I see enjoy finding out about how our psyche works and applying that to their experiences, some clients just prefer to talk. Some of my clients find it difficult to talk about feelings and their experiences, and then we can use creative and imaginative techniques.

I have experience supporting my clients through short-term, goal-oriented work; and through long term work reaching more in-depth, and looking at psyche as a whole. Whether you are looking for resolution with relationship issues, family issues, affairs, or separation and divorce, I can offer you support. I often work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias or bi-polar symptoms. Often we can find ourselves in more than one category or not fitting into any of those listed. I have an understanding of a variety of symptoms and conditions, but my approach is always to look for your unique experience of the difficulties you are facing.

I would invite you to get in touch to arrange an initial meeting where we can discuss all your questions and concerns.

I look forward to meeting you.

Due to the current lock-down situation I am offering sessions via Zoom, WhatsApp or phone. We can discuss these arrangements and how we can transition to sessions in person when it is safe to do so.

Walk and Talk sessions are available, please have a look at my website for more information, or get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited member of UKCP.
  • DiP in Psychotherapy with Northern Guild of Psychological Solutions.
  • PgDiP in Psychotherapy, Newman University.
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, BACP Accredited Course.
  • Master's degree in psychology from Masaryk University.

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body image and body perception, relationship with food.
I am a kink aware and kink friendly practitioner.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50 per evening session.
£45 per daytime session.
Each session is 50 minutes long.

I have a limited number of discount rate spaces available for those on low incomes, students and counselling students in training.

Further information

I practice from new bespoke therapy rooms at Sycamore House Bristol:

www.sycamorehousebristol.co.uk

Due to the current lock-down situation I am offering sessions via Zoom, WhatsApp or phone. We can discuss these arrangements and how we can transition to sessions in person when it is safe to do so.

Walk and talk sessions available.

Sycamore House Bristol
20 Brittania Road
Kingswood Estate
Bristol
BS15 8DB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Czech

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I currently have some available spaces in daytime and evenings

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Pavla Radostova, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Pavla Radostova, Counsellor and Psychotherapist