Stefan Gieron

Stefan Gieron

Bristol
BS35

07919 951 949

About me

Senior Accredited counsellor and supervisor, who has a passion for his work!

I live and work in the South Gloucestershire area, approximately 13 miles from Bristol. I offer 1-1 counselling on a short or long term basis. I work with couples and those affected by life changing events or circumstances. Also other peoples behaviour, such as addiction.

My aim is to aid in assisting people find their true selves, helping them obtain inner peace, while also recognizing and nurturing their inner strengths and abilities. To help my clients begin looking at life with new ambition, a fresh perspective, and a stronger sense of  purpose. I have a passion to work collaboratively with clients to enable change and acceptance that enhances their wellbeing.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Found my sessions of great benefit. Stefan was very patient, kind and extremely professional. We had a great rapport from the beginning which I found to be helpful in opening up to Stefan. His voice was always calming and reassuring. Thank you Stefan in helping me through my journey”

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“Stefan has helped me to come to terms with my problems and been a great listener. He has been understanding and caring and showed me that even when it’s difficult to change your life because of difficult circumstances you can still change the way you think. Thank you Stefan I will miss our sessions.”

Catherine C

“Learning how to be the best mummy possible to my daughter and create a nurturing co-parenting environment for her was the goal of my counselling sessions with Stefan. He was fantastic and within 5 weeks my whole life had turned around, I mean literally. When I look back now I realise I was trapped by my fears, hadn’t let go of the past and was finding it hard to move forward with love and forgiveness. Stefan’s deep and attentive non-judgemental listening skills gave me the space I needed to reconnect with my purpose, reach clarity in how to let go and deal with the deep-rooted issues that were causing me symptoms of worry and anxiety. I cannot thank Stefan enough and I honestly can’t believe the positive impact it has had on me, my co-parenting relationship and most importantly on my daughter’s life. He listened empathetically and with every part of his being, which is such an amazing skill. When he offered insight, he was so spot on, it helped the process along even quicker. For me, weekly sessions were a must to keep the momentum and focus. If I ever have another time in my life where I need counselling, I wouldn’t choose anyone else. Thank you Stefan”

Lucy W

“I’d never sought professional counsel for my anxiety before, but Stefan has been a warm, empathetic and deeply knowledgeable person to safely discuss my issues with. The insights gained from our sessions will continue to help me move forward positively and I think everyone in the world would find value in having a conversation with him.”

Laura P.

“Stefan gave me space to think and time to vocalise my worries. His positive and non-judgemental approach provided support and encouragement enabling me to address contradictions to my core values. As a result I reassessed problematic situations and found just enough courage to effect long needed change! Thank you for your listening skills, insight and words of wisdom Stefan”.

Dr Emma

“I can highly recommend using the service, I had struggled in the past and for me CBT therapy didn’t quite work for me. This type of therapy really helped me to understand why I was feeling the way I did which I didn’t get with CBT. My counsellor Stefan made me to feel comfortable even though at first it was had to talk but he understood and in no way did I feel judged”.

Nathan

“I found the counselling really useful in gaining some insight and perspective on my situation. Stefan listened to what I wanted to achieve from the sessions, guided me through, helped me to be in action and find clarity where before I was feeling overwhelmed and confused”

Thank you! Luke

“Stefan is an attentive, considerate and reassuring person to talk with. I always felt I could speak about anything without any form of judgement, knowing that any suggestion or comment he might have for me was just to help guide me and I could decide what I wanted.

Over the course of 6 weeks I had a regular call which really helped me get the right tempo and bring my turbulent thoughts together into a calmer place. It set me up and enabled me to move forwards, even knowing I had more to consider was no longer a problem as he had given me the direction needed.

I would recommend Stefan to anyone struggling with an internal problem or dealing with physical symptoms related to state of mind. I enjoyed our sessions looking back now, and they definitely added value to my life.”
RK

“Straight away I felt completely at ease with Stefan, it was the first time I was able to speak honestly without any judgement being cast. Stefan was able to help pinpoint where my anxiety/sadness was coming from and able to provide productive steps I could take to build myself up again”
Clare E

“After years of battling with my anxiety and sense of identity I decided to get help. Stefan was wonderful. He created a safe space of no judgement for me to talk openly about my worries. And after just a short period of time my confidence has grown greatly”
Jess

“I worked with Stefan for a period of 6 weeks after being referred for some counselling through my work. I was struggling with stress and anxiety and was finding it hard to function on a daily basis.
The rapport we built through our sessions was really comforting. The techniques that were given to me to help me deal on a daily basis with anxiety really helped me gain focus again. The exercises we practiced to help me build my self- esteem and self- awareness have given me confidence in my everyday life again.
These techniques are something that I will continue to implement in my life to allow me to maintain a healthy balance.”
Michelle K

“Professional and yet relaxed in approach, I felt at ease and encouraged to consider how I could help myself as well as receiving guidance on how to cope at this difficult time. The counselling ended with me feeling much more in control and feeling positive about further challenges ahead.”

Mel W

“Stefan creates a warm and caring environment for counselling supervision; that enables me to share my concerns and feelings in a very supportive space”
Rosemary

“From my first conversation with Stefan I felt something release. I was stuck in a pattern of anxious circles, desperate not to get stressed and failing. I couldn’t have foreseen that I would achieve such progress in 6 sessions, but the thought that change was possible gave me hope. I now have the insight and confidence to ask for changes to make my life the best it can be. Stefan gave empathic emotional support and made practical suggestions that I could follow to grow between sessions. His ability to see what’s going on ‘underneath it all’ is a life line when you feel like you are sinking. HUGE THANKS to Stefan for your encouragement and positivity – oh and for changing my life!”

Jane F

“From day one Stefan made me feel at complete ease and succeeded in making me open up more than I have ever done in my life.
His calming approach, caring manner and varied questions made me think of things in a completely different way to my usual thought processes.
I have seen a few counsellors in my life but Stefan went above and beyond into actually helping me improve myself and bringing out my strengths. He listens in depth, doesn’t interrupt, remembers things and has the most amazing positive outlook. It is so refreshing and I found myself looking forward to our sessions instead of dreading them. In the six weeks I have spoken to him, I feel I have changed for the better so much”
Thank you,

Emma H

“Stefan has been my Supervisor for the past two years and I am indebted to him for the wonderful support he has given me during that time. His wisdom, knowledge and skills have been invaluable and I have learnt so much by meeting regularly with him. Stefan has helped me to recognise how vital it is for me to consider the importance of my own well-being as well that of my clients. I consider myself very fortunate to have been introduced to Stefan and working with him has wonderfully enhanced my role as a professional counsellor”

Rob

“I was put in touch with Stefan via the BMA counselling services and we worked together over 6 50 minute sessions. Stefan quickly established a good rapport and was always professional and understanding while retaining a sense of humour. He was able to bring lightness or seriousness to the sessions and was able to read what was needed very easily.
We covered a lot of ground in our sessions and each session had a clear focus. I found Stefan to be empathetic and he was able to challenge and encourage me to look at things in a new light or from a different view point. The work we did has given me good insight into the issues I brought to counselling and through our sessions has helped me immensely to move forward with a new perspective and a whole range of tools to help me look after myself and my emotional health better.
I would not hesitate to sincerely recommend Stefan and cannot thank him enough for helping me turn a corner at what was a very difficult time in my life.”
Dr Sarah

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Senior Accredited counsellor and supervisor who lives and works in the South Gloucestershire area, approximately 13 miles from Bristol. I offer 1-1 counselling on a short or long term basis. I work with a range of presenting issues such as grief, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I also work with couples and those affected by other people’s behaviour, such as addiction.

My aim is to aid in assisting people find their true selves, helping them obtain inner peace, while also recognizing and nurturing their inner strengths and abilities. To help my clients begin looking at life with new ambition, a fresh perspective, and a stronger sense of purpose. I have a passion to work collaboratively with clients to enable change and acceptance that enhances their wellbeing.

Training, qualifications and experience:

I became certified in 1994 as an Addictions Counsellor having completed a year’s full time training at Clouds House treatment centre for addictions. I received my accreditation in 1996 with NAADAC and was on their council of management. They later became the Federation of Alcohol and Drug Professionals. In making a decision to broaden my experience and scope I gained the qualification of Diploma in Integrative Counselling, in 1996.

In 1997 I obtained an Intermediate certificate in Gestalt Therapy and attended various courses to enhance my career. I have kept up my continuous development since then. I obtained my level 7 Post Grad in Counselling Supervision in 2012

Continuing on, I became accredited by the National Counselling Society (at senior level) as a counsellor, and counselling supervisor. You will find me listed on both the National Counselling Societies register of counsellors and supervisors. Also, the counselling directory

My experience includes over 20 years of managing residential and non-residential counselling teams. I have facilitated group and family conferences as well as working with clients on a 1-1 basis.  I developed my own practice in the year 2000 and this is currently running.

My passion and commitment is reflected in my clients testimonials; for which I am  grateful  to receive.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self-esteem and confidence

Fees

£40 for a 50 minute session 1-1 counselling or video cam via VSEE

£35 for a 50 minute session Telephone Counselling

£55 for 1 hour couples counselling Face to Face

£55 for 1 hour counselling supervision Face to Face or video cam via VSEE

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS35

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Counselling Supervisor with a PG Cert, Uni of Glos' and Advanced Diploma (NCS) in Supervision.

Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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