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Steve Harland BA Dip Couns MBACP

Bristol BS8 & BS9
07949 592 314 07949 592 314
Bristol BS8 & BS9

About me

I am currently offering telephone, online video and face to face counselling by appointment.

I am an experienced therapist working in central Bristol offering counselling focused on meeting individual needs and working towards outcomes that increase satisfaction and enhance wellbeing.

Counselling is about finding different ways of looking, thinking, feeling and approaching things. As a counsellor my aim is to offer a secure, confidential and judgment free space for you to consider the issues that may be troubling you.

At times feelings and thoughts can overwhelm and feel like a struggle that is hard to overcome. Past experiences can replay in the present and cause problems that are difficult to explain. Relationships, economic pressures, health issues, losses, general life events and other factors all contribute to a sense of unease.

I believe that given the right conditions, time, warmth and understanding we can equip ourselves with the tools we need to navigate through the problems that may be affecting our daily lives and by integrating a variety of therapeutic approaches to best suit your individual needs, I hope to create those conditions to enable you to move forward and go through to a more manageable and fulfilling place.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy I agree to a code of ethics for good practice and I hold a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I'm trained as a generic counsellor, meaning that I am able to work with most issues that someone might bring to therapy and I have experience of counselling for depression, anxiety, anger management, low self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, family issues, panic disorder, addictions, bereavement and more and I currently offer private practice counselling to individuals and couples looking to find solutions to a variety of concerns.

I come from a background is in problematic substance use therapy and I have worked as a counsellor for Swindon & Wiltshire Alcohol & Drug Service and Turning Point, one of the biggest providers of substance misuse services in the UK today.

Prior to this I began my career as help liner for the charity No Panic who specialise in helping those coping with generalised anxiety disorders including panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

In addition to the above I have specific training in working with trauma, NLP and Mindfulness techniques. I also have significant experience of working in the health & social care sector and I currently teach counselling skills at further and higher education level.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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

Social anxiety & chronic shyness, death anxiety & loss of meaning, midlife and identity crisis.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


I charge £20 for an initial half-hour consultation, followed by £45 per 50 minute session thereafter if you decide to proceed with counselling. (An additional £10 per session for couples counselling applies).

Further information

I work from private and comfortable, purpose made counselling rooms in Clifton Village and Westbury on Trym known as The Practice Rooms. They are easily accessed by public transport or by car and the area has ample on street parking.

The Practice Rooms
24 Regent Street

The Practice Rooms
57-59 High St
Westbury On Trym

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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

Due to the present situation with coronavirus, I am currently offering telephone & online counselling.


Sessions by appointment and subject to availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Steve Harland BA Dip Couns MBACP

Steve Harland BA Dip Couns MBACP