Talk to the Rainbow
LGBTQ+ therapists in Bristol, the South West and London.
(London services are online/virtual/video only at present)
We are a centre for LGBTQ+ therapy based in Bristol and the South West covering everything related to sexuality, sexual orientation, gender and sex.
We recognise how important and how difficult it can be to find a therapist you can relate to. The LGBTQ+ community in particular finds this so challenging.
This is our mission, and in this we are unique. To provide a one stop shop for the full spectrum of the community, with the very best professionals involved.
From Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists to Dance Therapists to Mindfulness gurus, we have carefully chosen a team to ensure the LGBTQ+ community is welcome, and understood, whichever therapeutic journey you choose to join us for.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our counsellors and therapists
We’ve brought together of a team of highly trained and experienced therapists, counsellors, psychologists and mindfulness practitioners with lived experience or strong links to the LGBTQ+ Community.
The team was carefully chosen to reflect a diverse range of training and approaches in order to offer a holistic approach to helping our clients.
We also have the unique capacity to provide a team-based approach to healing if our clients want to take a holistic and multi-pronged approach to their journey.
We actively engage in professional development and training and many of our therapists have published or are actively involved in ongoing therapeutic research.
We believe that therapy should be accessible to all and invite any clients who may be struggling for financial reasons to contact us as we have several discounted places available.
All our therapists abide by the BACP Ethical Framework, the therapeutic benchmark for excellence in ethical practice and training standards.
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
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
We're here to help
- Addiction/ substance misuse/
- Chems sex
- Gender transition
- Coming out
- Abuse - DV
- Rape/sexual assault - Adult and in childhood
- Family rejection
- Suicidal ideation
- Self harm
- Eating Disorders
- Anxiety and depression
- Disability - Visible and non-visible
- Children, adolescents and young persons
- Parents of LGBTQ+
In order to make Talk to the Rainbow sustainable, we normally charge industry standard rates of between £40 - £50 a session. This however may differ depending on the type of work needed.
Central to our ethos is our belief in making therapy accessible to as many people as we can, and we also have concessionary rates available. If affordability is an issue for a client, we are fully prepared to work with them to find a solution.