Vanessa Gajewska

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MSc, BACP Snr. Accrd Supervisor & Counsellor, APSATS Trained
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Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 9HB
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

Warmly engaging, widely experienced and practical BACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor for individual and couples counselling, supervision & mentoring: Face to Face or online via Zoom and phone.

I hold an MSc and a Diploma in Counselling (University of Bristol), a Diploma in Counselling Supervsion as well as Certificates in Life Coaching and Workplace Mediation. I am also an APSATS trained Betrayal Trauma Specialist commited to alleviating distress in partners of people struggling with Porn and Sex Addiction. My Senior Accreditation by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Snr Accred) and registration with the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKRCP) means that my practice is professionally accountable.

Having over 30 years experience I have worked with a huge range of people struggling with issues related to abuse, relationships, Sex Addiction, anxiety, depression, worry, anger, grief and bereavement, workplace stress, transitions/change and uncertainty as well as having a particular interest in working with women, their partners and families impacted by Post Natal Depression.

I've also practiced in a variety of settings which include:  University Wellbeing Services (Bath and UWE) and Occupational Health Departments at Bristol City Council and the Royal United Hospital in Bath. I have also worked with residents and staff at The Dean Neurological Hospital in Gloucester (providing counselling and training) as well as having being a Lead Counsellor in South Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust for over nine years alongside my Private Practice located equidistant between Bath and Bristol City Centres in Mangotsfield, BS16. Additionally I am part of a national network of therapists affiliated to a number of Employee Assistance Programmes aimed at supporting health and well being in the workplace as well as holding registration with a leading private healthcare provider.

As a Senior Accredited Counselling Supervisor (Individuals), I am trained to Diploma level in one-to-one and group supervision.  I also offer professional/vocational training, consultancy and facilitation for groups and organisations. I am committed to providing a professional, respectful and approachable service to all my clients and supervisees while continuing to develop and progress my own practice, knowledge and skills.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc (Counselling), Dip Coun., Dip. Counselling Supervision, Cert. Life Coaching, Cert. Workplace Mediation, Dip. Coun. Children & Adolescents, Cert. Counselling for Depression, BA Hons, Dip Phys, MBACP (Snr. Accred.), UKRCP, APSATS Trained

My experience includes a wide range of people in a variety of circumstances seeking help with low self-esteem, anxiety, stress and panic, depression, confusion, feeling stuck or alternatively in transition, anger management, career counselling, feeling powerless or out of control, sexual abuse, Porn and Sex Addiction, trauma, Betrayal Trauma, bereavement, neglect, relationship and work-related issues. I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and receive regular highly professional supervision from very senior and experienced practitioners.

I believe that 'good' therapy depends on a 'good' relationship. This comes from my repeated experiences where counselling has promoted positive change and personal development. With this in mind, I respectfully maintain your best interests at all times while sitting firmly in 'your' corner.

To summarise: I am a humanistically-spirited, integrative, counsellor who flexibly draws upon a range of theoretical models and approaches to respond to individual needs within the context of the counselling relationship. These include: Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred and Emotion Focussed Therapy, Psychodynamic, Psycho Synthesis, Life Coaching, Counselling for Depression (CfD),Transactional Analysis and Energy Psychology.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life changes and transitions. Menopause. Death anxiety. Sex & Porn Addiction. Betrayal Trauma.

Photos & videos


£70.00 - £85.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

All sessions last for 50 minutes and are charged at £60. Please note: non-attendance of any booked appointment is payable at the sessional rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday to Thursday 10 am - 5.30 pm

Further information

If you'd like find out more, please visit my website and view my video.

38 Richmond Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 9HB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My therapy room is accessed via two flights of stairs.

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In person

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Vanessa Gajewska
Vanessa Gajewska