Hello and welcome

My name is Chiara - I am a Counsellor in Bristol and the Somerset area.

My core belief is that Counselling can make a difference. Not only have I experienced this personally, but I have been humbled to witness in others; personal change, growth and self - awareness come to life.

How Counselling can help you

The way I work

There are many Counselling models,
and the way Counsellors work can vary greatly.

I work in a person-centred, integrative way, which means that I will work alongside each individual client in the way that suits them. The models that I gravitate towards include; humanistic, psychodynamic, existential, and body-work.

My aim is to understand you, and to walk alongside you with whatever you bring to your Counselling journey.

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Counselling Services

I have interest and experience in the following areas:

  • Abusive Relationships

  • Attachment Issues

  • A Desire to Change

  • Dissociation

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Relational Issues

  • Supporting with Addiction

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-Harm

  • Sexuality

  • Existential Crisis

  • Eating Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My aim is to understand you, and to walk alongside you with whatever you bring to your Counselling journey. I offer a supportive space with room for healing, discovery, growth and learning.

My aim is to understand and help you. I offer a supportive space with room for healing, discovery, growth and learning.

Contact Me

Please feel free to contact me for more information. I'm happy to answer any questions you have, completely confidentially.

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REMOTE SUPPORT

I would like to offer my support during these unprecedented times we are currently facing.

I am becoming increasingly aware of the emotional impact and mental strain these difficult times are causing people and would like to help however I can. Therefore I can offer a reduced rate to help those in crisis and self-isolation.

Scroll down to read a bit about me, the way I work and how I can help you.

Please contact me for a free consultation and we can discuss and agree together how I can best meet your needs.

I wish you all the best during this time -
Look after yourselves and stay safe.

What I do

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REMOTE SUPPORT

I would like to offer my support during these unprecedented times we are currently facing.

I am becoming increasingly aware of the emotional impact and mental strain these difficult times are causing people and would like to help however I can. I can offer a reduced rate to help those in crisis and self-isolation.

Scroll down to read a bit about me, the way I work and how I can help you.

Please contact me for a free consultation and we can discuss and agree together how I can best meet your needs.

I wish you all the best during this time -
Look after yourselves and stay safe.

What I do

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About Me

What I do

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I have a BSc in Psychology from Roehampton University and a Foundation Certificate from the Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

I have a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. This means I am BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) qualified and accredited.

For the last two years, I have been working in Bristol at the organisation DHI (Developing Health and Independence). I have worked with those who find themselves supporting others with addictions.

I am currently working with children and young adults in a supportive and mentoring capacity, and I have therapy sessions available across Bristol for people of all ages. Please get in touch for details.

What I do

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About Me

My Background

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I have a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling from BCPC (Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling). This is a BACP and UKCP, dual-accredited course.

I studied and trained for four years to qualify - also gaining my Foundation Certificate from BCPC.

Prior to this, I graduated in 2008 with a BSc Undergraduate Psychology Degree from Roehampton University.

Additionally, I have a background in childcare and have worked as a graduate Early Years Educator for many years.

During my training, I worked in Bristol at the organisation DHI (Developing Health and Independence). Working with those who find themselves supporting others with addictions.

What I currently offer

I run my own private practice based in Bristol and Portishead where I work as a Counsellor. The way I work is very much orientated towards helping you recognise your own life and behaviour patterns and how this impacts your relationship with yourself - as well as how it translates to external relationships with others.

I have a keen interest in promoting independence and helping you promote your own. I am here to help you reconnect with your life and my hope for you is that you may develop or re-establish a connection through meaning and a sense of purpose, to create peace and fulfilment within.

I provide a safe space where we can look at the above and I invite you to heal in your journey of self-discovery.
I place a huge amount of value in giving you the time to tell your story, being heard and to realise how healing this can be.

I also hold an interest in psychoeducation, offering you a chance to understand yourself psychologically, assisting the understanding of your own life and what this means in your terms.

I wish to understand you, to meet you and help you make sense of your inner world.

I have therapy sessions available across Bristol for people of all ages. Please get in touch to discuss further.

The Value of Counselling

There are many unique reasons why people seek Counselling which is different for everybody. Counselling can be a way to look at yourself and your life more closely or a way to get support with difficulties. It may also be a place to share what you are going through and a way to tell your story in a safe place.

I realise life can be challenging in many respects. This is why I want to wholeheartedly offer you my time and commitment. I aim to provide a safe space where you can tell your story and be heard.

I have encountered the human potential for growth that is created through Counselling. Ultimately, change and self-awareness can enhance your quality of life.

I recognise the value of slowing down and sitting with someone in a caring, non-judgmental way. Having a professional as a witness to your world can be an invaluable experience that stays with you.

What I can offer you

Sessions are 50 minutes long, and most clients come once a week. I have experience with long and short term Counselling. Please get in touch to discuss further.

Start your Counselling journey

Each session is: 50 minutes

Locations

I work at the following locations. Whichever is more convenient for you, please get in touch to discuss further or call me on 07902323951.

Greenway Community Practice, Bristol Southmead

The Practice Rooms, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol

Walnut Grove, Portishead, Somerset

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What I do

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