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To book an initial consultation with any of our qualified and experienced Bristol counsellors or to enquire about our Affordable Talk counselling service please contact us on: 

07557 511 970 or bristolenquiries@affordable-talk.co.uk

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Ewa Pliszczak

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Ewa is a qualified Counsellor, and holds a BA (Hon) Counselling and a FDA in Counselling (Integrative) from the University of Greenwich in London. Ewa is a registered member of BACP

Ewa offers Integrative Counselling combining Person-Centred Therapy, Clarkson’s Five Relational Modalities Model and Solution Focused Therapy.

Ewa is an experienced addictions Counsellor having worked within a number of agencies supporting individuals with addictions. She is also experienced in supporting individuals who may be experiencing spiritual concerns.

Ewa has experience of working with the following concerns:

• Addictions • Trauma • Stress • Spiritual concerns • Eating disorders • Depression • Childhood issues • Anxiety • Adoption

Ewa believes that we all have the potential for healing and is passionate about supporting individuals to accept, change and grow.

Ewa is able to provide Counselling in English, Polish and Slovak and also has a good level of Russian too.

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Mireia Falco

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Mireia is a qualified Integrative Counsellor having completed her FdSc in Counselling through the University of Gloucestershire at City of Bristol College. As an Integrative Counsellor Mireia has the knowledge of a wide range of theories and techniques which she then tailors to the individual needs of the people that she supports. Mireia is a member of the BACP.

Mireia has extensive experience of working with children, young people and adults with learning difficulties and disabilities offering them support, information and advice.

Mireia also has experience of providing counselling through the NHS to those suffering with lifelong conditions and life threatening illnesses. Mireia is also passionate about working with individuals with eating disorders and has experience of providing counselling support to individuals suffering from eating disorders within an eating disorders specific agency. Mireia is also able to provide support to the friends and family of those affected by eating disorders.

Mireia also has experience of working with the following concerns:

Anxiety : Dementia : Depression : Grief, Loss and Bereavement : Low self esteem : Relationship concerns : Self-harm : Suicidal thoughts


Mireia believes that people are able to change and move forward, she is passionate about understanding people’s life experiences and she feels honored to be part of the self-discovering journey that she embarks on with the individuals that she supports. She will not give advice or solutions but she will offer you a warm, honest, and non-judgmental place to discuss your worries.

Mireia is able to provide counselling in both Spanish and English.


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Patria Doyle

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Patricia is a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from Bristol University. Patricia is a registered member of the BACP. Her therapeutic approach is based in Person Centred Humanistic Therapy however integrates elements of other theoretical models into her work such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis (TA) Therapy based on the needs of the individual that she is supporting.

Patricia is also an experienced Children and Young People’s Counsellor and has experience of providing counselling support to children and young people within educational settings. She has completed a Level 4 qualification in counselling children and young people and is able to provide Affordable Talk Counselling to children and young people as well as adults.

Patricia has experience of working with the following concerns:

• Trauma and attachment • Adoption • Life transitions • Family relationships • Parenting • Abuse • Domestic Violence • LGBT concerns
• Self-harm • Anxiety and depression • Mental Health • Low self esteem • ASD/ Aspergers • Work and Education issues

Patricia also has lengthy experience working with people with a wide range of disabilities in educational and health organisations. Patricia also has experience of supporting individuals with Aspergers.

Patricia believes in developing a trusting confidential relationship with clients in order to identify and explore any issues the client wishes to bring to the sessions. Tricia has experience of both short
term and long term counselling work.


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Holly Jenkins

Holly is a trainee Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working towards a Master’s in CBT through Buckinghamshire New University. Holly holds a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and is a member of the BABCP working towards accreditation.

 

In her current role as a Mental Health Recovery Worker Holly works on a 1-1 basis with individuals with a range of mental health issues.

 

Holly has experience working with a variety of issues including:

Anxiety : Depression : Worry : Social anxiety : Bipolar : Personality Disorder : Suicidal/intrusive thoughts : OCD : Schizophrenia : Stress : Panic Attacks

 

The therapeutic relationship developed during therapy is a collaborative and supportive one. Holly uses a CBT based approach focusing on the relationship between thoughts, behaviours and emotions and how they can affect one another. The aim is to provide the individual with a set of techniques designed to deliver continuing support throughout the therapeutic process and beyond.


Holly believes in offering a non judgemental space for the individual to be heard and to discuss what they would like to in their own time.




 

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Yasmin Skervin

Yasmin is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist).

 

As an Integrative Counsellor Yasmin draws on elements of different perspectives and provides a unique therapy which can be adapted to suit a client's needs. Yasmin in particular uses the insights and techniques of Humanistic Counselling and Psychodynamic Therapy which may give you the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of your concerns and work towards a new and happier sense of self. Yasmin believes that these approaches build a strong foundation for the therapeutic relationship to grow in a safe and supporting environment. 

 

Yasmin has experience of working with:

 

Domestic abuse : Anxiety : Loss and Bereavement : Depression : Health related issues : Identity problems : Obsessions

Personal development : Post-traumatic stress : Relationship issues : Self Esteem : Sexual and gender identity

Eating Disorders : Self-Harm :  Race & Culture : Homelessness : Family Dynamics : Issues surrounding disabilities

 

Yasmin has experience of supporting Children and Young people having volunteered as a School Counsellor and a Volunteer Counsellor at a Children and Young People’s Charity. 

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Bindi Beyer

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I am a qualified Counsellor with a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling through Bath Spa University. I also hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

As a Humanistic Counsellor I believe we are all unique in our experiences and that we all have the power to change and reach our potential. I use an Integrative Counselling approach which includes Person Centred, Gestalt and Transpersonal therapies. I also use clinical intuition in my work.

I have worked for several years as a support worker and for 3 years I worked as a Counsellor for a mental health charity.

I have experience of support individuals with the following concerns:

Anxiety : Depression : Low Self-Esteem : Relationship Issues : Borderline Personality Disorder
Trauma of Abuse : Hearing Voices : Carer Support : OCD :Anger Issues : Bipolar 


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Rachel Lucas

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Rachel is a qualified counsellor, with an MSc in Person-centred Psychotherapy. She is accredited by UKCP and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

 

Rachel has worked with individuals across varied settings, including non-profit counselling organisations and University Counselling Services. She has provided counselling contracts for The Family Intervention Project, Women’s Aid and NHS Employee Assistance Programs and has also worked with anxiety management and mental health service-user experience groups at Mind.

 

Her clinical experience has allowed her to support individuals with the following concerns: depression, anxiety, responses to trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse and assault, self-harming, anger, loss and bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, workplace stress and bullying.

 

Rachel’s approach is primarily person-centred and she provides an empathic, non-judgmental place in which the client can explore their thoughts and feelings and gain increased clarity and understanding of their difficulties. Working collaboratively with each person, finding the solutions and choices which are right for them, is integral to Rachel’s approach. She believes counselling can help further develop inner resources, allowing the individual to live life more fully, which can be of value far beyond the counselling experience.

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Manos Chrisodoulakis

Manos is a Counselling Psychologist in training and is currently working towards a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of West of England towards. He has completed a Masters in Psychology at Bristol University, a Certificate in Counselling at the University of West of England, and a Certificate in Counselling Skills at the City of Bristol College. He is a student member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

 

As an Integrative Counsellor, Manos draws mainly from the Person Centred, Gestalt and Psychodynamic approaches. He believes that it is important for the therapeutic relationship to adapt to the needs of the individual and therefore should be a collaborative process. Manos aims to provide you with a safe environment of empathetic understanding wherein past and present experiences can be safely explored and made sense of through a new, healthy and self-compassionate frame.

 

Manos has experience of working with the following concerns:

Depression : Anxiety : Bipolar disorder : Schizophrenia: Suicidal thoughts/ideations : Hearing voices : Addiction : Work-related stress and Burnout : Relationship issues : Bullying : Self-esteem : Existential crisis

Manos is able to provide counselling in English and Greek.


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Eva Christofi

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Eva is a qualified counsellor, with an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Keele University. She is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and is currently undertaking an accredited Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of the West of England. She is also a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). 

 

Eva works within an integrative approach and she mainly draws from the Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Person-Centred and Psychodynamic approaches.  She endeavours to build a strong therapeutic relationship to facilitate collaborative exploration of past and current issues that is non-judgemental and feels open and safe.  Eva works flexibly within the chosen therapeutic framework, as she believes that it is important for the approach to meet individual preferences, learning styles and needs.

 

Eva has gained experience of working within a number of settings and roles both shorter and longer term with a wide range of issues including:

 

Family and couple issues, Anxiety, Depression, Self-harm, Suicidal thoughts, Eating disorders, Abuse and trauma, Relationship issues, Self-esteem and confidence, Work and school related issues, LGBTQ concerns, Loss and bereavement, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anger, Bullying, Domestic violence, Personality Disorders.  

 

She has experience of working with children and young adults and is able to offer couples counselling. 

 

Eva is able to provide counselling in both English and Greek

 

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Ruth Doherty


Ruth is an Integrative Counsellor in training, studying for a BA with Roehampton University. She specialises in a holistic approach focussing on five areas of functioning: physical, emotional, rational, volitional and spiritual. She integrates Person-Centred Therapy with elements of Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Gestalt Therapy. 


She has experience of supporting individuals with: anxiety, loss, grief, low self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness building, identity crises, panic attacks and physical abuse.


Ruth provides a safe, empathic space where clients can explore their problems, while feeling accepted and supported. She helps her clients come to a greater understanding of the issues facing them and works collaboratively to help them discover the best way forward.  

 

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Clare Benjamin

Clare is a Student Counsellor who is currently in the process of completing an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling. She is a student member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). 

 

Clare's approach to counselling is person-centred and integrative: she works to build a relationship of trust and respect with clients, to explore their difficulties and concerns, and look at how they want to move forward. She also brings in an existential commitment to supporting clients in looking at what matters to them. 

 

Clare has experience of working with issues including: relationship and family issues, study and work pressures, sense of identity and self-confidence, trauma, domestic violence, bullying, anxiety, OCD, depression, anger management, bereavement, change and loss. She works to support clients in building self-esteem and in accessing their resilience and creativity. 

 

Clare has some fifteen years experience of supporting people in sharing their stories through her previous work in senior communications roles for health charities including Penny Brohn Cancer Care. She also facilitates creative 'Writing for Wellbeing' groups.

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