Maria Bellis
Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy, South Bristol in Whitchurch near Knowle

"The first step in seeking happiness is learning."
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Why seek counselling?

I am Maria Bellis, and am based in south Bristol, near Knowle . I am an accredited Counsellor with the National Counselling Society.
Counselling and Psychotherapy provide a safe space to work on many life issues and personal challenges. It can support with how you feel about yourself or others, consider different ways to resolve issues, support decision making, move on from feeling stuck or repeated patterns to bring more clarity about your life. This can be through understanding more about relationships, unravelling past issues and re-framing the way you feel about yourself and your life. Talking with someone objective can help you understand more about how to manage difficult thoughts or feelings, explore what might get in the way of resolving issues and clarify what works for you. By supporting you to consider different ways to manage various issues, my aim is for you to build your own clarity and resilience to manage your life choices. We work out together what you need and how you can support yourself.

I have wide experience over 30 years, in different settings, of working with people on a variety of issues and situations. My therapeutic style is relaxed and friendly as we go at your pace. I can work with many issues including: Anxiety/Depression; Loss/Bereavement; Low Confidence/Self-Esteem; Difficult Relationships past or present; Work related issues; Considering Life Choices; Managing Stressful Life events. I believe in taking things in stages so that people can make informed decisions and consider their options.
What to do next:You can e-mail me brief details about what you want from counselling. We can then set up a 10-15 minute no obligation telephone call just to clarify further. You then decide whether to come for a low cost introductory first session. This first session is low key, you choose what you feel able to say and I give some sense of how we might work on these issues. You then decide whether to continue counselling.

I believe we are all capable of creating change in our lives when we face challenges or difficulties.
I work with you to explore what you need and to find your own way.

What can I offer?

  • I offer warm, sensitive support adapted to your need and pace.
  • I work collaboratively so we explore and find your solutions together.
  • I have many years experience of working with different people, issues and situations.
  • We can work on a specific issue or in more depth with complexity.
  • I welcome telephone inquiries, without any obligation, to explore your issues.
  • The first session is reduced rate so you can experience how I work and clarify what you need.
  • Some Low cost sessions are available.
  • Evening sessions possible for people who work day time.

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  • Location

    My practice is based in South Bristol -centered within the areas of Whitchurch, Knowle, Brislington and Stockwood. Easily accessed by car and buses from West Town Lane, the Wells Rd (A37), Airport Rd and Bath Rd (A4). There is ample street parking.
    See my Contact page for more details about location and public transport.

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