Maria Bellis
Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy, South Bristol in Whitchurch near Knowle

"The first step in seeking happiness is learning."
Dalai Lama.


Why seek counselling?

My name is Maria Bellis, and I am based in South Bristol, near Knowle .
Psychotherapy and Counselling provide a safe space to manage many life issues and personal challenges. It can support you with how you feel about yourself, problem solving, relationship issues and many emotional or psychological needs. Talking with someone objective can help you understand more about your self, work out might get in the way of resolving issues, explore how to manage difficult thoughts or feelings and make decisions about your life. It can support you to find different ways to manage various issues and develop your own personal 'toolkit' to manage problems. Just taking this step can enable you to feel you have choice in your life. Together we can explore what you need and consider your choices.

I have wide experience of many issues and situations over 25 years. My therapy style is relaxed and friendly as we go at your pace. I can work with: Anxiety/Depression; Loss/Bereavement; Low Confidence/Self-Esteem; Difficult Relationships past or present; Work related issues; Considering Life Choices; Managing Stressful Life events and many other issues you can discuss with me. First contact can be a no obligation telephone call just to talk through what support you would like to find.

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 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 full time.

    "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it"

  • Location

    I am registered with UKCP as a Trainee Psychotherapist (details provided) -having completed my training I am now working towards full accreditation. 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).
    See my Contact page for more details about location and public transport.

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