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?

My name is Maria Bellis, and I am based in south Bristol, near Knowle . I am an accredited Counsellor with the National Counselling Society. I am also near the end of Psychotherapy training.
Psychotherapy and Counselling provide a safe space to work on many life issues and personal challenges. It can support you with how you feel about yourself or others, consider different ways to resolve issues, support decision making and bring clarity about your life. This may involve understanding more about relationships, unravelling past issues and reframing the way you feel about yourself and your life. Talking with someone objective can help you understand more about what might get in the way of resolving issues, explore how to manage difficult thoughts or feelings and clarify what you need. 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. Together we explore 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. If you are not certain how to describe what you want we can take things in stages.
First contact can be a no obligation telephone call just to talk through what support you would like to find and clarify what you want. My introductory first session is low key and you choose what you feel able to say. You can email me to arrange an introductory telephone session or ring direct.

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 and Saturday morning sessions possible for people who work full time.

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  • Location

    As well as being an accredited Counsellor with the National Counselling Society. National Counselling Society I am registered with UKCP as a Trainee Psychotherapist (details provided). Having completed my training I am now working towards full accreditation as a Psychotherapist. 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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