Beth Friedeberg Affordable Psychotherapy & Counselling
Clifton & Southville, Bristol

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“We cannot change, we cannot move away from what we are, until we thoroughly accept what we are. Then change seems to come about almost unnoticed.”

― Carl R. Rogers

I'm Beth, I'm registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a psychotherapist in training, and am
offering affordable mindfulness-based psychotherapy and counselling in Bristol. I’m based in at The Practice Rooms in Southville and Clifton.

On this website you can read a bit about me and how I work. If you'd like to meet in person to get a sense for whether we'd like to work together, please contact me by phone, email or text message.

Evidence shows that one of the most important factors in successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between the client and therapist, so for us to work together, it’s really important that it ‘feels right’. For this reason, I offer a free initial consultation, which is a chance for us to meet and get a sense for whether we’d like to work together, with no obligations on either side. It’s a chance for you to ask any questions you might have, and to talk a bit about what it is that is bringing you to therapy, and what you might like to get out of it.

Reasons you might seek psychotherapy & counselling

There are many reasons you might seek psychotherapy or counselling. Some people come without a specific issue in mind, perhaps because of a feeling that something’s wrong but without knowing quite what, or a vague sense that there must be more to life. Other people may:

  • be feeling depressed, anxious, or suffering from panic attacks
  • be struggling to handle feelings of anger or other emotional states that no longer feel manageable
  • have experienced abuse or trauma
  • have experienced a recent painful life event, such as a relationship breakdown or a bereavement
  • wish to explore difficult events or dynamics from earlier in their life that are impacting them today
  • be experiencing difficulties in their relationships
  • wish to explore questions around their sexuality, gender, or other aspects of their identity
  • be experiencing a sense of ‘stuckness’ in their life
  • have a desire for a greater sense of connection, intimacy and spontaneity in their life, and increased ease and vitality.

  • About psychotherapy & counselling

    Psychotherapy and counselling offer a confidential, compassionate and deeply supportive space in which you can explore any aspects of yourself and your life that you wish to bring. It is a weekly commitment, and you can engage in the long or short term. That said, the understanding is that profound and sustained change doesn’t happen quickly, and many people benefit from engaging in therapy in the longer term.

    Therapy can involve unearthing things from your past, but is also a space to explore your life and relationships in the present, and whatever is meaningful to you. While exploring the ways in which issues and relationships are playing out in your life, we will also be orienting to the underlying unconscious beliefs and patterning that shape so much of our experience, and determine to a high degree how we respond to people and situations.

    Psychotherapy and counselling offer a space in which you can be heard, witnessed and supported on a deep level, as you learn to tolerate feelings that might have previously felt intolerable, and reconnect with parts of yourself that might have been split off. Ultimately, it’s a space in which you can begin to build a more accepting and loving relationship with yourself, and reconnect with your own innate health and wholeness.

    The spaces in Southville and Clifton that I work from provide a relaxed, comfortable, and confidential environment for this work to take place in.

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