Colin Mackell

Colin Mackell

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS15
Sessions from £60.00


  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

People will openly admit that life is not easy and has to be worked for again and again. I often meet clients, who are battle weary after life's unbearable challenges due to struggles often endured and yet somehow survived. It can appear that the life’s struggle is one that is endless and so draws out of us energy reserved for living that would otherwise have been made available in the absence of such struggles.

Whilst it is true that life's challenges follow us until death, we may have been deprived of a capacity for resilience, and lack or have lost even temporarily the inner resources to mitigate and navigate these.

The experiences and intolerable pain that results, reduces or robs us of the required resilience and capacity to draw on our inner and external resources which would otherwise enable us to function, find meaning and purpose and flourish in the world despite our struggle.

During our sessions I want to explore with you in a safe and respectful way your experiences that now in the present continue to cause you unhappiness and discontentment. Impacting on your ability to build within yourself the capacity to truly believe in your own value as a human being, that strives for meaning and a sense of belonging and purpose in the world.

Through our encounter my aim will be to work together at a pace that works for you in order to discover a sense of your own person-hood and perspective that fits and works for you in the world. I believe this is a courageous but necessary starting point for therapy and it is through this process I hope to engage with you on a deeper and deeper level. Together we will aim to use this as a platform so that you may gradually assimilate the experiences that have been so incredibly difficult for you enabling you to move forward and explore your own way of living a life chosen by you here in the present.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Families, Groups, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited