David Jessup

David Jessup

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS6
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I am currently accepting new clients.

I work Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9 am- 8 pm, and Fridays 9 am - 6 pm.

Please contact me for further details and your availability - david@davidjessupcounselling.co.uk

For Trainee/ Student Counsellors - please contact me for concessional rates.

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, I'm David. The first steps to starting therapy can often feel overwhelming. I'm here to help make the process as comfortable and calming as possible.

Counselling can enable you to talk about difficult situations and feelings with a trained practitioner. It is a process that may help with exploring your thoughts and emotions and gaining self-awareness. Knowing ourselves at a deeper level can enable us to make better decisions in life.

​Clients finish therapy with me feeling more grounded, with a deeper sense inner peace, and clarity.

If you're feeling lost, anxious, hopeless, and in need of some support, know that you're not alone.​ We will all struggle in our lives at some point - it's part of the human experience, and many face challenges in life that can leave them feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, alone, and uncertain about the future.​

I offer a kind and supportive space, to listen to you with an open heart, with genuine warmth and non-judgmental acceptance.

I warmly welcome you to reach out by email initially -david@davidjessupcounselling. Then we can set-up a free 15 minute phone call to discuss the possibility of working together with no obligation to proceed.

Practice description

I am a fully registered BACP member offering one-to-one counselling for adults aged 18 years and over, in a safe, confidential, and supportive space. I work from The Therapy Rooms in Montpellier (Bristol), and also offer telephone or online counselling for those who live further afield or prefer that means of communication.

I have experience working with people who have complex needs and I bring these skills to my counselling practice.

Some of the difficulties I work with include depression; anxiety; stress; losses in life such as loss of a relationship, direction, identity or career; bereavement; low self-confidence / low self-esteem; mental abuse; panic attacks and life changes.

I am an avid believer in the healing powers of nature, therefore as well as offering indoor, online, and telephone counselling, I also offer outdoor walking and talking therapy in green spaces around Bristol and Frome (Somerset). Please contact me for more information.

My approach is integrative, with a Person-Centred influence. I believe the therapeutic relationship offers the potential for positive change. Central to my work is establishing an empathic and non-judgemental relationship with my clients where they can feel safe to express difficult feelings and talk about experiences at their own pace.

As a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere to their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I receive regular supervision and I am committed to developing and maintaining my knowledge and expertise through continued professional development.

My first session

I offer prospective clients an initial free 15 minute telephone or online consultation, during which we will talk about what you would like to achieve from counselling. This also gives us the opportunity to get to know each other a little. It is very important that you feel I am someone you can talk to comfortably.

If we decide to work together, we will agree a time and date for our first 50 minute session. All subsequent meetings will take place at the same time each week. We will also agree whether we meet face-to-face, online or by telephone.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please email me - david@davidjessupcounselling .co.uk

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Men's issues, Mood disorder, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Family therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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