Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS5
Sessions from £105.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Please note: As a result of the Covid-19 virus I am working solely online currently, using password-protected Zoom meetings.

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I am also training as a Psychotherapist with the UK Institute of Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP - UK).

I practice in a way which is very focused on you and the problem you have to come to me for help with. Working together we will try to understand how your problems have been created in order for you to take the steps needed to create deep and lasting change. Working in this way, as well as paying close attention to what you have to say, we will notice your body, for example the ways in which conflicts can create tension or distancing in our physical systems.

I am particularly experienced in working with individuals whose problems have a route in difficult early relationships. I work with adolescents as well as adults and I provide affirmative and open support to gender, sexually and relationship diverse client.

Practice description

In the first instance I offer a free 30 minute call. This allows us to meet each other, to see how you respond to a small trail of therapy, and for us to decide if we would like to work together further.  Thereafter I see clients for 75 minute sessions, usually weekly.

I can offer both time-limited and open-ended counseling.

I am currently (during the Covid-19 outbreak) only offering online sessions. For this you will need a private space, a good internet connection and a device which is able to access the internet. Preferably a laptop or tablet, but a smart phone is also sufficient. If you will struggle to have these things please discuss this with me.

My first session

The first session is a commitment-free opportunity for you to trail my therapeutic approach. I will ask you about what you want my help with. Through your response, and in an accepting, compassionate way, we will explore the difficulty you are facing and what the underlying issues might be which mean you need some extra help at this time. Although I working with a standard approach, how I work with you will be tailor-made to your issue and your experiences.

This session is an opportunity for us both to explore whether we feel I can help you and whether we would like to keep working together.

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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