Ginny Bates

Ginny Bates

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS6
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I work on Mondays 9-5, Tuesdays 2-8 and Wednesdays 6-8pm

About me and my therapy practice

I am a humanistic, integrative practitioner with over twenty five years post qualifying experience thirteen of which  I gained working in primary care in the NHS. Whilst my values and approach are underpinned by person centred therapy, I have integrated skills from a wide range of therapies, to enable me to work holistically. I have a special interest in Narrative therapy; please see my website for more information. I also specialise in trauma work, I am happy to work short or long term.

Practice description

I work both face to face and online from Enso Healing Rooms;  190 Cheltenham road BS6 5RB . Enso is a martial art shop  and has therapy rooms to the back. There is metered on street parking check signage for details.

I am a highly experienced therapist who will offer you a personalized therapy experience. 

I have worked therapeutically with people from all walks of life for my entire working life. 

I am committed to ongoing personal and professional training to ensure that my practice benefits from current best practice.

Two years ago I consolidated my knowledge and skills base around trauma focused work by undertaking a certificate in trauma focused therapy.

I also trained in working online at the start of the pandemic.

I now offer both online and in person work to suit you’re preferences.

I have thirteen years experience working in the NHS as a counsellor. 

I am commited to anti oppressive practice.

I seek to work intersectionally, respecting difference and being anti racist and an ally of the lgbtqiap+ community. I am neurodivergent affirming.

For more information about me and the way I work please do have a read of my website which will shortly be relaunched by WebHealer but can currently be found at www.

My first session

I offer  an initial 10 -20m zoom or regular phone call for free as an initial way to answer any questions. I believe we often form an impression of whether we will be a good fit from speaking. If you then choose to pursue working together we can arrange a longer initial session (50m). I offer this initial session for a partly refundable fee; i chef full price if we are a match. However should you choose not to continue I will refund sixty percent of the fee. 

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Infertility, Loss, Menopause, Mood disorder, Neurodiversity, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Emotionally focused therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Narrative therapy, Person centred

Clients I work with

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

How I deliver therapy

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