Samreen Bhaidani

Samreen Bhaidani

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS6
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

I am a registered counsellor with a degree in Counselling and a Masters in Psychology. I am currently in my final year training of PhD in Counselling Psychology. I have over fifteen years of experience of working with clients with a range of challenges and difficulties. I have worked as a counsellor for Off the Record (Bristol) and Bristol Mind. Currently I am also working at the BRI hospital where I offer counselling to clients with a range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, health anxiety, bereavement and relationship issue. At times it can be very confusing and frustrating when we can't make sense of our emotions. Maybe it's emptiness, feeling lost or having to deal with a big changes in your life or difficulty in managing or understanding relationship issues. Whether you're feeling stuck or overwhelmed, I welcome you to get in touch. I offer a calm safe space where together we can find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. My authentic, warm and inclusive approach helps to create a non-judgemental environment. My core intention is to help build a supportive therapeutic relationship that promotes clients’ wellbeing and healing. I am an integrative counsellor with a person-centred approach at the core of my therapy. I hope to provide a dedicated time and safe space where we can explore and work through the struggles and challenges you are experiencing.

Practice description

I also specialise in working with clients from South-Asian backgrounds where I have worked with clients who have experienced difficulties and issues linked to identity, and meeting cultural expectations. I also have extensive experience of working with students in higher education as a counsellor and wellbeing officer. I work collaboratively with the client in an effort to understand how they construe their inner reality and life experiences and at the heart of my counselling is a commitment to developing a relationship where my clients feel safe, listened and understood. I am culturally sensitive, open-minded and receptive to new ideas in order to be able to provide an inclusive service. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds with a range of mental health difficulties and cultural and identity issues. In addition to English, I also to speak Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

My first session

Maybe this is your first time thinking about seeking support or maybe you have had it in the past and want to revisit some of the issues. I understand there may be some apprehension therefore I offer free half an hour consultation over the phone for you to see how it feels. I offer both face to face and online sessions.  I use a secure and encrypted video conferencing platform for online counselling, and should you choose to make contact, I will provide more information and guidance about how it works. 

What I can help with

Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, CBT, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, 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

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu