Abi Parkins

Abi Parkins

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS3
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I am accepting new clients, including couples. 

About me and my therapy practice

My background is in Gestalt and Person Centred, and Pluralistic modalities. My work centres on the client's experience in the here and now. I encourage clients to be curious about what feels live for them and use this as a starting point to explore what needs attending to. 

I approach my work as a collaborative process where the relationship between client and therapist is of utmost importance, and support clients to experience and understand their feelings in a non-judgemental, confidential environment.

In addition to my private practice, I have experience working in a variety of voluntary settings and with young people aged 18 + in a Higher Education setting. 

I hold a professional diploma in Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy, and an MSc in Applied Psychology and am continually undertaking long and short forms of professional development.

I am currently undertaking professional development to achieve a diploma in Clinical Sexology. In my capacity as a Trainee Clinical sexologist, I welcome enquiries from individuals and couples presenting with sex and relationship issues including issues relating to sexual function, and clients seeking to explore their experience of gender & sexual identity.  

I am now coming to the end of my training as a Sex & Relationship Therapist. I can help with a range of relational, communication and psychosexual issues, and am offering "Pay what you can" rates for couples while space is available.

Practice description

I can offer appointments from a comfortable, purpose-built private practice space in South Bristol, or online via Zoom.

I offer a hybrid approach to working - it is possible to work in a mixture of online and in person settings where appropriate. 

I am available for long and short term work. 

My first session

I invite clients to book a free initial Zoom or telephone conversation to discuss how we might work together. After this you will be invited to book a first appointment, during which we will agree our terms of working together, gain a deeper understanding of your presenting issues and formulate our approach. 

I will ask you to complete an electronic form ahead of our initial consultation to help us make the most of our time. If you are unable to complete a form, we can go through essential information during our meeting. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Gestalt, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

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