Counselling and Psychotherapy
I would invite you to get in touch to arrange an initial meeting where we can discuss all your questions and concerns.
I look forward to meeting you.
Master's Degree in Psychology
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
PgDiP in Psychotherapy
Diploma in Psychotherapy
I am a kink aware and kink friendly practitioner.
Pavla is currently on sabbatical and not available for new client work. The planned return to full practice is September 2019. Thank you for your understanding.
Welcome to my website. Here you can find further information about counselling and psychotherapy I provide in Sycamore House Bristol; about me, my training and experience, and ways to contact me.
If you are visiting this site you are most likely in a difficult life situation, feeling in pain or distressed. Or maybe there are areas and issues in your life that you would wish to change and develop. You have just made your first step towards that change now.
Reaching out for help can be difficult and daunting, as can be coming for therapy. I will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment where you can explore what the next steps in your journey will be and how we can undertake them together.
I work in an integrative way which means that I can offer a range of styles and techniques. Some clients I see enjoy finding out about how our psyche works and applying that to their experiences, others just prefer to talk. Some of my clients find it difficult to talk about feelings and their experiences, and then we can use creative and imaginative techniques. Whether you are struggling with anxiety or depression, have difficulties with relationships or family issues, I have experience supporting my clients through short-term, goal-oriented work; and through long term work reaching more in-depth, and looking at psyche as a whole. I have an understanding of a variety of symptoms and conditions, but my approach is always to look for your unique experience of the difficulties you are facing.
“After supervising Pavla’s therapeutic work for almost four years I am very confident to recommend her as a highly-skilled practitioner. Pavla’s therapeutic skills are enhanced greatly by her way of being, she offers her clients a genuinely warm and empathic professional relationship.”
Dr Rosemarie Lynass, CPsychol
Registered Counselling Psychologist,
Registered MBACP (Accred)
Issues that clients struggle with frequently can include:
generalized anxiety disorder
separation and divorce
difficulties with conception, pregnancy and miscarriage
Worries about the world, society and nature