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Our low cost counselling service aims to increase access to therapy.

Karen O'Connell, Counsellor , Psychotherapist in Bristol , Cheltenham , and Cheltenham ,

Karen O'Connell

Experienced Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist and relational Counsellor (MA, Dip.HIP). I believe that given the right conditions clients can fulfil our true potential in life.

'With support and working together clients develop greater insight and understanding of themselves to move forward in their lives'.

I have experience of working within a GP surgery & private practice and see Client’s with a range of difficulties on both a long & short-term basis.

I am also an experienced Social Worker and have many years practice of supporting clients through difficult experiences.

I offer a reduced cost initial session for you to explore your concerns and whether you would like to undertake Psychotherapy sessions.


  • counselling
  • psychotherapy


  • Counselling: Fully Qualified
  • Psychotherapy: Fully Qualified

Sessions & Fees

Individual: Initial session £60
Couple: Initial £60+


I work in accordance with the ethical code of practice of the United Kingdom Counsel of Psychotherapy (UKCP). 

Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) - Qualified Social Worker 

Master's in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy (MA, Dip.HIP)

Qualified Social Worker DipSW - University of Gloucestershire.

Distinction in Early Childhood Studies - Certificate of Higher Education 

Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC), Graduate Member 

My approach  

I use a Humanistic & Integrative approach in my practice, which incorporates Psychodynamic Principles and Early Childhood patterns of behaviour. Thus the central emphasis is on the relationship and how we relate to each other and others in our lives. 

We all need conformation and to feel valued, as unique human beings and given the right conditions we are able to fulfil our true potential in life. 

Thus ‘growth and healing comes from our authentic experience through our mind, body and spirit‘(Carl Rogers 1950).