Counselling Services

Perhaps you know what issues you would like to address, or perhaps you remain unsure.

You might wish to ask questions before thinking about counselling.

I provide friendly individual counselling to adults, and my initial half hour is FREE.

Integrative counselling gives the option of working with a number of humanistic therapies including person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy. Talking about and paying attention your emotions can provide relief. Counselling can help to regulate the nervous system, which is important in managing stress and anxiety, long term health conditions, and trauma.

I can help you to become more self-aware, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem, all of which contribute to improving our relationships with others. I work with a wide range of issues, and building resilience is key.

We can arrange a specific number of sessions, or you can begin in a open-ended way with regular reviews. 
I offer single session therapy if you want to talk through a specific issue.
I take part in regular professional training in neuroscience-informed counselling, working with trauma, emotional neglect, somatic approaches and more.

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Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety

  • Low self-esteem

  • Intrusive/suicidal thoughts

  • Emotional regulation

  • Trauma

  • Domestic abuse

  • Long term health conditions

  • Carers

  • Victims of crime

  • Relationships with someone with narcissistic traits

  • Career Issues

  • Online dating scams/fraud/catfishing


  • FREE half hour introductory session

  • £40 per 50 minute online/telephone session

  • £35 per 50 minute session concessions (benefits/pension/students) 

Current Availability

Monday: Late morning and early afternoon


Thursday: Late morning and early afternoon

Saturday: Morning

Please contact me as I can be flexible

Contact me to find out more about what to expect from counselling or book a free first half hour session.

Take a look at my blog for some thoughts on emotional wellbeing

Louise Diffey-friendly integrative counsellor. Light Step Counselling, Bristol, for anxiety, self-esteem, trauma and more.