Low Cost Counselling
Wellspring offers a range of free mental health support services. We accept referrals from health professionals and community services, as well as self referrals. Please contact Jakub at email@example.com for more information or to make a referral. Please note we are unable to offer student placements at the moment.
If you are interested in the Low Cost Counselling service, please read the information below and directly contact the counsellor of your choice.
The Low Cost Counselling service offers professional mental health support at affordable rates. Our team of independent counsellors is dedicated to providing services for less well-off and vulnerable clients, especially newly arrived migrants from Eastern Europe. The lowest rate is £15 per hour for unemployed and recipients of welfare benefits, and the full rate is £30 per hour. Patients who are funded by external organisations, such as mental health trusts, are charged the full rate.
Meet the Team:
Agnieszka Ryczko-Ike trained and qualified in Poland. She has 14 years experience working with adults, children and young people suffering from psychosomatic disorders, adaptation difficulties, depression and anxiety. In addition, she works with children with emotional and behavioural disorders, and learning difficulties. Consultations and therapy are available for families, parents, and individual clients. Agnieszka holds certificates of a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a supervisor of child and adolescent psychotherapy granted by the Polish Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a member of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. In the UK Agnieszka is a member of British Psychological Society and Polish Psychologists’ Association. You can contact her through her website: http://www.polskipsychologbristol.co.uk/
Sebastian Maciejewski is a Polish psychologist with 9 years experience in counselling for people with emotional wellbeing problems as well as mental health issues. He works with clients suffering from anxiety disorders, depression, psychosomatic disorders, addictions, bereavement, and adjustment problems connected with situations of immigration / relocation. Consultations and therapy are available for individual clients and couples. Sebastian studied in Poland and at the Ecole Européenne de Psychothérapie Socio et Somato-Analytique in Strasbourg, France. In the UK he is a member of British Psychological Society and Polish Psychologists’ Association. You can contact him through his website: http://www.psycholog-bristol.co.uk/
Wendy Tobiassen FdSc, BACPM, qualified in counseling at Bristol University. She uses an integrative approach, within a framework of person centered counseling which considers the client to be the expert of their own life, and the counselor is a skilled ally who can help the client navigate the difficulties experienced on their journey. Wendy also uses various other solutions focused, CBT and humanistic models of counseling to support the client where appropriate. She also has extensive experience in various healing traditions and has knowledge and experience of living and working alongside many different cultural groups both in Bristol and internationally. Wendy has worked with clients experiencing emotional and mental health issues, addictions and related issues, bereavement, depression, anxiety, abuse and past related childhood trauma. A member of the British Association of Counselors and Psychotherapists. She can be contacted on 07983 545832.