About Me

Hello 🙂 I’m Joy Trevivian. I’m a qualified Counsellor based in Bristol, with extensive experience of working with young people and adults. I feel that my wide range of life experiences and dealing with adversity in my own life helps me relate well to others in an honest and down-to-earth way.

I am passionate about my work and really enjoy working with people from all walks of life and helping people on their path to hope and contentment.

When we go through adversity, we change. Did you know that if you cut a butterfly out of its chrysalis, it would be fully formed with wings, but wouldn’t be able to fly? The process of getting itself out and breaking free is what strengthens the wings enough to be able to fly. And the same goes for us. Going through challenges and the difficult things life throws at us is what can make us stronger. If we can get through it without getting stuck.

And that’s where talking therapies can help. Counselling can give you space to be, where you matter, with someone to walk alongside you and support you. To help you find your way through and out of your chrysalis – whatever that might be.

Counselling can help you to gain self-confidence, regain emotional balance, improve relationships, reduce anxiety, increase assertiveness, improve your ability to set boundaries and meet your needs, and resolve trauma.

I’m accredited with the BACP (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists). This means that I’m accountable to work ethically and professionally. As part of this I have supervision to ensure that I’m working effectively and I am committed to regular further training.

I’m a mum to two young boys and when I’m not covered in mud or building Lego, I enjoy running, reading, travelling, yoga, vegan baking and sewing.

Click here to see my Experience

What is Counselling?