Cat Chappell MBACP Prof. Dip Counselling

Cat Chappell MBACP Prof. Dip Counselling

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road


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Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road


About me

22.11.17 - I currently have a Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon appointment free - call, text or e-mail to enquire

If you feel lost, stressed, anxious or depressed, have negative intrusive thoughts, have been bullied, traumatised or abused, I can help you.

I believe that all of our actions and behaviour have a reason, and with counselling I can help you to understand those motivations and choose a different way to be.

Life doesn't have to be so hard

I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I use a number of different counselling techniques depending on what I feel is best for you as a person and the outcomes you wish for. I feel that counselling should be tailored to the individual, as no two people are the same and no single approach can be applied to every person.

What will counselling be like?

By being an active and impartial listener during counselling, I can help you to understand the source of motivations behind your feelings, actions and behaviours. We can then work together to help you choose to take different actions with this new found understanding.

I don’t believe there is a ‘one size fits all’ solution

The counselling I provide will help to encourage this process by using specific techniques and key concepts drawn in from various approaches that I feel are appropriate to you.

What to expect

If you feel you’d like to work with me, then please get in contact via e-mail, phone or text message. We can discuss what you need further in depth via a telephone consultation free of charge, or arrange an initial face-to-face appointment.

Counselling appointments are typically held weekly at the same day and time for 50 minutes. We can arrange to work either for a set number of sessions, or can hold sessions on an open-ended basis and decide as we go on.

Professional membership and responsibility

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their Ethical Framework, and am fully insured.

I will treat you and our work respectfully and confidentially.

I also attend ongoing professional development and regular clinical supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have attended courses on the impact of trauma, rape, sexual abuse, self-harm, domestic violence, addiction and shame.

I also specialise in seeing clients new to counselling.

As well as regular continuing professional development, I have trained in the following:

  • Professional Diploma in Counselling; University of the West of England, 2015 (BACP Accredited)
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse professional awareness and support, Sarsas, 2015
  • Self injury professional awareness and assistance, Self Injury Support, 2014
  • Trauma and childhood sexual abuse in a therapeutic setting, Southmead Project, 2013
  • Addictions in a therapeutic setting, Swan project, 2013
  • Certificate in Counselling skills; University of the West of England, 2013
  • Domestic Violence; professional awareness and assistance, Women’s Aid, 2011


As well as my private counselling practice, I work as a sessional counsellor at Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Service (SARSAS) and have worked on the National Domestic Violence Helpline at Women’s Aid since 2011.

I spent 2 years at The Southmead Project as a counsellor for child survivors of sexual abuse and The Swan Project for 1.5 years as a counsellor for people with addictions.

I am a feminist and am committed to reducing environmental impact where I can.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

People experiencing:

  • Depression, sadness and low mood
  • Anxiety, overthinking, fears and phobias
  • Feeling lost
  • Panic attacks
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional abuse and gaslighting
  • Bullying
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Flashbacks
  • Rape and sexual abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress
  • Addiction, recovery and relapse
  • Confidence issues and low self-esteem
  • Self-harm and self neglect
  • Shame
  • Tinnitus
  • Workplace stress - particularly in front line caring roles and the media industry

Help with:

  • Confidence building
  • Gaining self-esteem and self-worth
  • Healthy coping strategies
  • Learning to self-care
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Finding calm
  • Understanding of self
  • Developing inner strength

Photos & videos

  • Entrance to Counselling room
  • Counselling room
  • Second Counselling room


I offer a free initial telephone consultation for up to 40 minutes.

All face-to-face sessions are £45 for 50 minutes within a private therapy room.

Further information

All sessions are held at Enso Healing rooms on Cheltenham Road in Bristol.

It is near to Redland, Bishopston, Stokes Croft, Gloucester Road and Kingsdown.

Parking is available for bicycles and cars.

Buses 3A, 3B, 70, 71, 73, 75, 76,78, 79, 429 all stop outside the venue.

The nearest station is Montpellier, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6 5RB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


22.11.17 - I currently have a Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon appointment free - call, text or e-mail to enquire

Types of client

Older adults