Lisa Sanders Accr. ACAT, Reg MBACP Chew Valley and South Bristol BS39

Lisa Sanders Accr. ACAT, Reg MBACP Chew Valley and South Bristol BS39

Bishop Sutton


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Bishop Sutton


About me

I offer an open, warm, professional and safe environment and deeply value the Therapy process and relationship as unique to each individual person. I respect your privacy and confidentiality within the work that we will undertake together. Coming to therapy to explore, understand, and work through anything that may be troubling, whether that is your past, present or both can be difficult to do. We will work together to help you through the difficulties you are facing.

My approach will depend on your needs and your goals. I will be thoughtful about your experiences and respectful to your wishes. Be assured that I have extensive experience when working with a wide range of  problems, histories and issues. Working within the NHS I have a proven record of helping many people to see past what may be troubling them and helping them to no longer feel overwhelmed, trapped or hopeless.

I am based in the Chew Valley, close to Wells, Bath and South Bristol. Surrounding villages include Keynsham, Pensford, Temple Cloud, West Harptree, Chew Stoke, Marksbury, Chew Magna. My practice is run from my home which is in Bishop Sutton, Bristol with plenty of off street parking. I am 10 miles from the centre of Bristol, 13 miles from Bath and 12 miles from Wells.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Therapist with a Diploma in Counselling and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). I am Accredited with the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherpists (BACP).

I have worked within the NHS for the last 8 years providing Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and CAT on a short and long term basis.

My experience involves working in GP surgeries, providing the NHS Talking Therapies Service, the Complex Needs Service within the Community Mental Health Teams in Wells and Berkshire and Maggie’s Cancer Charity in Oxford. I have also been a supervisor as part of my roles in the Talking Therapies NHS Service and Maggies.

The range of issues I have worked with includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Identity Problems
  • Trauma
  • Abuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Problem Solving
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Self Harming and suicide
  • Anger
  • Life Adjustments
  • Postnatal Depression

Prior to training as a Counsellor, I worked therapeutically with individuals and groups for 12 years across a number of settings including charities and the prison service.

I work in accordance with the BACP code of ethics and practice and am Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checked.


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For an introduction meeting I charge £20. In this time we will discuss what has brought you to see me and how I can help.

Subsequent sessions are £35 an hour.

Concessions subject to availability

Further information

What is Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT)?

In a nut shell….

CBT looks at your thoughts and feelings to change the way you feel. There may be exercises and things to do in between sessions. To find out more about CBT go to the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) page at

Counselling can vary from problem solving, talking about your life in the present, to looking at your past relationships and childhood and linking them to the present.

CAT focuses on relationships, past and present, to help understand why you relate to yourself and others in the way that you do in the present.There may be work between some sessions in the form of work sheets and monitoring. Please take a look at the ACAT website for more information:

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS39

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Email, phone or text, I will respond within 24 hours. I have appointments evenings, weekends and Fridays (other days and times possible upon request).

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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