Vanessa Lathbury MSc. Counselling PGDip. Couns. MBACP Snr Accred.

Vanessa Lathbury MSc. Counselling PGDip. Couns. MBACP Snr Accred.

Bottle Cottage
15 Abbey Street
Wotton Under Edge
GL12 8RN

01454 279188 / 07748 981598

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Bottle Cottage
15 Abbey Street
Wotton Under Edge
GL12 8RN

01454 279188 / 07748 981598

About me

When someone looks for a counsellor it is often because there is something happening in life they want to explore, find different ways of dealing with, or to enable them to make changes to improve their lives. 

My way of working is to offer a safe space in which you can do this.  I believe that the counselling relationship is key in assisting positive change and if you feel safe and supported in the counselling space then 'that which is difficult' may be faced and explored.  For this reason I offer an initial session at a reduced fee so you can decide if you want to begin counselling with me. 

My approach is predominantly Person-Centred but I work in an integrative way which means I blend techniques from other counselling approaches if they may be of benefit in our work together.  I also practice Mindfulness which can offer help for depression and encourages emotional wellbeing.       

If you would like to know more about me and the way I work check out my website at

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc. Counselling (University of Bristol) - Research Dissertation on Stress

PG Diploma Counselling - Organisational Settings (University of Bristol)

BACP Senior Accredited Member

ACAD Training in Addiction

Mindfulness Training

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Supervision


I have been practising for over 14 years and am a Senior Accredited member of BACP.

My counselling work currently includes running my private practice from my therapy room as well as being Lead Counsellor for Bristol Area Stroke Foundation and working for the University of Bristol. Previously I have worked in a variety of settings including working in an Occupational Health team for the Police Constabulary.  Working in the field of addiction within the NHS & Criminal Justice Service. As well as telephone counselling experience working on a crisis helpline.     I also offer Counselling Supervision and am experienced in working with counselling students while they are studying.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with



Initial session £20 for an hour, this is a reduced fee so you can gauge whether you feel counselling will be of benefit to you and if you want to work with me.

Thereafter fee £40 per hour, some concessions available.

Further information

I practice counselling from a therapy room in my house. My counselling room is a tranquil space in a rural, peaceful setting in Kingswood, a small village, near Wotton Under Edge on the edge of the Cotswolds. My counselling room is on the first floor, there are 12 stairs to the room.   The property is easily accessible for South Glos/North Bristol being, 6 miles from Yate, 7 miles from Thornbury, 10 miles from Almondsbury and Glos being 1 mile from Wotton Under Edge, 3 miles from Dursley/Cam and Stroud 13 miles.  There is off-street parking available.
I can offer short or long term work, depending on your requirements. I work on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

My first appointment is 0900 and the last appointment of the day is 1800.

I have experience working with counselling students and offer concessions while you are studying.

Maps & Directions

Wotton Under Edge, GL12 8RN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Limited availability at present

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


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