Caroline Sutton

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BA(Psych), MA(Mental Health), Reg.MBACP
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Bristol BS35 & BS9
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About me


I am a registered BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Bristol. I see clients at The Practice Rooms in Westbury on Trym and Clifton Village as well as The Thornbury Clinic in Thornbury. I use a variety of theoretical approaches to assist you in understanding and working through your issues but the relationship with you, the client, is central to my work.

For some people the decision to seek counselling can be a difficult and daunting prospect. The best way to start is to simply arrange an introductory session, where we would explore what has brought you to therapy and discuss how we might work together. It is important for you to feel comfortable in your choice of therapist. There is no obligation to continue beyond the introductory session.

Training, qualifications & experience


B.A. in Psychology
M.A. in Mental Health Counselling
Post Grad Certificate in Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy

I also attend regular trainings for continuing professional development (CPD), which include:

CBT level 1; Practitioner course for Eating Disorders; Gestalt Therapy; Working with Abuse; Level 1 CBT; Master Practitioner in NLP; Reiki level 1-2; Focusing level 1-2; Focusing trainer; Certificate in Focusing Oriented Therapy.


I am a registered member of BACP and I adhere to their code of ethics.
I am a certified member of The Focusing Institute.


I am a registered BACP Psychotherapist and Counsellor with experience working with individuals and couples from many different walks of life and motivations to enter therapy.  I have worked in private healthcare where I facilitated a range of group therapy sessions and managed an individual caseload and I have been in private practice for over 10 years.

I practice as an integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, which means I work to combine elements of my training to suit your needs at different stages of the therapeutic relationship.  As each client is unique, so too is each therapy relationship and treatment plan.

In general my work involves person to person counselling and it is my task to provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space within which you can gain a better understanding of your world space. Our work together will begin with an assessment period so that I can get to know how best to assist you as well as giving you an opportunity to feel comfortable in your choice of working with me. Depending on your needs I may draw upon various theoretical approaches including psychodynamic, CBT, humanistic or existential but fundamentally it is the relationship with you, the client that is central to the work.


I take regular supervision, which adheres to the standards of BACP.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Additional information

My counselling fee is £50 for individual sessions.

Sessions last 50 minutes and are generally held the same day and time each week.

The number of sessions is usually discussed in the introductory session and then subject to review.

The client has the freedom to end therapy at any time.

3 days notice is required for non-attendance. I may sometimes be able to reschedule a session during the same week provided I am given adequate notice and I have availability. If not it will result in a full charge.

I do sometimes offer concessions.

Payment is due at the end of each session in cash or by cheque. I may be able to set up a monthly payment schedule upon request which can be paid in advance of sessions. 

When I work

I work during working hours.  I do not work evenings or weekends.

Further information

On a more personal level I have had the pleasure to spend over 20 years living in diverse countries within Africa, Europe and the Middle East.These experiences have helped me in my own journey towards self-awareness but have also led me to develop a keen respect for human rights and individual difference and to strive for a non-judgemental approach in my life and work. I currently live in Bristol with my family.

Please feel free to explore my website to learn more about me and how I work. I look forward to meeting you.

The Thornbury Clinic, 4 Castle Street, Thornbury, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS35 1HB

The Practice Rooms, 57-59 High Street, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, Somerset, BS9 3ED

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The Thornbury Clinic has wheelchair accessibility.


Caroline Sutton
Caroline Sutton