Cat Chappell MBACP Prof. Dip Counselling

Cat Chappell MBACP Prof. Dip Counselling

The Arches Therapy Rooms
196-198 Cheltenham Road

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road

07422 972165

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The Arches Therapy Rooms
196-198 Cheltenham Road

Enso Healing Rooms
190 Cheltenham Road

07422 972165

About me

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 behind them, and with counselling I can help you to understand those motivations and choose a different way to be with them.

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

I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I use a range of different counselling techniques depending on what I feel is best for you as a person and the outcomes that you wish for.

What will counselling be like?

By being an active and impartial listener during counselling, I can help you to understand the source of the 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

What to expect

If you feel you’d like to work with me, then please get in contact. We can either discuss what you need via a free-of-charge telephone consultation, or arrange a face-to-face appointment.

Counselling appointments are usually held weekly 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.

Training, qualifications & experience


Professional Diploma in Counselling, University of the West of England, May 2015.


I have attended training on the impact of trauma, rape, sexual abuse, self-harm, domestic violence, addiction and shame and seeing clients who are new to counselling.


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 within my counselling practice.

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.

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 Arches Therapy Rooms
  • Arches Therapy Rooms
  • Arches Therapy Rooms
  • Entrance to Counselling room
  • Counselling room


I offer a free 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 either at at Enso Healing rooms on Cheltenham Road in Bristol, which is Wheelchair accessible, or at The Arches Clinic, also on Cheltenham Road.

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 train station is Montpellier, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6 5QZ
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

Types of client

Older adults